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“Volunteers are not paid- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless”

As a proud South Australian charity for more than 75 years, community support for Novita Children’s Services remains vital in helping us ensure that children and young people living with a disability can continue to receive every opportunity to develop their potential.

How you can help

Do you have some spare time and are looking to support a worthy cause?

If you time and would like to help Novita, why not consider becoming one of our valued volunteers?

We appreciate life is busy, this is why volunteering at Novita can be as little or as much time as you like – we are truly grateful for any time you can give.

Novita is proudly the largest South Australian community-based children’s service organisation, and volunteers are an essential part of who we are. We simply could not do the work we do without the support of our wonderful volunteers. By sharing your time and skills, you will be supporting Novita in giving children the best opportunities in life.

Our volunteers are involved in a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Assisting our Marketing/Fundraising Team with awareness raising activities
  • Administration support
  • Volunteering at Novita events
  • Working with our auxiliaries
  • Volunteering at our Library

Being a volunteer is both rewarding and fun. You will make new friends, learn new skills and use your knowledge and experience for a great cause.  Most importantly, each time you donate to Novita it supports us to develop kids’ potential every day.

Please note that due to our significant commitment to university allied health student placement, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate requests for work experience. Volunteer opportunities are sporadic and generally consist of event and administrative support – volunteering is not suitable for gaining experience with clients.

If you would like to know more about volunteering or to receive a volunteer information pack please contact our Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator Jaylee Cooper on 0423 044 736 or email jaylee.cooper@novita.org.au.

Please note that all volunteers must have a National Police Clearance before commencement of volunteering at Novita Children’s Services. If you do not have this clearance Novita will organise this and there will be no out of pocket expenses for volunteers.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Novita Golf Day Friday April 21st Kooyonga Golf Club

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:

Event Preparation

Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the event the event – 18 & 19 April .

Packing bags, wrapping prizes, laminating signs and general administration duties . 1 – 2 volunteers required for both days . Located at Regency Park Office

Golf Event Day- Set Up . Onsite 8.00am for 2 – 3 hours . 2 volunteers required

  • Labor including lifting chairs/tables/ice tubs
  • Sorting ice and drinks
  • Putting up feather flags

We particularly require volunteers who are capable of heavy lifting during this time Event Day

General assistance throughout the day between 11am-5pm

  • Assisting with food and drinks
  • Covering staff/volunteer breaks
  • Supporting staff and fellow volunteers Competition Attendant’s
  • Required to facilitate the golf games and accept fundraising money .
  • Required to engage and encourage golfers to play/enter and be energetic/fun .
  • Cash Handle/Counting Required

Minimum 6 volunteers required.

Please note: All volunteers will be required to wear black pants/shorts, clean shoes (runners) and a Novita polo and hat (both supplied). The Golf Club has very strict policies on this that we must adhere to. If you are volunteering from 11am-5pm you will be supplied with lunch.

Novita Head Office

Gift Wrapping Our Regency Park Office is looking for a volunteer/s to assist with wrapping various items we have in storage which can be made in to raffle baskets for future fundraising. This opportunity is available anytime between 9-5 on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Central Districts Charity Match Saturday June 24th We are looking for volunteers to collect entry donations as well as selling raffle tickets on the day.

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