A day in the life of a South Australian volunteer

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LEADING THE WAY: Yankalilla Netball Club president Trish Hogben says the club runs so smoothly due to the work put in by the countless number of volunteers, including the committee. Photo: Dani Brown.

LEADING THE WAY: Yankalilla Netball Club president Trish Hogben says the club runs so smoothly due to the work put in by the countless number of volunteers, including the committee. Photo: Dani Brown.

THE TIMES, VICTOR HARBOR: Every group of volunteers needs someone to step up to the plate and lead them through the course of their work. People like Yankalilla Netball Club president Trish Hogben are invaluable to their organisation or club. Read more.

Clare Red Cross members Sarah Wood, Sue Mayfield and Helen Ashby assisting at a recent blood bank drive in Clare.

Clare Red Cross members Sarah Wood, Sue Mayfield and Helen Ashby assisting at a recent blood bank drive in Clare.

NORTHERN ARGUS: When it comes to a natural disaster, war or general humanitarian need, you can count on the Red Cross to be there in full support. In Clare, the Red Cross group have supported the community in more ways than one since its inception. Read more.

Humbled: Rodney Bell, Citizen of the Year 2017, at work in his shearing shed. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

Humbled: Rodney Bell, Citizen of the Year 2017, at work in his shearing shed. Photo: Sue Rawkins.

THE ISLANDER: Around Kangaroo Island there are legacies of volunteer work everywhere – some of it gives pleasure to residents and visitors alike while others are needed for the survival of the land and the people who call it home. Read more.

RECOGNITION: Naracoorte resident Darren North has received the John Sheekey Volunteer of the Year Award for his long-standing dedication to the sport of show jumping.

RECOGNITION: Naracoorte resident Darren North has received the John Sheekey Volunteer of the Year Award for his long-standing dedication to the sport of show jumping.

NARACOORTE HERALD: Naracoorte resident Darren North has been recognised for his voluntary work with show jumping which spans almost three decades. Read more.

THE TRANSCONTINENTAL: A typical Thursday morning for Melodie Watts consists of an early wake up, followed by a trip to Woolworths to decide what to cook for lunch, before arriving at Our House Port Augusta Inc. at about 8.30am. Read more.

Back in 2015: Tony Cappelluti (third from left) presents a thank you cheque to Kingston SES members Tyson Baker (left), Tim Comey, Kym Wehl and Alan Stargatt.

Back in 2015: Tony Cappelluti (third from left) presents a thank you cheque to Kingston SES members Tyson Baker (left), Tim Comey, Kym Wehl and Alan Stargatt.

COASTAL LEADER: Whenever disasters happen, the Kingston SES team are on hand helping out – and all of them are volunteers. They respond to emergencies such as missing people or car accidents; everyone takes part in many important jobs but most people who work for the SES are volunteers. Read more.

SERVED: Salvation Army Kitchen Team Leader Dianne Sampson with Assistant Team Leader Damian Smith.

SERVED: Salvation Army Kitchen Team Leader Dianne Sampson with Assistant Team Leader Damian Smith.

WHYALLA NEWS: The Salvation Army is one of many dedicated volunteer groups that provide an important service to the community. Read more.

5TCB volunteer Deb Salt.

5TCB volunteer Deb Salt.

BORDER CHRONICLE: As national volunteer week approaches, 5TCB volunteer Deb Salt has given the community an insight into a typical day in her role. Read more.

VOLUNTEER: Sue Chappell helps drive people to locations including Port Lincoln, Elliston and Tumby Bay as a volunteer driver for Red Cross.

VOLUNTEER: Sue Chappell helps drive people to locations including Port Lincoln, Elliston and Tumby Bay as a volunteer driver for Red Cross.

PORT LINCOLN TIMES: Sue Chappell has been volunteering with the Red Cross in some form or another for about eight years. These days she volunteers for the Telecross program, where people make a daily telephone call to check on peoples wellbeing, and as a volunteer driver. Read more.

TEAM: Port Pirie Meals on Wheels volunteers Linda Jasper, Rosemarie Jacka, Jan Milhinch, Pat Bradbrook, Anita Kiosoglous, Trish Deer, Andrew Flynn, Bernie Seyfang and Tom Ferme.

TEAM: Port Pirie Meals on Wheels volunteers Linda Jasper, Rosemarie Jacka, Jan Milhinch, Pat Bradbrook, Anita Kiosoglous, Trish Deer, Andrew Flynn, Bernie Seyfang and Tom Ferme.

PORT PIRIE RECORDER: With the sun still nestled low, content not to fight against the morning chill, a dedicated few move through the quiet streets of Port Pirie. A small but tight-knit group, the early rise does not deter them from the task at hand. Read more. 

Volunteers: Marie Lawrence and Dorothy Head stand behind the counter at the Hangar Op Shop in Murray Bridge. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

Volunteers: Marie Lawrence and Dorothy Head stand behind the counter at the Hangar Op Shop in Murray Bridge. Photo: Peri Strathearn.

MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD: At five in the morning Dorothy Head is up and out of bed, reading the paper over breakfast. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays she makes her way down Fifth Street, Murray Bridge, unlocks a door and helps shift a few racks of clothes and shelves of crockery and books onto the footpath, something to get the attention of passers-by. Read more.

WEST COAST SENTINEL: A day with the Streaky Bay Indoor Bowls Club highlights the social atmosphere generated on a weekly basis. Just one end elicits the full range of emotions, from howls of joy to screams of anguish, as well as laughter. Read more.

LION: Cleve and District Lions Club member John Nolan says the work of a volunteer is selfless and worth it to give the community useful facilities.

LION: Cleve and District Lions Club member John Nolan says the work of a volunteer is selfless and worth it to give the community useful facilities.

EYRE PENINSULA TRIBUNE: Cleve and District Lions Club volunteer John Nolan has been a part of the club since it was chartered by the Wudinna Lions Club in 1978. Read more.

"It’s rewarding work, I like to leave people with a smile." - Sue Chappell

“If it wasn’t for Meals on Wheel I’m afraid I would have felt very left out, because when I moved to Pirie five years ago I knew no one... It’s just a big family.” - Trish Deer

"That’s probably something the community doesn’t really know about the club, that we put money in to get things like the screening van to visit." - John Nolan

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