A volunteer is...

Someone who freely gives their time and skills for the common good.

Therefore volunteering is an activity :

1. no financial gain = unpaid

2.dedicate time and skills to help others

3. freely offer to do something

why

BECoME A VOLUNTEER

  • To use and develop your skills

  • To do something satisfying in your spare time

  • To help build supportive communities

  • To show you care

  • To further a cause

  • To increase your confidence and self-esteem

  • To get to know your community 

  • To understand the Kiwi Culture

  • To improve communication skills

  • To avoid loneliness and isolation

  • To be active and productive

The reasons to volunteer are infinite,

here are the most common ones:

Youth

WHAT

ARE THE BENEFITS

As a student, young person or young professional; you can highly benefit from becoming a volunteer. 

  • Broaden your horizons

  • Meet new people

  • Find a career path

  • Gain new skills and knowledge

  • Get work experience

  • Make friends

  • Connect to the community

  • Expand your network

  • Have fun 

  • Spent time doing good

  • Build a strong CV

  • Get references

  • Get confidence

  • Develop social skills

For international students is also the opportunity:

  • Improve English skills

  • Connect to the local culture

  • Gain international work experience

  • Understand how local organisations work

  • Belong and Contribute

WHAT

ARE THE BENEFITS

Adults

This is how adults can benefit from volunteering work: 

  • Enrich your life

  • Broaden your horizons

  • Gain new skills to change careers

  • Keep active between jobs

  • Feel part of the community

  • Make friends

  • Expand your network 

  • Improve Wellbeing and Mental health

  • Have fun 

  • Work resumption

  • Make a difference in your free time

  • Teach your kids kindness

For migrants, former refugees and newcomers in town it also:

  • Improve English skills

  • Connect to the local culture

  • Gain local work experience

  • Understand how  local organisations works

  • Belong and Contribute

  • Get confidence

WHAT

ARE THE BENEFITS

Seniors

Volunteering benefits all involved, but for the volunteers, these are the main outcomes: 

  • Keep active

  • Enrich your life

  • Broaden your horizons

  • Find a purpose

  • Gain new skills and knowledge

  • Feel valued

  • Feel part of the community

  • Make friends

  • Connect to the local culture

  • Improve Wellbeing and Mental health

  • Have fun 

  • Avoid isolation

  • Belong and Contribute

How do Volunteer Central services work?

Volunteers

ROLES

Here you can check the roles available, their descriptions and if you are interested in any of them, get in touch with us!

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ORGANISATIONS

Curious to know the organisations you will be connect to?

Here you can find information about them and the services they provide to the community.

Do you have any queries?

 

info@volunteercentral.nz

 06 354 6027

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.

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