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Volunteers are an integral part of everything COTA SA does

Volunteering

Volunteers are an integral part of everything COTA SA does, performing vital roles in policy development and supporting programs and projects.sue's story

Policy and advocacy

COTA SA encourages volunteers to get involved in our policy and advocacy activities.

You can be involved by:
  • applying to join the COTA SA Policy Council when we undertake periodic recruitment
  • joining one of our working groups on cost of living, retirement villages or community engagement
  • undertaking research projects as they arise
  • representing COTA SA or older South Australians on external consumer and advisory committees
  • attending and helping with our policy forums and community engagement activities

Programs

COTA SA volunteers in the programs area perform a wide variety of functions including:
  • Peer Education
  • Strength for Life site checks
  • clubs support assistance
  • mailouts
  • data entry
  • media reviewing

Benefits

Volunteering is an experience which benefits both the organisation and the volunteer.

COTA SA volunteers have the opportunity to:
  • meet new people and make new friends
  • learn new skills
  • remain active
  • share skills and knowledge
  • contribute to community

Volunteer Newsletter

To find out more about volunteering and what our volunteers do, see the involve section in the latest issue of our online magazine eVolve.

Can you help?

If you would like information about volunteering with COTA SA or would like to apply for a position which is currently vacant, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Paloma Wraith, on 08 8232 0422 or 1800 182 324 for country callers, or use the contact form below.

Current Volunteer Position Vacancies: 

  • Gardener
    • To develop and maintain the appearance of the front garden areas of the COTA SA office ensuring that the garden areas are pleasant and have a presentation consistent with the COTA SA brand.
  • Moving Right Along Peer Educators
    • We require Peer Educators over 50 years of age to promote and facilitate interactive information sessions with seniors clubs and groups across South Australia throughout 2018 and 2019. Moving Right Along - Obligations and Opportunities for Older Drivers is a resource developed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and is being delivered by COTA SA. Peer Educators deliver three information sessions;
      • Session 1 - Older drivers, safer vehicles, fitness to drive and assessments
      • Session 2 - Travel options and retiring from driving
      • Session 3 - Motorised mobility scooters

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