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COTA SA acknowledges the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains as the traditional custodians of the land our headquarters occupy. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal nations throughout South Australia. We honour Aboriginal peoples’ continuing connection to Country and recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal people.

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Volunteers are an integral part of everything COTA SA does


Volunteers are an integral part of everything COTA SA does, performing vital roles in policy development and supporting programs and projects.carol'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
  • media - assist with requests for photo's, testimonials and interviews for items supporting COTA SA that are for publications in the media
  • attending and helping with our policy forums and community engagement activities

Programs & Projects

COTA SA volunteers in the programs and projects area provide supportive assistance in a wide variety of roles including:

  • Peer Education - Peer Educator for Maximising My Independence
  • Strength for Life - Site Checks
  • Community Visitor Scheme - Community Visitor
  • My Aged Care Support Program - Aged Care Peer Champion
  • The Aged Care Navigators Trial - Aged Care Navigator - Information Hub
  • Corporate Services Support Assistance - Reception Relief Assistant
  • Community Connect Events - Promotional
  • Rainbow Hub working with the LGBTI community


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

Get involved

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

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