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Coastguard New Zealand is the charity saving lives at sea. We're on a mission to help Kiwis get the best out of their time on the water, safely and with confidence. Last year Coastguard's 1,963 volunteers gave their time to help bring nearly 8,000 Kiwis back home safely to dry land - from Cape Rēinga to Bluff and across the coastlines, major rivers and lakes of Aotearoa. Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Coastguard - Ko te manawa o Tautiaki Moana, ko ngā kaitūao Without thousands of Coastguard volunteers nationwide answering the call of their communities, New Zealand would have no maritime search and rescue service. Our volunteers are the ones on the frontline, crewing rescue vessels and aircraft, operating radios, coordinating search and rescue incidents, and saving lives at sea. The vast majority of Coastguard units are run entirely by volunteers, some of whom fill a number of administrative roles so, even if you only have a few hours per month to give or don’t fancy the water - there’s a role for you.


Roles Available:

Rescue Vessel Crew

Coastguard Southern Region
Practical Help | Both/Flexible | Queenstown

Keen to get involved in a volunteer role where the view is different every day? Do you want to give your time and make a difference by saving lives on the water? If so, the team at Coastguard Queenstown would love to hear from you!

Marketing Whiz

Coastguard Southern Region
Marketing & Communications | Both/Flexible | Queenstown, Arrowtown

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Do you have a knack for marketing and a flair for social media? Join us as a Marketing Champion at Coastguard Queenstown and play a key role in promoting the events and unit.