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

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.

Health Shuttle Driver

We're looking for compassionate volunteers with a clean driver's license, and physical fitness to assist passengers. In this role, you'll be responsible for safely transporting individuals from their homes to Palmerston North Hospital for medical appointments, contributing to their wellbeing.

Location: PN | Manawatu | Horowhenua

Shifts are flexible and depend on the volume of requests. You can expect to work from Monday to Friday between 6 am and 6 pm, with a target of a maximum 8-hour shift. Occasionally, weekend availability may be required.

Rural Day General Help

We need volunteers to help with event set-up, activities, and pack-down to ensure a smooth Rural Day event experience. Food and drink will be provided for all volunteers.

Location: Feilding

Dates/Hours: 6th October, 7.30 am – 3.00 pm, with a minimum requirement of four hours.

Mountain Bike Track Marshalls (Event)

We need track marshalls for the Whanganui/Manawatu Secondary Schools Mountain Bike championship event. Volunteers need to be able to mobilise over potentially steep uneven terrain. Able to concentrate and stay on task. Able to identify hazards and respond to any incident that occurs, including being able to send and receive messages in English in a pressure situation.
Lunch and refreshments are provided to volunteers.

Location: The track is towards the hills between Tokomaru and Linton so just as close for Horowhenua-ites as Manawatū-ites! It is about a 40-minute drive from PN so volunteers do need to have their own transport.

Saturday, 30/09 - 8.30 am - 12.30 (2 volunteers)
Saturday, 30/09 12.30 - 4.30 pm. (5 volunteers)
Sunday, 1/10 - 8.30 am - 4.30 pm (5 volunteers)

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

Social Media Coordinator

We’re looking for a social media superstar who can help us maintain our online presence on Facebook and Instagram. We’re a membership organisation that plays an important role in keeping Manawatu residents connected, safe, and prepared for emergencies. Our main communication with our members is via email, but social media plays an important role in reaching new members of the community. We envisage that this role would create and schedule 3-4 posts per week in collaboration with our General Manager. You’ll need access to the internet and your own laptop/computer.

Location: Manawatū

Dates/Hours: 1-4 hours per week

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.

Restoration of Locomotions and Carriages

We are in search of Engineers who are passionate about railways and interested in assisting us with the restoration of our locomotives and carriages to their operational state through volunteering. Prior welding experience would be advantageous.

Location: Feilding

Dates/Hours: Up to 12 hours a week depending on volunteer's availability and time.

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