Matching passion with purpose

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Our Location

Kia ora, this centre covers Manawatu, Palmerston North, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. If you are looking for assistance on Dunedin, Waitaki, Oamaru, Invercargill, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes please click here to be redirected to Volunteer South 

Our Services

Support Volunteers 

We empower people to achieve the best they can by creating connections to the community, to a purpose, to new opportunities and challenges. We help find new ways to thrive through volunteering.

Support Organisations

We assist organisations to achieve their goals by developing roles, supporting the recruitment of suitable volunteers, offering training and making relevant information and connections available.

Create Opportunities

We connect the community through events and activities. We raise awareness about volunteering and we celebrate volunteers through recognition events. We make information available through Social Media, Newsletters, and our website.

Where everything started


Volunteer Resource Centre - Manawatu & Districts (VRC) is a charitable trust established in 2005 to develop a volunteer centre in the region. The doors first opened on 24th June 2010, aiming to connect the community through volunteering. Ten years later, VRC took on the new identity of Volunteer Central to consolidate the direction the centre has taken.

“No one can do everything,

but everyone can do something”. 

Max Lucado

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Keen to become a volunteer?

Please submit the form so we can get in touch with you and proceed with your registration. We'll also be able to explain more about the process, opportunities and other resources we have available.

Do you have any queries?

You can submit it through the form or contact us:

by email: info@volunteercentral.nz

by phone: 06 354 6027

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Main Office

Hancock Community House

77 King Street, Palmerston North

Mon-Fri 9am to 1pm

Tel: 06 354 6027

Email: info@volunteercentral.nz

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Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō

10 Bath Street, Levin

Mon-Fri 10am to 12pm

Tel:022 279 774


Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom

92 Main Street, Foxton 

Friday 10am to 12pm

Tel:022 279 774