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From contributing to policy development to supporting the delivery of programs and projects, volunteers help us to reach and support older people, and achieve of our goal of advancing the rights, interests and futures of South Australians as we age.

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Our volunteers are an integral part of everything that COTA SA does. From contributing to policy development processes to greeting visitors and callers at our reception desk and supporting the delivery of programs and projects, volunteers help us to reach and support older people, and achieve of our purpose of advancing the rights, interests and futures of South Australians as we age.

COTA SA volunteers are dedicated individuals and their collective contributions make an extraordinary difference to the lives of older South Australians and communities across the State.

Make a difference — current volunteer vacancies

Are you ready to make a difference?

We are seeking the support of passionate and dedicated volunteers. Our current volunteer opportunities are listed below — these vary depending on current programs and needs so please do check back often, follow us on social media, subscribe to our E-newsletter or contact us for more information.

COTA Visitors — Make a difference in someone's life

COTA Visitors are volunteers who visit someone with limited companionship on a regular basis, to establish and maintain an ongoing friendship. Loneliness affects 20% of South Australians aged 75 and over and they can feel especially marginalised and out-of-touch in our modern online and busy world.

COTA Visitors is part of the Community Visitors Scheme — an Australian Government initiative that provides friendly volunteers for older people who are at risk of loneliness or social isolation.


We recruit and support volunteer visitors in the Adelaide metropolitan area, the Mid North and the Hills, Mallee and Southern (Fleurieu Peninsula) areas.

We are currently seeking volunteers to visit people waiting for a new friend across the metropolitan area and in Strathalbyn, Murray Bridge and Spalding. We also call on volunteers in the Eastern suburbs to visit residents at Regis Burnside on Booth Avenue, Linden Park.


As well as English-speaking people, we are also seeking volunteers who speak Italian, Greek or French.

An Italian-speaking woman is also sought to share coffee and Italian foods and activities with a group of Italian residents.

Common interests

You might have a common interest with one of the residents such as fashion, pets, gardening or sports. We are specifically seeking a chess player to visit on a Wednesday afternoon.

Volunteer visitors are matched to older people with similar backgrounds and shared interests, and are supported by COTA SA — even if you don't fit the criteria above we'd love to hear from you as we receive new requests for visitors regularly.

Apply now

If you would like to become a Community Visitor and make a difference in someone's life by extending your hand of friendship, we would love to hear from you. Click the link below or phone us on 08 8232 0422.

Apply online here

Climate Change Group, Digital & Administrative Support Volunteer

As the Digital and Admin Support Volunteer, you will assist the COTA SA Climate Change Group (CCG) and support its activities.

The CCG focuses on practical actions which older South Australians can take to address climate change including through webinars, visits to SA-based companies to quiz them about their climate change plans, reporting on activities and outcomes and facilitating online and face to face meetings with older people to update them.

The CCG plans to continue meeting with companies, looking at practical responses in relation to the health impact of climate change, and advocating for electric vehicles.

Apply now

Click below to read the full volunteer role description.

Or to register your interest in this role, contact us on 08 8232 0422 or email


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More information

For more information about volunteering with COTA SA you can contact us today:

08 8232 0422
1800 182 324 for country callers)

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