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Story Writer


Volunteer South


Marketing & Communications





Volunteering South - Central Lakes seeks to celebrate, support and promote volunteering in the Central Otago Lakes District and to help make volunteering a positive and rewarding experience for all involved. We are seeking a volunteer to help raise the profile of organisations we work with (and awareness of volunteering) by telling the stories of their existing volunteers to encourage others in our region to consider volunteering. If you love talking to people and writing stories then we'd love to hear from you.

Volunteers are required to contact volunteers that have been identified by Volunteer South to chat with and get their stories, motivations and experiences of volunteering to write up in a 350 word profile to share with our local media. This will, (we hope!) inspire others to volunteer and raise the profile of the organisation they are involved with.

We hope volunteers will enjoy talking to and meeting with a wide range of inspiring volunteers and gain satisfaction knowing they are helping raise awareness of volunteering in their community.


Interested volunteers should be a confident writer and communicator, and be able to build a rapport with people quickly. A set of questions are provided to work through and volunteers should be happy to ask around these to gather information as needed and to keep he conversation light and enjoyable.

Time commitment

Flexible - we aim to get at least one profile out a month and the interviews can be carried out at in person or remotely.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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