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

Website

Based in Taupo

Website

Based in Central Auckland

Website

Based in Tauranga

Website

Based in Hamilton

Website

Based in Napier

Website

Based in Gisborne

Website

Based in New Plymouth

Website

Based in Whanganui

Website

Based in Palmerston North

Website

Based in Wellington

Website

Based in Paraparaumu

Website

Based in Masterston

Website

Based in Porirua

No website

Based in Lower Hutt

No website

Based in Nelson

Website

Based in Dunedin

Website

Based in Blenhiem

Website

Based in Alexandra

Website

Based in Timaru

Website

Based in Christchurch

Website

Based in Ashburton

Website

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

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

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