Meet our volunteers

This National Volunteer Week, meet a just handful of the 340 City of Adelaide volunteers who generously share their time, passion and skills for the benefit of the community.  

Volunteer Week (May 18 to 24) is a chance say 'thank you' to our volunteers. This year's theme is 'Colour your community red'. You can participate by tying something red out the front of your home - a ribbon, scarf or even a tea towel. It's a great way to show your appreciation while restrictions are in place.

Yaning Wang

Event and Library programs volunteer

I have learned many things from my volunteering experience and the most valuable skill for my workplace is customer service. I not only learned how people help and support each other during work from the council staff, but also how everyone understands each other and has empathy and compassion, whatever their cultural background.

Madhavi Meegahapola

Digital hub volunteer

Volunteering as a digital hub tutor at the Hutt Street Library has given me a great opportunity to help people with basic digital literacy on digital platforms. This program is a great way to meet new people and learn about the culture. It helps me to improve my thinking skills and to develop my communication abilities. Volunteering has helped me to stay connected with people regularly as I am new to Australia. I feel really valued to be a part of City of Adelaide in the library team and made me happier to meet lovely people.

Andrea Kloeden

History Hub volunteer

"Remembering our streets" is one of the programs undertaken by History Hub volunteers. Collecting people's memories and stories is an excellent way of engaging with the community and sometimes you discover some surprising things about the past. For example, for a brief period during the 1950s a multiple murderer lived in Gover street. Our research has revealed a diverse range of people have lived in our streets, everyone from tram drivers to bank managers. Among some of the more well known was Mary Lee, the suffragist who spent her last few years in Gover Street.

Do you have stories or memories you would like to contribute? If they relate to the city or North Adelaide, submit online

Valdis Dunis

Community group volunteer

Friends and Residents of North Adelaide is a recently created community group I set up to enable the many active local residents and visitors to North Adelaide to get together regularly to share experiences and get new ideas on what we can do for our community.

We have a Facebook page, do community sessions and make submissions to Council and others on behalf of the community, but what I enjoy the most is hosting the monthly dinners locked in for the 4th Saturday of each month. We all bring a dish to share, some drinks, and often we have musicians come to perform for us – singing, piano, guitar, etc till the wee hours afterwards. Usually we get about 40 people attending, and always have newcomers too looking to meet their neighbours and make new friends.