Library volunteers

Our libraries play an important role in lifelong learning for our communities by assisting people to source and share information. Libraries are very different today - there’s a whole lot more than books. Patrons can surf the net, browse a magazine, or play music. Our great team of over 100 volunteers help to make our libraries stimulating and inviting spaces.

Volunteer roles

  • Cleaning and maintenance of toy collections, computers and audio visual materials
  • delivering books to housebound residents
  • photocopying and brochure folding
  • sorting local history materials
  • preparation and running of book sales 
  • stock taking of library collections
  • maintenance of the Community Information area.

Volunteer requirements

  • ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds 
  • relevant numeracy and literacy skills
  • an understanding of quality customer service principles
  • a satisfactory criminal history report.

Volunteer hours
Our six libraries are located in Willunga, Aldinga, Seaford, Noarlunga, Woodcroft and Aberfoyle Park. Each library has slightly different opening times throughout the week. There are opportunities for weekend and evening volunteering roles in some of the branches. For more information please contact your local library


Volunteer selection and introduction

All our volunteer roles have personal and role requirements to ensure best fit for both the role and the individual.

Our volunteer selection process includes:

  • Completion of application form
  • Initial screening discussion (usually by phone)
  • Role interview with the selected program
  • Referee checks
  • DHS screening (where necessary)

All successful volunteer applicants must also attend a one hour council volunteering orientation where they will be required to sign a Volunteer Agreement prior to starting at their volunteering site/program 

On first attendance at their volunteering site/program, volunteers will receive a role specific induction to prepare them for their role and the management of Work, Health and Safety matters.

PDF icon png Volunteer Invovement Policy (443K)
PDF icon png Volunteer Agreement (153K)

Volunteer management

Volunteer roles are defined within Volunteer Position Descriptions with ongoing management being guided by the council Volunteer Involvement Policy, the Volunteer Code of Conduct and related council guidelines and procedures.

Our Volunteer Orientation Handbook provides further details about being a volunteer with the City of Onkaparinga.

Enquiries relating to volunteer management within council or seeking information to support community organisations involving volunteers can be directed to the HR Business Partner – Volunteer Management.

PDF icon png Code of Conduct for Volunteers (245K)