Northern Volunteering (SA) Inc


Northern Volunteering (SA) Inc


Welcome to our training.

We deliver a wide range of training – please browse our training manuals and training calendar.

At Northern Volunteering (SA) we have a reputation for providing training that is:

  • Innovative
  • Flexible
  • Relevant
  • Interesting

Why not find out more? Contact us for more details.

Lots of training opportunities for volunteers and volunteer managers in northern Adelaide. Some free, some fee for service.

Check them out!

Download a list of our current training packages


First Aid Training

Northern Volunteering this year have partnered with Karen Weeks from Vital Training to deliver First Aid courses for our local community.  Courses on offer this year are..

HLTAID009 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID010 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an Education and Care setting

Vital Training partners with Allen’s Training RTO 90909 so all certificates issued are nationally recognised.

Download the flyer here.

To book in a course here at Northern Volunteering or for more information contact Karen on 0481 561 606 or email

For more information visit:

vital training

Child Safe Environment Training

The through their eyes training provides an effective way to educate, inform and support mandated notifiers to recognise and respond to suspected child abuse or neglect. The program supports the participant to better understand the concept of child-safe environments, the legal responsibility of notification and the principles around reporting to the Child Abuse Report Line. This training is available for anyone working or volunteering with children or young people

Download the flyer here.

What people say about our training…

‘I have attended lots of training but yours was the best. I loved the way the trainers were relaxed and enjoyed banter but still got on with the job.’

‘Your method of training is a breath of fresh air.’

About Our Trainers

NVSA has a great team of trainers!

We aim to be innovative, creative and relevant in our courses. To stretch your thinking and get you wanting more.

Currently our team consists of:


Donatella Amos

Grad Voc Cert Man, Adv Dip CS,
NVSA Executive Officer
Certificate 1→ Advanced Diploma/Child Safe Environs

Donatella is the Executive Officer at Northern Volunteering. She has over 20 years experience managing volunteer programs including Director of services at a large hospital involving over 500 hospital and community based volunteers. Her most recent role for the last 7 years has been as Training and Development Manager for NVSA.

Donatella has a good understanding of volunteerism locally, nationally and internationally. She is held in high regard within the volunteer sector and has been on the board of AAMoV (as AAVA) – the national professional association for volunteer managers, as well as several others including community centres.

Donatella was included in the inaugural SA Honour Roll, in the 2009 – 2014 Who’s Who of Australian Women, nominated for City of Salisbury’s 2017 Legends Awards, and received a Certificate of Recognition from AAVA for her work in the sector.

She holds qualification in Community Sector Management, Training and Assessment, as well as volunteer program management including a Vocational Graduate Certificate of Management (Learning).


Karen Weeks

Vital Training Aquatic and First Aid Training

Karen comes to us with a wealth of First Aid knowledge being a former St John Ambulance volunteer she has had her fair share of real life experience. Karen’s a foster mum to 2 aboriginal boys so has a good understanding of trauma, anxiety and mental health and is keen to empower everyone to complete a First Aid Course.

I Want to Volunteer

Looking to make a difference in your community? Search here for volunteer roles:

CPR training
first aid training
A senior woman stands with a senior man and points at a tablet
A group of people sit around a table with laptops while a woman stands a speaks to the group
A team of people sits around a table looking at papers
A team of people sits around a table looking at papers
A team of people sits around a table looking at papers
A team of people sits around a table looking at papers

Contact Us

Opening hours: Monday -Thursday 9am - 4pm

NVSA is located at 39 John St, Salisbury South Australia, just a stone’s throw from the railway station and bus interchange.

Parking is easiest just behind us however maximum time limit is 3 hours.  If you are attending training or forums, free all day parking is only available in nearby streets.

Phone us on  (08) 8250 1582


15 + 4 =

Website design by Powdermonkey Design   |  Creative for the people