Volunteers best understand the needs of their communities, and the solutions to their challenges.

See below for the different ways you can volunteer.

Regional volunteer centre
Contact a Volunteer Centre In person, by phone or via their website.

Find a centre

Volunteer opportunity websites
See the list of other organisations in New Zealand linking to volunteer roles.

View the list

Approach charities directly
Approach organisations directly, either through their website or social media.

Often, volunteers bring skills and experiences that charities would love to harness, but have not listed or thought to list such roles on their website.

Through friends or family
Did you know the number one way of becoming a volunteer is by being asked?

By speaking with friends and family who are already volunteering with a charity that you are interested in, you will quickly find a way to be involved yourself!

Volunteer Centres

Volunteer Centres are independently governed and managed organisations that are not branches or regional offices of Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ).

Based in Whangarei


Based in Tauranga


Based in Central Auckland


Based in Napier


Based in Hamilton


Based in New Plymouth


Based in Gisborne


Based in Whanganui


Based in Palmerston North


Based in Wellington


Based in Paraparaumu


Based in Masterston


Based in Porirua

No website

Based in Lower Hutt

No website

Based in Nelson


Based in Dunedin


Based in Blenhiem


Based in Alexandra


Based in Timaru


Based in Christchurch


Based in Ashburton


Online volunteering opportunity websites

Seek Volunteer

SEEK Volunteer is a non-profit initiative provided by SEEK to make volunteering easier. SEEK Volunteer brings volunteers & volunteer-involving organisations together.

Don’t just make a living – make a difference, as well.

Go to SEEK Volunteer website

Do Good Jobs

Do Good Jobs is a jobs board to connect do-gooders with volunteer roles at NGOs, charities and social enterprises in New Zealand.

Go to the Do Good Jobs website


Collaborate is a mobile app that matches your skills and passions with volunteer opportunities for community organisations. Their goal is to make volunteering fast, fun and addictive.

Go to the Collaborate website


HelpTank makes it easy for talented professionals to give their skills to fantastic community projects in need, making giving even more powerful than ever!

Go to the HelpTank website

Be Collective

New Zealand’s engaging and rewarding platform for volunteers with an advanced end-to-end Volunteer Management System for organisations. Connect, collaborate, measure and celebrate your impact.

Get started, it’s free

Go to the BeCollective website

Community Comms Collective

Volunteering our skills and time to help the community sector communicate more effectively.

Go to the Community Comms Collective website