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Our Services

Group Lecture

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.

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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.

Our organisation


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.

Team and Board

Operational & Strategic

Volunteer Central has two managers and a coordinator that oversee all operational activities across the region. The board has six amazing members working on service strategy. Twenty office volunteers complete this united team working to support our communities through volunteering. 

Mission, Vision and Values

Why we do what we do

We promote and support Volunteering in our communities, aiming to create and develop opportunities for individuals, groups and services to grow. We wish to enrich the lives of those we connect with. We value Integrity, Partnership, Diversity and Whakawhanaugatanga.

“No one can do everything,

but everyone can do something”. 

Max Lucado

Registration & Queries

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 direct

by email: info@volunteercentral.nz

by phone: 06 354 6027

Are you keen to Volunteer?
Submit your details and we'll get in touch with you.

Main Office

Palmerston North

Tel: 06 354 6027

Email:  info@volunteercentral.nz

Hancock Community House

77 King Street , Palmerston North

Mon-Fri 9am to 1pm

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