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

Marshalls High School Jazz Competition

We need volunteers to marshall jazz students competing in the High School Jazz Competition to and from Te Manawa to the Globe Theatre. Also to assist with tidying up after completion.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Saturday, 3 June 2023
12 - 4 pm

Charity Shop Assistant

Seeking volunteers who possess friendly and respectful attitudes, and enjoy working collaboratively in a team. Understands Māori values of tikanga, te reo, and aroha. Duties include sorting donations, hanging clothing, maintaining the shop, and stocking shelves with food.

Location: Palmerston North or Kimbolton

Dates/Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9-12.
Minimum time required 3 hours.

Housekeeping Volunteers - Day and Evening

Housekeeping volunteer involves cleaning the unit, cleaning patient rooms and bathrooms, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning windows and giving out morning tea.
The role involves doing dishes, cleaning, vegetable preparation and general kitchen duties as instructed by the cook on duty.

Location: Palmerston North

Day shift is from 9.30 to 11.30 am
Evening Shift is from 5.30 to 7 pm

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. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to make a difference in your community. Apply now and join us as a Unit Leader for Awapuni Brownies, Awapuni Guides, and Hokowhitu Guides!

Location: Palmerston North

Meeting times during the school term:
Awapuni Brownies: Wednesdays from 5 – 6:30 pm.
Awapuni Guides: Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7 pm.
Hokowhitu Guides: Wednesdays from 7 – 8:30 pm.

Grant Researcher

We are seeking volunteers as Grants Researchers for a not-for-profit organisation. The role involves identifying grant opportunities on a national and regional level, creating a funding calendar, and regularly reporting progress to the Manager/Educator. Volunteers must adhere to our policies and procedures, and comprehensive training will be provided as needed, including education on endometriosis.

Location: Work from home

Dates/Hours: Any days depending on applicant

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

Personal Sharing Speaker

We need volunteers to share personal experiences or hobbies with residents of an older persons home i.e. If you have done some travelling and would like to share your experiences, or if you are a wood turner and have some pieces that can be shown to the residents. You can share anything at all really for an hour either in the morning or the afternoon. The residents would really love to hear someone speak to them.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Flexible. One-off for an hour or so.

Environmental Support Roles

If you have a passion for plants, especially native species, and care deeply about the environment, we have several volunteer opportunities that may interest you. Our administrative and committee roles can be completed from the convenience of your own home, with some occasional meetings and events to attend.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: The majority of the work is flexible and can be done according to your availability.

Friend of the Emergency Dept

Become a Friend of the Emergency Department and offer a source of comfort and support to patients and their families during their time in the ED waiting area. This is a non-clinical role that is focused on providing emotional support and companionship.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 4h per week. Shifts are 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-10pm (Runs 7 days a week)


Provide general administrative support including filing and data entry. Role is behind the scenes.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Approximately 10 hours per week but could be split between more than one volunteer.

Maths or Science Tutor

Education programme (STEM) focussing on raising maths and science literacy of Pasifika people from Years 5 - 9. Tutors must have a teaching qualification. The programme incorporates Pasifika values into the programme however knowledge of this is not essential as you will be living it while teaching!

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Programme is held from 6-8 pm Monday to Thursday during school term and 9.30 am - 3.30 pm during school holidays. The days can be shared among multiple tutors.

Boccia Activator

We are seeking a creative/innovative and enthusiastic Community Boccia Activator to assist with the coordination and delivery of Boccia New Zealand’s Gotcha Boccia within the community.
Key Accountabilities:
-Be a liaison to engage with stakeholders and promote opportunities to participate in Gotcha Boccia.
-Undertake relevant training to deliver Gotcha Boccia sessions.
-Coordinate and deliver Gotcha Boccia sessions.
-Evaluate and provide feedback to organisers on Gotcha Boccia.
Results: Deliver a 6-week Boccia Pilot in the Manawatu region

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Will depend on the week - approx 5-10 hours per week. Given the nature and timing of the sport, evening and weekend work may be required.

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