We are passionate about volunteering and our main aims are to:
Our team of Community Connectors are based in Central Lakes and Dunedin, have regular visits to Waitaki and currently service Invercargill remotely due to long term staff sick leave. 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 are 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:
Since COVID and funding uncertainty, membership is currently complimentary.
For organisations that have multiple branches listed under the same number on the Charities Register there will be a cost relevant to the sliding scale for the first organisation and $25 for each additional branch (this cost will be complimentary until further notice).
In the future, if payment of the fees are difficult to meet for your organisation, you can request that the membership fee to be waived and these will be considered on a case by case basis and will be reviewed at the end of each year of membership. We strive to ensure our services are available to any organisation seeking support with their volunteer programme - so if cost is an issue please talk to us.
Volunteer South would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest. We very much look forward to working with you.