Covid-19 Response
We’re registering volunteers across Otago and connecting them to organisations needing help


Volunteer Opportunities

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National News

Local News

  • by Leisa de Klerk
    This last month has been all about change, and that’s not something that many of us deal with very well. The change has come very rapidly, and its been put there to keep us, all of us, safe. But that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been difficult or challenging. In fact, it usually means that […]
  • by Leisa de Klerk
    When the announcement was first made for NZ to move immediately into Level 3, Volunteering Otago had already behind operating behind closed doors for a week, and we had been proactively planning for supporting our volunteers and members in a very different way. We thought we had this all figured out, and that by the […]
  • by shirley@VO
    Check out the following articles of Volunteering Otago and Volunteering Centrals work during the last four weeks. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/volunteers-asked-wait-guidelines https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/volunteer-otago%E2%80%99s-new-branch-hold-help-still-wanted https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/hundreds-volunteer-help-others https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/volunteers-keen-help-others Volunteering Otago on Otago Access Radio //staging.accessmedia.nz/Player.aspx?eid=01fbad26-6311-4327-9c71-69e2734a9c85 //staging.accessmedia.nz/Player.aspx?eid=786b4de7-3a45-42c6-9033-d35b664ee135

Supported Volunteering

Our Supported Volunteering Programme is a referral based service that supports individuals that have experienced issues with their mental health to access volunteer opportunities.

Say thank you!

Do you know of someone doing wonderful things as a volunteer?  Share their story with us and we’ll put their name in the draw for Volunteer of the Month.