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Over 200 people volunteer at Baptist Care SA in a wide variety of roles. They are highly valued and an integral part of our team. Their skill and passion complements that of our staff.  Their dedication allows us to extend the reach and quality of our services. Together, we touch and transform lives every day.


If you are interested in making friends with a refugee or asylum seeker through Baptist Care SA’s Friendship Program, please contact Bryan Hughes at volunteer@baptistcaresa.org.au . Just 6 hours per month can make a huge difference in their lives – and enrich your own. 

For all other volunteer roles, please check out our current volunteer positions.


Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering with Baptist Care SA is a rewarding way to:

  • Develop new skills
  • Gain valuable experience
  • Make new friends and contacts
  • Contribute positively to society
  • See lives change and improve


Volunteers are active across Baptist Care SA in Administration, Program support, Pastoral Care, Catering, Maintenance and Cleaning.
Our Friendship Program for refugees and asylum seekers relies entirely on the support of volunteers.


For information regarding current volunteer opportunities and to apply for specific positions, click here.
Your application will take 2 – 3 weeks to process, but we will be in touch.

These opportunities change over time and we encourage you to revisit this page if you don’t find a position today.

If you want more information about us, our latest annual report will give you an insight. You should also know we are absolutely committed to the wellbeing of children and others in our care and we have a strong focus on quality and innovation.


Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Policy
A copy of the Baptist Care SA Volunteer Handbook is available on request.
Email volunteer@baptistcaresa.org.au

Friendship Program

Our Friendship Program gives you the opportunity to extend a warm, friendly welcome to someone from a refugee or asylum seeker background who is settling in Adelaide.  Just six hours per month can make a huge difference in their lives and enrich your own.



Together you can

  • Share a meal
  • Practise English
  • Discover one another’s culture
  • Explore new parts of Adelaide together
  • Have fun

You both decide where and when to meet and what you’ll do – so it is flexible and convenient. Free interactive training is provided, which also gives you the opportunity to connect with other volunteers in the program.


How do I get involved?

To volunteer with Baptist Care SA’s Friendship Program you need to be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Over 22 years of age
  • Able to volunteer for 6 hours per month for at least 6 months
  • Able to attend mentor training session
  • Have satisfactory police and reference checks.


For more information view our Friendship Program Information Pack or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, on (08) 8118 5228 or email volunteer@baptistcaresa.org.au.



“What I’ve learnt from being a mentor in the Baptist Care SA Friendship Program, is that mentors gain just as much as the refugees in the program. I’d really encourage others to be involved because it’s very rewarding and it’s a good way to contribute to making somebody feel welcome and comfortable in Australia.”

Kyra, mentor


Help Those Who Are Homeless

Open six days a week, our Homelessness Services in Millers Court off Wright Street in the city offer a warm welcome and a safe place for struggling South Australians. Our volunteers help us provide a caring and positive service.


Check out our current volunteering opportunities.

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