Recruit Volunteers

Want to have more volunteers involved in your cause?

Get creative and extend your recruitment methods.

Find volunteers through:

  • Word of mouth – ask around and see who has some spare time or skills you need
  • Asking groups your group or organisation is already associated with
  • Joining your regional volunteer centre – who can help you find volunteers and also help build capability in your organisation.
  • Listing your role online through a volunteering website like SEEK Volunteer or Skills for Change.

Consider how your organisation attracts volunteers as well – maybe have a look at our toolkit to ensure you engage volunteers well.


  • VolTaupo

  • Volunteer Centres

    Volunteer Centres help local organisations find volunteers – just like you! These groups work independently of Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) and are a great place to get connected with your community.

    Note that Volunteer Centres are not VNZ branches or regional offices – contact them direct to find a volunteer role.



  • SEEK Volunteer

    SEEK Volunteer allows volunteers to search and apply for volunteering opportunities, according to their interests and skills and matches these with opportunities posted by organisations needing their help.

    SEEK’s experience matching jobseekers to employment opportunities uniquely positions it to provide this first-class experience to people seeking volunteer opportunities. There is no cost to volunteers or eligible VIO’s to use the SEEK Volunteer service.



  • Skills for Change

    SkillsForChange is a global microvolunteer action portal which allows people to volunteer in under an hour. With an experience as easy as using Facebook, SkillsForChange volunteering allows your volunteers to complete small volunteer projects (we call them challenges) right from their computer, online. Great if you have expertise in marketing, communications, media, research or IT.



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