Volunteering roles available in Manawatu.

Keen to apply for it? Contact: info@volunteercentral.nz or 06 354 6027.

#02021-  Feilding



Assist with maintenance of gardens around the complex and units, working independently at times, and with unit owners/clients at other times.

#02018 - Feilding

Hand Massage


We are looking for volunteers to talk to the residents while giving them a hand massage. This is for companionship and friendship.

#02017 - Feilding

Cooking with Older People 


Cooking with individuals or small groups of older people.

#02016 - Feilding

Shop Assistant


Work with residents to look after the shop.

#02015 - Feilding

Gardening Assistant for people with Dementia 


Wanting people to help with the residents to weed the garden in our dementia wing.

#02014 - Feilding

Van Driver


Looking for volunteers to offer a van ride for our residents around-and-about Feilding.

#02013 - Feilding

Meditation and Relaxation leader


We are looking for someone that can lead a small group through meditation & relaxation techniques.

#02012 - Feilding

Piano Player or Organist / Musician Entertainer / Singing Leader


Someone able to play piano or organ - especially as an accompaniment to a sing-a-long, doesn't need to be perfect! Willing and able to relate to the elderly. 

#02011 - Feilding

One-to-One Companion / Builder's Companion / Artist's Companion


Seeking volunteers that are able to work one on one with aging individuals for companionship in a supported environment.

#02010 - Feilding

Book Group Coordinater / Writing Stories


Helping to write the residents life stories. Making a book that their family can look at.

#02008 - Feilding

Walking and or Gardening with Seniors

Mon and Thursday

10am to 11am

Volunteers required to take our residents for a walk around the gardens and maybe even to the dairy. Able to relate well with elderly. helping the elderly with planting inside and outside plants. Painting pots for the plants. Gardening with individuals or small groups of seniors.

#02009 - Feilding

Elderly - Hobbies, Games, Crafts


Volunteers required who have interesting hobbies that they are willing to share – with a demonstration or talk.
Volunteer that would like to play a variety of board/card games with the elderly.
Looking for someone to help other staff with crafts and other activities

#02001 - Feilding

Treasurer/Secretary for Governance Committee

Up to 3 hours per month

Primarily to attend bi-monthly short meeting to take minutes and report financial transactions. Occasional opportunities for driving people to recreational activities. Literate in english, computer literate, NZ full drivers license if driving


Gardening, growing and cooking-Feilding area.



Assisting primary age children to gain understanding about gardening and end up cooking their produce. Gardening and cooking skills not essential - just like being around kids!

#01163 - Feilding

Coombrae Club Coordinator 


1pm to 5pm 

Are you a lover of housie, games, and crafts? Would you like to lead a program for older people to enjoy games as much as you do? We'd love to hear from you! We are looking for a club coordinator for an afternoon club for older people in the community. Services offered are about maximizing independence; supporting older people to continue to enjoy fulfilling lives. The principles of caring, enabling and supporting underpin everything we do. If this sounds like you, and you'd like to be part of this wonderful program, sign up today!


Club Driver  


 1:30pm to 4:30 pm

If you love to drive and would like to help brighten the day of older people in Wellington, then this is the role for you! Drivers are required for an afternoon club on Mondays from 2-4 pm. Drivers would be required for transport before and after those times, with opportunities to assist during the club as well.  Services offered are about maximizing independence


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. 


Outreach Therapy Pets Volunteer

Flexible hours 

A programme has been developed to share animal companions in local resthomes and schools. The opportunity is available for people who have a close bond with their pet to be trained as Outreach Therapy Pet Volunteers.

#01118 - Feilding

Life Skills Mentor

1 hour per week

Seeking people to be able to work 1:1 with individuals to develop their life skills - eg cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening, household management, parenting (these are just examples - if you have a skill that can be shared we'd love to hear from you!) Involves weekly sessions of about an hour (usually) until the client achieves competence in the skill they are learning from you. Usually involves working in the client's own environment and with their own equipment. This role is hugely rewarding for both parties involved and can make a huge difference in a client's life.

#0174 - Feilding

Activities Assistant

An hour or two week/fortnight

We are looking for volunteers to work with our Diversional Therapist, assisting with activities including , but not limited to supporting our residents with reading, assisting with cooking, gardening and participation in group activities.

#01073 - Feilding

Care Volunteer

1 - 2 hours per week or fortnight.

Seeking volunteers to work with our care team assisting our elderly residents by helping with making and giving out morning/afternoon tea; helping those who need feeding assistance at meal times. Also assisting care staff and residents with managing their clean laundry/keeping rooms tidy.

#01072 - Feilding


Monday to Friday

9 am to 12 noon 

Seeking volunteers to answer the Rest Home phone and take messages for staff, Monday to Friday 9am - 12 noon. Days worked will be negotiated with volunteers.

#01071 - Feilding

Caring Caller 


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 a 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 the client as arranged is essential.

#00993 - Feilding

Volunteer Mentor

3-5 hours per day

As a mentor to a child/teen, you share with each member of this Agency, a valued reputation.  We symbolise friendship, responsibility, trust, and a concern for the protection and well-being of children.  Focus on friendship.  Share experiences that will enable you both to learn and grow and HAVE FUN TOGETHER!.

#00735 - Feilding

Reading to Seniors


Reading to individuals or small groups of seniors. Books, newspapers etc - as needed. 
A Police check will be required.

#00732 - Feilding


Any day, to suit.

Regular drivers needed for a variety of outings. You will drive the mobility van, a car licence is okay. You will be given full orientation and training. A clean driving record and police check required. Each outing also has a helper to attend and support the driver.

#00730 - Feilding

Arts and Crafts with Seniors


Singing, artworks and craft works, scrapbooking with individuals or small groups of seniors.  A good level of conversational English, and a Police check will be required.

#00729 - Feilding

Piano Player or Organist


Someone able to play piano or organ - especially as an accompaniment to a sing-a-long, doesn't need to be perfect! Willing and able to relate to the elderly. 

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