Volunteers Needed

Help Support the ASSA & Astronomy in South Australia

Our Mission: To observe, understand, share and to enjoy the wonders of the Universe

Our Vision: To inspire and enrich the astronomer in everyone

The Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSA) relies critically upon its members to volunteer their time in order for the Society to function. Please consider turning your passion for Astronomy into helping the Society to serve its members and the general community. You will be part of a dedicated team making a real contribution and helping to maintain a balanced workload amongst fellow volunteers.

Members can volunteer to serve on Council as elected officers, or they can serve in non-elected roles by appointment, or they can support the Society in less formal ways.

Volunteer opportunities become available at various times, and are listed on this page to help members identify roles that may best suit them.

Current Volunteer Opportunities (updated 12 March 2023)

  • Telescope Operators of all abilities: Telescope operators, who volunteer their time and expertise at events, are critical to the Society engaging with the public and sparking interest in all things astronomical.
    You do not need to be an expert to pass on your enthusiasm for the night sky.
    If you are interested in volunteering as a telescope operator, come to the next viewing night / event for the public to get a feel for how the evening is organised and to experience the joy of adults and children alike.


  • Councillors: Councillors provide much-needed general support to ASSA’s Council. They get involved with projects and events, gain valuable experience from within Council on how the Society functions, and develop new skills along the way.
    New councillors are important to the long-term health of ASSA. At present, there are three Councillor positions available in 2023 for which expressions of interest are currently being sought.


  • Contributing Writers: The Society is seeking members to write regular or one-off articles for The Bulletin and/or the ASSA website in the following areas:
    Deep-Sky Objects and/or Observing
    Astronomy & Space News
    Reviews: Equipment, Software or Book.


If you want to know more, please contact Lisa Lavan, ASSA Secretary via email: secretary@assa.or.auor by phone on: 0408 262 111.