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Volunteering roles available in Manawatū.
Keen to apply for it? Contact: or 06 354 6027.

Girl Guiding Unit Leaders

By volunteering as a Unit Leader, you'll have the opportunity to work with young girls and women and help them develop important life skills like leadership, teamwork, and resilience. Not only will you make a positive impact on their lives, but you'll also have the chance to develop your own skills and experiences. During the school term our GGNZ leaders: - Attend a weekly session (in person) for up to two hours; Help plan the term's activities and deliver them to the girls; Complete occasional evening/weekend training as required; - Attend occasional leader/planning meetings, and trips or camps.

Location/Units: Awapuni Guides, Hokowhitu Pippins, Hokowhitu Brownies, Rata Brownies, Milson Pippins, Feilding Rangers

Dates/Hours: To be discussed

Desk Duty Volunteer

We need a front of house for an art-related not-for-profit organisation. Tasks include reception duties, customer service, retail/sales, manage a booking system, opening/closing the building, general administration

Location: Feilding

Dates/Hours: Choose your shift. Thursday 10 - 1, Monday to Friday 1 - 4pm

Driver to Collect and Deliver Kits to Schools

Are you available regularly for a few hours fortnightly? We are seeking drivers (mileage is reimbursed) to collect and deliver science kits from the Manawatu areas and deliver them to the Branch Office in Shannon. You would also be topping up the science kits (clean, count, and restock resources) and will become part of a great team and support kids learning more about science! Induction is provided by the branch manager.
This not-for-profit organisation wants to empower teachers to raise scientific literacy in schools by providing comprehensive and engaging science resources. They equip thousands of teachers across Aotearoa to deliver engaging hands-on science lessons every week. Their kits cover the whole primary science curriculum and are a huge hit with students and teachers.

Location: Feilding, Bunnythorpe/Ashhurst, Palmerston North and Rongotea

Dates/Times: Dates/Times: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning on a fortnightly basis

Buddy Reading Volunteers

Buddy reading volunteers visit local schools in the Manawatū district and spend time in the classroom to build intergenerational relationships, share stories, and help the kids develop their reading skills. Police vetting check required.

Location: Feilding, Sanson, Pohangina, Kimboltron, Cheltenham

Dates/Hours: About 1 hour per week. Days and times vary to suit the schools.

Volunteer Youth Leaders

Join our established outstanding volunteer teams as a Leader in providing meaningful opportunities for our girls and volunteer leaders. Support girls to drive their own learning through fun, challenging and exciting programmes that lead to recognition and awards.
In return, you will be provided with leadership opportunities, exposure, ongoing training, support and lifelong comradery. Police vetting and background checks are required plus 2 character references.

Location: Palmerston North, Woodville, Pahiatua, Feilding

Dates/Hours: 2 - 3 hours per week in term time.
Weekend camps at times.

Facility Maintenance

We need a volunteer to monitor the environment and report back/complete any repairs required. Information be provided to the Manager to seek appropriate contractors for jobs that are outside the scope of the volunteer.

Location: Feilding

Dates/Hours: Once per month with hours to be agreed with the volunteer.

Cooking/Preserving Volunteers

We are in need of patient and supportive volunteers who enjoy seeing others develop new skills. Volunteers will either teach or participate in 1-on-1 workshops with individuals to help them develop cooking and preserving skills in community kitchens or individuals' homes.

This charitable organisation aims to help families and individuals make the best of what they have by learning new and improving existing everyday life skills.

Location: PN | Ashhurst | Feilding

Dates/Times: Hours flexible

Day Club Volunteers

We need volunteers to assist with serving morning tea and lunches, tidying up, and participating in light physical and brain games (cognitive stimulation therapy) and reminiscing activities. These activities result in Day Club members enjoying social interaction and stimulation.
About you: We are looking for individuals who are cheerful, considerate, and enjoy social interaction.
Please note that a police vetting check is required.

Location: Palmy, Feilding and/or Levin

Dates/Times: Flexibility around days/times from 9.30 am to 3 pm
Feilding: Monday and Friday
Palmy: Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Levin: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Business Setup Support

We are looking for a diligent, tech-savvy, business superstar, with an impeccable eye for detail, to assist in developing a business plan for a social service provider. Tasks will include reviewing and advising on policy development, reviewing, drafting, word processing, have a good knowledge of the most up to date legislation, positive communication skills, and be computer literate.

Location: Flexible (Work from home)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday
Anytime that suites you

Translator (of written material)

Are you an outgoing, bi-lingual informative individual, who loves to make friends and share news with everyone, while helping people?
We need assistance to translate, edit, and publish local news or information about the Community (Mainly around Palmerston North) or perhaps there is some local news or information from your own native country that you would like to share? We would love to have a variety of languages and backgrounds on board, as long as you are also able to speak and translate English, as well as your native tongue. You will also need to be able to access social media, and new sites from your native country.

Location: Anywhere (work from home)

Dates/Times: Flexible depending on your availability

Translation Proofreader

Volunteers needed to proofread translated material, including brochures and information guides on endometriosis. Requires fluency or reasonable experience in the language being proofread, good written English skills, technical proficiency with Canva, and understanding of the translation language's culture. Must have strong communication skills, and be reliable and diligent. Computer literate and have internet access. Training provided for Canva.

Location: Work from home

Dates/Hours: Any days depending on applicant

Board / Committee Members

Are you community-minded and prepared to commit a few hours monthly to running a valuable service for Manawatu? We're seeking new members for our board, to meet once per month and provide governance to our organisation and support our General Manager in the organisation's operations. We play an important role in keeping Manawatu residents connected, safe, and prepared for emergencies. We're particularly interested in anyone who has experience with funding applications, marketing, or website editing.

Location: Feilding

Dates/Hours: Second Wednesday of every month at 6 pm for 1 hour (committee meetings);
2-5 hours per month, anytime, depending on what additional tasks you choose to take on.

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