Volunteer with Us

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Who can Volunteer at Orana?

We welcome all volunteers – individuals, corporate and community groups

Orana volunteers are an incredible group of people. They donate their precious time to support people living with disabilities and in doing so provide additional resources Orana would be unable to offer without their assistance. .

Volunteers can work with us as little as once a year, or as much as once or twice a week. They can be individuals or entire organisations. You can choose a site that is close to your work or home and be involved in accommodation, employment or administration, events or fundraising.

We encourage people from all walks of life to volunteer with Orana:

  • Parents and siblings of clients
  • Adult students
  • Individuals
  • Corporate or community groups

Consider joining one of our Op Shops

We are always on the look-out for volunteers who can help our very friendly Op Shop team for 2-3 days a week on an on-going basis (flexible with hours, days, etc.) in the running of our Op Shops. For shop locations, please click here.

Tasks include:

  • Customer service
  • Working on the till processing sales
  • Stock processing and preparation including steaming and pricing
  • Shop presentation and visual merchandising, creating stylish windows and displays
  • Replenishing stock on the shop floor

Join an Auxiliary / Friends of Orana group

We also have volunteers that have joined together to form ‘Friends of Orana’ groups. These groups offer support and encouragement to families of people living with disability, run small fundraising activities and act as advocates for people living with disability across South Australia.

If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please contact Orana on (08) 8375 2000 or for more information, please contact us via our online contact form.

At our Accommodation Services

Some examples of the important roles volunteers can play in improving the lifestyle of people with disabilities either on a 1:1 basis or in a small group are:

  • Walking – taking a resident for a walk in the sunshine
  • Exercise – assisting residents in the gym
  • Recreation – taking a resident to the movies
  • Improving literacy and numeracy – reading with residents
  • Hobbies – sharing time doing a favorite hobby with a resident

At our Employment Services 

  • Projects – assist with on site project completion
  • Co-worker – work alongside employees with disability to improve their work satisfaction
  • Administration – provide administration support that allows staff to concentrate on employee development

General Administration

  • General administration – folding letters, filing
  • Data entry – keeping databases up to date and current
  • Fundraising – help raise much needed funds by running your own event or joining our lottery team.
  • Marketing – work with our marketing team
  • Specialised area where volunteers have specific work skills such as Human Resources and Finance

Corporate and Community Volunteering

  • We love corporate and community groups assisting Orana at fundraising events
  • Bring your team and your enthusiasm to help with a building or backyard makeover.

How do I volunteer?

Volunteers can be based at Orana’s head office in Netley or other Orana services depending on our volunteering needs.

If you have an interest in volunteering for any of Orana’s services, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Orana on 8375 2000.

We look forward to hearing from you.