Grow your volunteer team.


Volunteer Central enrols organisations who have opportunities for volunteers. Membership entitles you to a number of benefits as well as making you a part of the network of support for volunteering in the wider region.

Membership requires you to complete some simple forms, which we can be sent to you electronically and the payment of an annual fee (based on your organisations income)

  • Income up to $49,999                                    $50

  • Income between $50,000 and $200,000      $75

  • Income $200,001 or greater                         $100


Free on request - contact Volunteer Central to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver.



The key roles Volunteer Central offers are:

  • Providing information on all aspects of volunteering

  • Recruitment of volunteers

  • Providing a referral service for registered organisations

  • Initial interviewing of potential volunteers

  • Provision of regular newsletters relating to supporting volunteering and links to related research and relevant information

  • Management support

  • A website with up-to-date information about us, member organisations and activities in the region

  • Support and training for coordinators of volunteers



Promote your cause

We can use our channels to help you promote your cause, opportunities, news and events.

How do Volunteer Central services work?


Time to shine, time to take stock, time to shape our future

"The impacts of COVID-19 on business, employment and the economy are well-publicised. The impact on the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector has been equally felt and is now well documented. We have all the data we need to make some urgent decisions about reviving and reshaping the sector.

This report details the findings of a survey of Aotearoa New Zealand’s tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector in May-June 2020 on the impacts of COVID-19 (as recorded in Levels 2 and 1 of lockdown).


The research is a partnership between the Centre for Social Impact, Hui E! Community Aotearoa, Philanthropy New Zealand, and Volunteering New Zealand."             - Hui E!

Access the report findings 


resources for organisations

State of Volunteering  Report 2020

"Volunteering New Zealand recently surveyed more than 3,000 people across the community and voluntary sector. They include community leaders, researchers and thought leaders, managers of voluntary organisations, and frontline volunteers. Their stories form the backbone of this report.

This report presents a snapshot of the state of volunteering in Aotearoa New Zealand at a critical point in the nation’s history—just prior to the Level 4 lockdown being imposed as the Covid-19 pandemic hit our shores.


The report is supported by quantitative data from official sources, as well as responses received from the State of Volunteering online survey. For the first time, the Volunteering New Zealand State of Volunteering report is underpinned by the voices and opinions of volunteers and volunteer involving organisations."                - VNZ                                                                                                           


Access the report 

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We'd love to hear from you

To know more about our services and how we can assist your organisation, submit an Expression of Interest  or contact us:

06 354 6027


 Submit here your Expression of Interest