The Berri Barmera Council recognises the important role that Volunteers undertake throughout the community. Many people have a desire to give voluntarily of their time and within Local Government there are opportunities for this to occur. While there are a number of areas within our Council where the participation of Volunteers could arise, the key roles are within Tourism, Libraries and Community Transport.
The Visitor Information Centre at Berri, undertakes both Tourism and Community Information functions on behalf of Council. If you enjoy talking about, helping people explore or researching the history and attractions of our district then there may be volunteer opportunities with our Tourism team.
With two Libraries located within our Council district, the opportunity to support the reading, research and education opportunities of our residents is open to any person with an interest in this field. Our libraries also provide a range of story time, craft, 'Get Savvy' workshops and history activities so the offer for more Volunteer involvement is often available. See the Library Services section for more information
Being transport disadvantaged within the Riverland is a situation that, for many residents, is a reality. The Riverland Community Transport Scheme provides an information service about the transport options available across the Riverland Region. When no other transport options exists Council maintains a small team of volunteer drivers who provide transport (in Council vehicles) to clients who have undertaken an assessment process.