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CanBead Fundraising Team (Southland)


CanInspire Charitable Trust







CanInspire Charitable Trust believes in the power of creativity to uplift and inspire others. CanBead runs jewellery making and beading workshops that offer a therapeutic outlet, bringing hope and joy to those experiencing illness, trauma, or loss. The workshops allow participants to engage with others going through similar challenges, and provide a fun distraction while being creative and expressive. The workshops are offered free of charge and are run in conjunction with other charities who act as host agencies.

Their organisation relies on volunteers, from sewing kit bags which are given to workshop participants, breaking up donated jewellery, to assisting at workshops and running fundraising events. Each year they have a fundraising target, and to ensure they can meet demand they run multiple events including Bosses Can Bead, a very successful mystery handbag auction in May 2024, and jewellery-making classes. Their next big event is ‘It Came From a Closet’ on 18 May 2024.

As a CanBead Fundraiser you will be:

  • Joining a passionate team - making a difference in the lives of people going through a difficult time
  • Helping the team to coordinate its fundraising events/activities
  • Contributing to organising & overseeing fundraising events, market days, sausage sizzles, bingo/quiz nights
  • Assisting the team to implement new and innovative fundraising ideas


  • You will receive induction training on the values, mission and operations of the charity

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • You will have a chance to demonstrate and further develop your organisational skills
  • You get to work with a fantastic team of highly motivated, creative and like minded people
  • You will will be using your community spirit to raise vital funds needed to run their workshops

Whether you're a natural leader, ready to take charge of an event, or a team member, brimming with ideas, or a volunteer providing support behind the scenes - your contribution will be extremely valuable to CanBead and they would love to hear from you!


Their ideal volunteer:

  • Passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of others
  • Organised and reliable
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Able to work in a team
  • Effective communicator
  • Have the ability to motivate others
  • Previous event experience is a bonus, but not required
  • Creative in generating new fundraising ideas

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • Next big event: It Came from a Closet, Invercargill, 18 May 2024
  • In general, attend 4 team planning meetings per year, plus preparation leading up to events, and help at event/s.
    (Attend no more than 6 team planning meetings per year)
  • There will be more time required in the lead up to events and participation on the day of the event
  • A minimum 1 year commitment is preferred

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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