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Hutt St Centre relies on the commitment of volunteers to assist with the provision of services to people who are homeless, in a variety of roles and in different areas of the Centre.  We are very fortunate to have a fantastic group of volunteers who make our work possible each day. 

Throughout the Centre each week we have 180 active volunteers working alongside our staff group to ensure we can offer the highest quality services possible to people who are homeless and vulnerable. Volunteers contribute around 1,450 hours every month!

We welcome volunteers to contribute their knowledge, skills and time towards the vision and practices here at Hutt St Centre.

  • We generally require volunteers for roles at the Centre Monday to Friday between the hours of 7am to 4pm
  • Please note: we are not open in the evenings
  • Opportunities for event volunteers are generally available after hours or on event weekends
  • All volunteers are required to undergo a police check

We are very fortunate to have a fantastic group of dedicated, passionate volunteers contributing their time and skills to Hutt St Centre on a regular basis.


Volunteer vacancies

Volunteer role required: Kitchen support volunteer

Join a wonderful team environment where you’ll get more than you give. Put your muscles to work for a great cause!

This role includes:

  • Lunch service within our Meal Centre for people who are vulnerable and experiencing homelessness.
  • Pot Washing after meal service (your muscles come in handy here, as you’ll need to be able to lift up to 10kgs)

Days and Times: 11.00am-01.00pm 2 or 3 days a week, ongoing. Days are likely to be Monday and either Thursday or Friday.

If this role interests you, please email or call 08 8418 2546

Volunteer Role Required: Hutt St Centre Nutrition Volunteer

The primary role of this position is to lead the development of a cookbook aimed at people who have recently moved into new housing. This role will include leading group discussions with staff and participants of our monthly cooking classes held at Hutt St Centre, to best inform the cookbook development.

We are looking for a dedicated volunteer who:

  • Has a strong interested in food, nutrition and cooking.
  • Has experience in cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and/or cookbook creation.
  • Has experience in the nutrition and food industry OR is currently studying Nutrition and Food Science. 
  • Has competence with Publisher and Microsoft Word programs.
  • Is able to work with a range of different people, who may be experiencing complex problems.
  • Is able to work independently, supported by the nutritionist at Hutt St Centre.
  • Is able to commit to a weekly half-day shift.  Start date as of Mid-June 2018.

If this role interests you, please email or call volunteering on 8418 2546


Next Volunteer Information Session

Tuesday 19 June 2018, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Hutt St Centre, 258 Hutt St Adelaide

To register, please email or call 08 8418 2546


Advertising for vacancies

When volunteer positions do arise, they are advertised to current volunteers in the first instance, and are then advertised on this webpage, and our social media channels, to invite applications. Please check this page regularly for updates. Unfortunately we are unable to keep a register or waiting list for positions.

We recommend checking with Volunteering SA & NT  for positions with other organisations who are currently seeking volunteers.


Code Red or Code Blue Extreme Weather Responses

Please note: Code Blue or Code Red Extreme Weather Response - in order to best help and protect people challenged by homelessness, staff and inducted/regular volunteers support our response to extreme weather conditions. Thank you for caring about some of the most vulnerable people in our community.


Types of volunteer roles

Area: Meals

Shift time/s:

Breakfast - Mon-Fri 7am-8:30am and Sat 7am-9am

Lunch - Mon-Fri 11:30am-1pm

Public Holidays 7am-9am

Role & duties:

Serving dine-in hot meals weekdays and takeaway lunches on weekends.

Serving food (cooked by staff), clearing tables, washing, driving (food pickups) and donation sorting.


Area: Day Centre

Shift time/s:

Mon-Fri 7am-1pm

Sat 7am-9am

Public Holidays 7am-9am

Role & Duties:

The Day Centre provides access to essential services such as showers, laundry and access to social workers

Assisting people by providing toiletries, cleaning tea & coffee area, computer support, referring to services, general resource support.


Area: Op Shop (Clothes)

Shift time/s:

Mon-Fri 10:30am-12:45pm

Wednesdays 9am-10:30am

Role & duties:

Sorting, displaying and merchandising clothing and accessories.


Area: Programs (Aspire, Employment, Education)

Shift time/s:

Programs run Mon-Fri between 9am-4pm. Volunteer shift day/times vary.

Roles & duties:

Assisting with recreational activities, education and home visits

Mentors, working 1:1 to assist clients to complete study, job applications, daily tasks

Group activities such as gardening, Art Classes, Drama and Music

Beans Talk Coffee Cart


Area: Homelessness Service and Aged Living (crisis accommodation and community engagement) 

Shift time/s:

Services run Mon-Fri 8:30am-1pm. Volunteer shift day/times vary.

Roles & duties:

Data entry and phone surveys. General administrative support.

Community engagement - walking group and well being workshops.


Area: Events (fundraising and community)

Shift time/s:

Times and days vary including weekends

Walk a Mile in My Boots McLaren Vale, Friday 3 August

Walk a Mile in My Boots Adelaide, Friday 10 August

Bunnings BBQ (weekend)

Christmas Preparation

Roles & duties:

Promotional assistance, bump-in/out assistance, registration area, merchandise sales

Cooking sausage sizzle

Donation sorting and present wrapping


Area: Reception (administration)

Shift time/s:

Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm.

Role & duties:

Answering phones, concierge, mail and post sorting and distribution, referrals and basic administration.


Area: Fundraising

Shift time/s:

Thursdays 8:30am-12:30pm or 1pm-3pm

Role & duties:

Fundraising administration support - data entry and spreadsheets. Computer skills a must.


For further information, please contact

Volunteer Coordinator
T: 08 8418 2546 or email

Thank you

We would like to thank all our Hutt St Centre volunteers, past and present, for always putting in 100%. We are so lucky to have such an incredible group of volunteers who are willing to help and support people experiencing homelessness. You are AMAZING!