Volunteering roles available in Horowhenua.

Keen to apply for it? Contact: horowhenua@volunteercentral.nz

Health & Safety Officer

Implement NZRDA Health & Safety Management System Framework.
Ensure the Group complies with all related policies and procedures.
Hazard & Risk management.
Information and training.
Emergency management.
Incident management.
First aid - supplies on hand and accessible. Hold an appropriate first aid certificate or equivalent.
Maintain a list of trained first aiders and ensure training remains up to date.
Maintain smoke-free signage. Work with Treasurer and President to ensure budget funds allocated.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: As discussed and negotiated with the organisation.

Hospital Friends in Levin

Provide non-clinical care and support to patients, whānau and visitors at the STAR 4 hospital ward.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: 12 – 4pm. Must be able to commit at least one shift a week or fortnight for 1 full year.

Car Boot Market Volunteers

Volunteers will need to:
• Be at the venue at 7.30am on the last Saturday of the month to help set up our stall as well as others.
• Be part of the team to ensure safety by following the RAMS
• Lifting will be required so they will need to be fit
• Assist with the advertising by ensuring up to date posters can be seen in public spaces
• Help with clean up at the end of the day at 1 pm
• Reflect as a team at the end of the day as to what went well and what we can change
• Finishing time would be approx. 2 pm.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: Last Saturday of the month from 7:30 am to 2 pm

Health Shuttle Driver

This organisation needs either a driver or driver support to deliver people for health appointments.
Clean drivers license. Clean bill of health. Physical ability to support people into and out of a range of vehicles.

Location: Horowhenua - commence and finish in Otaki

Dates: Monday - Friday. However, volunteer shift is up to the volunteer in agreement with the Coordinator.

Hours: 2 hours between 6 am to 6 pm would be a good goal. Most shifts are a maximum 8 hours.

Front of House and General Helper

This amazing organisation provides environmental education on exotic species' impact on our forgotten native fauna (animals). They have a growing centre with displays and tours and now need help at the front desk to welcome people in and support our educator. The ideal person needs to have an interest in our environment (we will teach you heaps so prior knowledge is not an issue) and be willing to help also with native plant sales. Might suit a tertiary student as internet would be available to study in quiet periods if not helping educator. The person will be managing visitors with vaccine pass checking and using an EFTPOS machine for tours. Must be double vaccinated.

Location: Horowhenua - Foxton

Dates: Sundays - can be every Sunday or rostered every few weeks

Hours: 11 am to 3:30 pm

Friendship Volunteer

Make a difference in someone’s life and volunteer as a friendship buddy for a person with a disability.
We are looking for volunteers who have the qualities of being reliable, caring, empathetic, having a sense of humour and having some fun. We thrive on seeing people smile and laugh.
No experience within the disability sector is needed for this role - our coordinator will support you and encourage you to gain confidence and skills to ensure it’s empowering for you and your buddy.
You will spend time with your buddy visiting them at their home or going out in the community to local cafes to have a cuppa, going out walking at local parks/beaches, getting creative by doing some arts and crafts…the choices are endless. It’s about you and your buddy enjoying each other’s company and participating in similar interests and hobbies together.

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be”

Training is available (this can be discussed at the informal meet and greet with our coordinator)

Location: Palmerston North, Feilding, Levin

Dates/Hours: 1-4 hours per week

Life Skill Mentor

To help clients develop their life skills in group or one on one settings.

Support People

Picking clients up from prison on day of release.

Adult Day Club Levin

Volunteers to assist with the running of an Adult Club.

Location: Levin

Dates: Monday and/or Wednesday

Hours: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Morning tea maker for rest home

Volunteer to make morning tea for rest home residents.


Secretarial services to ensure the administration operations of the organisation run smoothly. Includes organizing and servicing meetings, with the production of an agenda, writing up of minutes of the meetings.

Outreach Volunteer

Would you like to spread the word about a great organization? Do you have a few spare hours to spend going around your community (perhaps on your bicycle/in your car)? Are you friendly and approachable? We'd love to have you! This care organization is looking for a promotions/outreach volunteer to do some postering to help get the word out about our community services.




General reception duties plus interviewing for volunteer resource.


Assisting the Caretaker with general gardening work

Events Manager

Organise workshops for Hub e.g. Arts & Crafts, Sewing, Education. Capacity building with shops.

Administration Assistant

Meet and greet visitors to our service. Enrolling New Students, Updating Students data into student data base- if able to.

Caring Caller - regionally

Phoning someone on a regular basis to have a friendly chat.
Landline phone needed, not suitable for mobile calls.
High level of clearly spoken English, as many clients are elderly with hearing impairment. Callers need commitment to continue if employed/gained employment as although not a huge time commitment, it is based on building a relationship via phone. Reliability and commitment to call client as arranged is essential.

Volunteer Interviewer

We are looking for people who are keen to undertake the role of Volunteer Interviewers. You would be trained and then responsible for popping the service up in Te Takere (10 -12 Tuesdays), data entry, handling mail and phone enquiries and meeting with potential volunteers and/or organisations (among other tasks). Training and support are provided.

General Duties Volunteer

Looking for general duty volunteers with a range of skills to undertake a range of activities. The actual role will depend on the skills of the volunteer. Looking for more than one volunteer.

Personal Contact Volunteer

Looking for volunteers to undertake a range of personal contact activities with the role depending on the skills of the volunteer

Administration (General)

The role is to support the operations of this Tribal Trust to meet the requirements of its Iwi. The range of functions are broad and the actual role of the volunteer will depend on the skills the person brings.

Outing Assistants

Outing assistants travel in the mobility vehicle when the home takes residents out to events, activities and trips. To provide support to the driver, and assist the residents to ensure they have a safe and enjoyable time. A driver and an assistant is needed for each outing. Police vetting will be processed. Outings will be set around the availability of drivers and assistants.

Committee Member

Supporting behind the scenes work of the Samaritans.
Time commitment is usually 2-3 hrs a month

Helpline Support

Taking calls from those who are lonely, depressed, suicidal etc. Confidential. Volunteers are rostered on to facility which is available 7 days a week 24 hours a day. Training is provided.

Visitor to the Elderly

Make a difference or support an older person who is lonely or socially isolated. Visit an older adult either in the community or in a rest home, for 1 hour each week. Are you a warm, caring, mature, reliable person who can build a rapport with an older person? Training and support provided, prior to introductions. We aim to match volunteers with clients who have interests in common & live nearby one another.
References and Police check are required. Need to be a NZ Resident or Citizen and age 18+years.
Full vaccination required.

Housekeeping Volunteers

Volunteer to assist with cleaning