Volunteering roles available in Palmerston North.

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

2169
Board Members

Seeking up to 2 new Board Members for a not-for-profit organisation based in Palmerston North. In particular, seeking someone that can take on the role of Treasurer and someone who is skilled in policy development and governance. The Board is keen to increase its diversity. Great opportunity to increase skills.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 6 hours per month.
Board meets 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6.30 pm (max. 2 hours).

2167
Board Members

Community-minded people to join our board - Marketing and Sponsorship: Lobbying who:
• Have a genuine interest in helping all New Zealanders become, and remain fitter, through regular exercise – in our case cycling. This can mean as a sport, recreational or commuting.
• Knowledge or experience with the sport of cycling would be an advantage, but not essential.
• Have previous or current board member experience (or similar), as we are looking to increase the level of governance and leadership the board provides to the organisation with various committees and sub-committees undertaking the fulfilment of our activities and events. ** Other portfolios may be available.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Board meeting normally 1.5 hours per month - remote participation as required.

2166
Area Coordinators for Pink Ribbon Street Appeal

We seek expressions of interest from all over New Zealand from those who would like to become an Area-Coordinator for their town/suburb.
As an Area Coordinator, you will oversee multiple sites within your town/suburb and manage a team of volunteers to collect funds for BCFNZ.
Over the appeal weekend, you will distribute stock to your volunteers, troubleshoot any issues (should they arise), and bank the funds donated in your area.
We provide you with everything you will need for the role, including a detailed brief, access to a volunteer roster system, plenty of (pink!) stock, collection permits, and banking materials.

Location: Palmerston North, Eketahuna, Taihape, Dannevirke.

Dates/Hours: Friday 28th and/or Saturday 29th October 2022.

2165
Driving Mentor

Help former refugees gain their driver's licence.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: One hour twice a week (flexible in any daylight hours) for 16-20 weeks.

2163
Stylists

To support women by choosing clothing and accessories that meet their needs.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Rostered according to volunteers' availability.

2162
Clothing Sorters

Unpack, sort and price clothing and accessory donations ready for the showroom.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Alternate Sundays from 1 - 4 pm.
Wednesday mornings from 9 - 12 pm.
Thursday afternoons from 3 - 5 pm.

2161
Clothing Coordinator

Stock coordinating role for clothing and accessories. Not a front-facing role.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 10 hours per week

2124
Grants Writer

We are in need of a volunteer with previous experience in writing grants to manage the Grants process, including but not limited to, the identification of possible Grants, completion of Grant applications, and liaison with the Grant provider.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: To be discussed and agreed to by the organization.

2120
Ward 23 Volunteer

Purpose of Position
To contribute to the well-being of people affected by cancer and undergoing treatment by enhancing the empathetic and nurturing environment and complementing the services provided by the health professionals.

Volunteers are present primarily for the patients, their families and caregivers to be there for them, and to undertake services for them.

Key Tasks
• To provide support for unaccompanied patients.
• To encourage patients, their families and caregivers to inform staff of any concerns they may have.
• To assist with navigation around the hospital, eg cafeteria, pharmacy
• To enter notes on day’s activity into the Volunteer diary held at the Nurse’s Station.

Volunteers are not expected to undertake lifting patients, nursing duties, or activities such as escorting patients to the toilet.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Each shift is 4 hours, depending on how many shifts volunteers would like to sign up.

2119
Radiotherapy Department Volunteer

Purpose of Position
To contribute to the well-being of people affected by cancer and undergoing treatment in the Radiotherapy Department by creating an empathetic and nurturing environment during their time in the department, complementing the services provided by the health professionals. Volunteers are present primarily for the patients, their families and caregivers.

Key Functions and Responsibilities
• To provide support for patients and whanau as required.
• To respond to requests to escort patients to other departments as required, but not to be responsible for the equipment.
• To respond to requests to navigate patients within the service. To settle the patient and caregiver/interpreter in readiness for a clinical appointment.
• To work with staff to inform patients of possible waiting times.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Each shift is 4 hours, depending on how many shifts volunteers would like to sign up.

2118
Day Ward Hospital Volunteer

Purpose of Position
To contribute to the well being of people affected by cancer and undergoing treatment in hospital by creating an empathetic and nurturing environment for their waiting time in the Day Ward complementing the services provided by the health professionals.

Day Ward Hospital Volunteers are present primarily for the patients; to be there for
them and their caregivers.

