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 


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 Volunteers 

Working Together

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.

Support Organisations

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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.

Create Opportunities

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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We'd love to hear from you


06 354 6027

77 King Street, PN

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