Volunteering roles available in Horowhenua.

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

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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

2178
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.

2177
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

2176
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.

2171
Project Management Volunteer

Project manage the relocation of the organisations’ operations.
Important short-term opportunity.
Develop and implement a project plan for the final stages of location.
Police check will be required.

Location: Levin

Dates/Hours: As required/negotiated with Committee

2170
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.

2168
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.

2160
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

2139
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.

2136
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

616
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

1091
Life Skill Mentor

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

2086
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

2041
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

2036
Morning tea maker for rest home

Volunteer to make morning tea for rest home residents.

1170
Secretary

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.

1161
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.

1130
Archiving

Archiving

1113
Receptionist

General reception duties plus interviewing for volunteer resource.

1112
Gardener

Assisting the Caretaker with general gardening work

1103
Events Manager

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

1086
Administration Assistant

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

1071
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.

1021
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.

973
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.

972
Personal Contact Volunteer

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

971
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.

733
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.

634
Committee Member

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

633
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.