New Volunteer Opportunities

Would You Like to Help ReStore?

ReStore are looking for someone to help out as a van driver for pick ups and deliveries. Do you have a license? Are you reasonably fit? Fill out the application here and talk to someone about what you can do to help.

Age Concern Otago

Do you have a spare hour a week / fortnight / month? Age Concern Otago are looking for volunteers for their Meals on Wheels service in the Dunedin area and even once a month is enough to make a difference. Brighten lives and help those in need of assistance. Follow...

Dunedin Pride Inc

Dunedin Pride Inc are looking for people to get involved in managing events and social groups for the local queer community. If you are queer or pro-queer and are interested in getting involved then follow the link here and fill in an application.

For more great volunteer opportunities, search our database.


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.

Learn more here!

Local News

Migrant Volunteering Workshops

Volunteering New Zealand is partnering with Volunteering Otago to deliver interactive migrant and volunteering workshops for recent migrants. The workshops are designed to inform recent migrants about the opportunities and benefits of volunteering in New Zealand. The...

Volunteer Engagement Workshop

On the 20th of May we will be hosting a Volunteer Engagement Workshop, a Professional Development Workshop for Managers of Volunteers. the Workshop will take place at 10am in Community House and tickets are available on Eventbrite. Earlybird tickets are only $20. We...

Hall Available

The East Otago Small Bore Rifle Association has a hall with kitchen and recreation reserve available for hire for anything recreation or sport related. Maximum occupancy is 100 with unfortunately no disabled access. Payment would be on a case by case basis depending...

Volunteering New Zealand News

  • Standing up for volunteers and volunteering
      Life is about making an impact. Recently I attended the investiture of Prof Karen Smith, previous Chair of Volunteering New Zealand, who was made member of the Order of Merits for her contribution t …
  • Heather Moore, Volunteering Waikato: Q&A
    Heather Moore, general manager at Volunteering Waikato, recently received a Queen’s Service Medal to recognise her contributions to communities. Heather has made a fantastic impact on volunteering in …
  • Wellbeing Conference 2018
    As we mentioned in a previous post, the concept of wellbeing is receiving a lot of attention at the moment. The question is: how can introducing wellbeing concepts alter the design of public policy to …

Thank you to…

Ange Leach

Ange has been helping in the dementia unit at St Andrew's Care Home for the past four and a half years with craft and art. She brings new ideas to the residents and has a lovely gentle approach. Ange brings her artistic talents to the home and encourages residents to...

Tell us about your amazing volunteers!

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

18 hours ago
10 fantastic tips for making your organisation attractive to volunteers! Thank you @RobJConsulting for the list.

#volunteering #bestpractice #recognition
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We've taken a break from the thinkpiece articles and written a more practical post this time. Enjoy!

#volunteering #lovols #volmgmt #nonprofits #recruitment #retention #recognition
4 days ago
NEXT WEEK: Building Bridges 2020 - Capacity Building Conference, hosted by Volunteering Hawkes Bay @volhb​. Michelle Kitney, VNZ's CE, is a key-note speaker and will be talking about the role of volunteering in building community capacity. Learn more: VolunteeringNZ photo
2 weeks ago
SAVE THE DATE: Student Volunteer Week, 30 March - 5 April 2020. Here's a sneak peek at our SVW 2020 artwork. This year's theme is 'Collective Impact'. More details and resources to come!! #SVW2020 VolunteeringNZ photo
2 weeks ago
Māori armed forces honoured at new Waitangi museum, Te Rau Aroha. Te Rau Aroha includes the stories of the NZ wars and the Boer War, with a strong focus on the Pioneer Battalion of WWI and the Māori Battalion.
3 weeks ago
SAVE THE DATES for our 2020 campaigns and events!
- Student Volunteer Week 30 March-5 April
- National Volunteer Week 21-27 June
- Pivot conference 21 October. Pivot masterclass 22 October
- International Volunteer Managers Day 5 November
- International Volunteer Day 5 December
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