Key Tasks
• To be available on a regular basis at the Day Ward to assist in the maintenance of a caring environment.
• To assist with patient comfort in various ways e.g: reading newspaper, magazine articles or chapter of book, etc
• To orientate new patients to radiology, nuclear medicine, blood labs, pharmacy and other departments as required.
• To facilitate patient links with key Day Ward personnel and Cancer Society Support Services.
• To undertake regular in-service training with the Cancer Society.

Accountability
• Functional relationship with Day Ward Coordinator.
• Accountable to the Cancer Society Volunteer Coordinator and Area Manager.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Each shift is 4 hours, so dependent on how many shifts volunteers would like to sign up.

2151
English Language Tutors

To provide English language skills and social support for effective resettlement of adult refugees and migrants in Aotearoa NZ.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: To be discussed

2159
Van drivers / Co-drivers / Bus support person for Just Brass Programme

You will be rostered onto a team that collects children from their schools, bring them to our centre for music lessons and then return them home by van and buses.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Thursdays: 2-3.30pm and 5-7.30pm.

2158
Foodbank Support Workers

Packing food parcels, guiding clients, stocking shelves, general cleaning of area, packaging food and possibility of learning to assess clients.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (flexible). 4 hours (9 am-1 pm)
This is a permanent rostered position, but flexibility is preferred to help cover sick leave.

2157
Soup Cafe Assistants

Assist with duties in our soup cafe.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Fridays 9am-1.30pm

2156
Receptionists

The receptionists are often the first people that our clients connect with when they contact us, so this is a vital role within the organisation.

As part of our 3000-strong network of volunteers, our receptionists have a vital role in helping to support and reassure those seeking our help [at what can be a difficult time].

What this role brings to the organisation:

• Greeting visitors in a warm and friendly manner
• Attending to the lounge/waiting area
• Answering the telephone in a polite and professional manner and direct calls appropriately
• Ensuring the reception desk is attended as rostered
• Assisting in the upkeep and tidiness of the reception and other allocated areas
• Maintaining a positive and professional attitude

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Hours are flexible within business hours from Monday to Friday and will be arranged with you once you get started.

2155
Shuttle Drivers

As part of the volunteer shuttle service, you will transport patients and other users in and around Palmerston North Hospital Site.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 4 shifts of 2 hours per month.

2150
Gardener

Maintain edible garden by planting/watering seeds, fruit and vegetables. Keep planter boxes tidy and area free of weeds and leaves.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Between Monday to Friday, as required and suitable to volunteer.

Hours: Between 9 am - 5 pm, as required and suitable to volunteer.

2145
Treasurer

Day-to-day accounting and administration; Monthly financial reporting to the Board; Cashflow forecasting and related advice to the Board; Participation in strategic planning; Funding applications, and assisting in their preparation; Annual financial reporting and the audit process; Design, maintenance and review of internal controls; Assistance with maintaining Trust policies.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: To be discussed

Hours: The time commitment can vary from 2-3 hours a week to several hours depending on meeting schedules or any specific time-intensive activities.

2103
Digital Technology Mentor

Support and teach digital technology using informal workshops and presentations. Enable seniors to navigate the internet and use their mobile phones successfully.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Wednesdays

Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

2102
Digital Support for Seniors

Help with digital issues and learning for older people. Enhance their lives through using digital technology.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Wednesdays

Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

2144
Greeting Guests

Answer the front doorbell and hand out RAT tests to all visitors. Check that the tests are negative, then admit the guests.
Must be willing to complete a RAT test each time they come, be over 18 and fully vaccinated and boosted.
Patient, polite and helpful.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Monday to Friday

Hours: 10 am - 2 pm

2143
Information and Communications Team Leader (ICT TL)

The purpose of this role is to provide leadership and guidance to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) cell of NDCT, and ensure that the ICT cell is delivering on its key tasks. The role also involves co-ordinating activities with the Operations, Administration and Training Team Leaders while being responsible for the overall performance of the ICT cell. Team Leaders are responsible for the wellbeing of their teams; this involves monitoring workloads and stress levels of the team and co-ordinating with the General Manager and any other person deemed necessary to ensure nobody is over-stressed.

• A strong sense of discretion (due to the nature of the information this role has access to);
• Proficiency with the Better Impact system;
• Reasonable competency in basic computer skills;
• Good communications skills and assertiveness to monitor and follow-up on key tasks as required; and
• A proactive nature.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Reasonable availability on a weekly basis

Hours: 3-5 hours per week, but may vary.

