Volunteer South promotes, supports and strengthens volunteering, creating stronger more connected communities.

We are passionate about volunteering and our main aims are to:

  • Increase awareness of volunteer opportunities in the region, and encourage and inspire people to volunteer.
  • Increase the capacity of local organisations involving volunteers and to ensure that everyone involved; the volunteers and the beneficiaries have a positive, meaningful and rewarding experience.
  • Through positive volunteering experiences the community’s health, well-being and connectedness is improved.

Our team are based in and support volunteering across Ōtepoti Dunedin, Waitaki and Central Lakes. We also offer remote support to Waihōpai Invercargill and, due to demand, are exploring options to extend our work across Southland.

We are available to meet organisations to discuss planning for volunteers, processes, recruitment and engagement, and can provide access to templates and resources. For organisations seeking to promote a role, or requiring advice over a number of meetings, we request that you join our membership programme to ensure you receive access to our full services.

Volunteer South's membership programme is for volunteer involving organisations or community groups that wish to increase awareness of their volunteer opportunities in the region, or are seeking advice and guidance in relations to their volunteer programme.

Volunteer South membership gives you access to:

  • On going advice and support service around volunteer engagement and retention. training and volunteer best practice.
  • Our Community Connections programme (connecting volunteers with organisations)
  • Your own profile on our website, with unlimited role listings.
  • Roles listing on Social Impact Studios | UniCrew website (unless you request otherwise)
  • Promotion of your roles across a range of avenues including Facebook, Instagram, newsletters, community apps and local print and digital media.
  • Free access to networking sessions.
  • Invitation to join events or promotional opportunities in the community.
  • An opportunity to take part in our celebrations for volunteer events like International Volunteer Managers Day and National Volunteer Week.
  • Automatic subscription to our regular newsletters.

Membership is currently complimentary.

Volunteer South would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest. We very much look forward to working with you.

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