Volunteering roles available in Horowhenua.

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

Set up Mens Shed

We need a volunteer to set up a Men's Shed Group.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: Flexible

Social Media Volunteer

We need a volunteer to:
Help manage Facebook pages
Promote activities and programmes
Provide information on our activities, classes, workshops, demos and exhibitions.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: Flexible

Lawn Mowing Volunteer(s) (Levin)

We need volunteers to mow lawn areas around a charity building.
Lawnmower provided.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: Hours flexible.

Cleaners (Levin)

We need volunteers for these tasks: Clean kitchen, cafe, foyer and toilet areas of building we use.
Vacuuming and washing floors, replenishing paper towels and toilet rolls and cleaning surfaces in the kitchen, cafe, foyer and toilet areas.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: Fridays 3 - 5 pm

Van Maintenance Person (Levin)

We need volunteers to help us with two vans that require regular checks, cleaning inside and washing exterior. Vans on-site and cleaning material provided.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: A couple of hours per week.

Freestore Volunteers (Levin)

We need volunteers to help sort and distribute surplus food.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: Different shifts available throughout week.

Community Ambassador

Do you live in a rural community? Do you love talking? Do you enjoy working within your local community? Would you like to help teenagers and adults in your community who struggle with the basics of reading and writing? We will provide you with training and give ongoing support. Over 1 in 10 New Zealanders struggle to read and write. Living with low literacy impacts many aspects of life including health, finances, employment opportunities, well-being and self-esteem. This work changes lives and it makes a real difference.
We are looking for local ambassadors to represent us in your community - to help spread the word about our free services by helping us build and maintain relationships with local organisations and people. It will include distributing posters, and leaflets (or telling us where to send them), attending community network meetings, events and lots of liaising with community groups or businesses so we can help our low literacy youth and adults reach their potential.

Dates/Hours: This opportunity is flexible. You will need to report back to the Community Coordinator at least once a month with what you have been doing. You can request help at any time. You will also be part of a community of Regional Ambassadors who will share their experiences and give each other support through our Slack messaging.

Location: Horowhenua rural area or online

Children & Vulnerable Persons Protection Officer

Ensure compliance with the Children and Vulnerable Person Protection Policy.
Participate in issues pertaining to its application.
Work promptly, effectively and confidentially with organisation officers.
Keep records. Records are securely stored.
Empathetic and strong people skills. Negotiation and resolution skills. Reliable, focus orientated and maintains confidentiality.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: As required but minimal unless a suspected case of abuse is reported.

Volunteer Coordinator

Recruit volunteers as per the organisation's protocols. Retain volunteers through effective communication and leadership. Complete training information for all volunteers and provide appropriate training opportunities. Coordination of volunteer schedule. Report as required to Committee.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: As discussed with Committee. Monthly meetings, AGM and ongoing documentation

Group Secretary

Secretarial functions. Compliance with Rules of organisation. Arrange meetings and agenda, take minutes and issue drafts promptly after meetings. Correspondence

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: As discussed with Committee. Monthly meetings, AGM preparation and follow up.

Hospital Friends in Levin

Provide non-clinical care and support to patients, whānau and visitors in a 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.

PEP (PARS Engagement) Programme

Picking clients up from prison on day of release.

Location: Levin, Linton, Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Days and times will vary

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.

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.