2142
Better Impact Administrator

The Better Impact Administrators (BI Admins) assist with regularly maintaining case documentation and other administrative requirements relating to responses. This may be a dual role with individuals also holding an Operations Manager role at the same time. This role requires very regular involvement in operations activities to stay on top of current cases.

Personality-wise, ideally someone with some life experience, preferably with exposure to mental illnesses and injuries. Having a military or veteran background isn't necessary, our volunteer induction package that comes online next month will teach and explain what they require to know in that regard.

A strong sense of discretion (due to the nature of the information this role has access to);
• Reasonable competency in basic computer skills;
• Reasonable availability on a weekly basis;
• Good communications skills and assertiveness to monitor and follow-up on responses as required;
• A proactive nature.
• Urgency. All requests for support must be treated as urgent until proven otherwise.
• Privacy and consent. Many requests for support are of a sensitive nature; privacy must be maintained, and consent obtained before sharing information.

Good communication will reduce anxiety, increase trust and confidence, and promote engagement of support services.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Reasonable availability on a weekly basis

Hours: 3-5 hours per week, but may vary.

2141
Administration Team Leader

Be the lead Administrator for the Trust, while overseeing the work of any other administrative roles. Also involves working closely with the Treasurer on a regular basis, while coordinating activities with the Operations and Training team leaders.

• A strong sense of discretion (due to the nature of the information this role has access to);
• Excellent organisational skills;
• Reasonable competency in computer skills and access to a laptop or equivalent with a reasonable internet connection;
• Good communications skills and assertiveness to monitor and follow-up on key tasks as required;
• A proactive nature;
• Proficiency with the Better Impact system; Xero, internet banking, SharePoint, Zoom and other common software systems; and
• A good understanding of the Trust structure and regular administrative requirements.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Reasonable availability on a weekly basis

Hours: 3-5 hours per week, but may vary.

2131
Sewing Mentor

Volunteers needed to teach others to sew or take part in our sewing projects.
1 - 1 with individuals to develop sewing skills.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Weekly sessions of about an hour.

2117
Social Media and Marketing

Promote organisation on social media and undertake marketing. Work from home.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Suit volunteer

2116
Funding and Grants Officers

Be part of a team working on funding and grants applications.

2115
Major Incident Support Team Member

4 role types: Admin - tracking patients, staff and vehicles - making sure the paperwork is done.
Comms - Specialist communications within a Command Unit. Welfare - looking after staff - watered and fed etc. Logistics - Police, Child and Young Person and driver licence checks. Full vaccination required.

2114
Gardening/Landscape

Looking for someone who would be interested in gardening, take care of plants, and landscaping

2109
Centre's Back of House

Back of House volunteers will be responsible for but not limited to: - animal's food preparation. - cleaning. - enrichment (ex. creating toys for birds). PPE will be provided but volunteers will bring their own clothes. Volunteers need to be comfortable getting dirty, and aware that getting hit by bird poop is a possibility.

2111
Volunteer Hosts NZ Rugby Museum

In-depth knowledge of rugby is not required, however, if you enjoy meeting people and making them welcome to our museum

2112
Board Members

Active Board member that leads the strategic direction of a Palmerston North based residential support facility.

2113
Sound technician

Looking for someone with electrical and sound knowledge to assist a charity to improve their existing system, and also to manage the system during events.

2108
Centre's Front of House

Front of house volunteering involves people interaction in several situations: - Visitor hosting (greeting, guiding, being a friendly face) - Tour Guiding (personalised tours for private bookings) - Education programme. - Event days.

574
Friends of the Garden

Garden of Tranquility - a small private garden within the hospital grounds.
Light gardening such as dead heading, gentle weeding etc.
General garden maintenance - nothing heavier than sweeping the path and smelling the roses. Perhaps planting annuals. People who are able to give a few hours a month as needed - rostered if required and who are interested in gardening are welcome to apply.
Parking costs covered.

539
Samaritan

Listening to callers who may be stressed, suicidal, lonely, or experiencing family or relationship issues.

You will work in pairs from Samaritans' call centre in Hancock Community House, 77 King Street, Palmerston North.

Feel good while providing a very worthwhile service to needy people.

517
Patroller

Good communicators who we can train/upskill to offer a four-hour shift per month to patrol in the community, in pairs as tasked by police.

394
Share your Interests with Seniors

Share your hobbies with residents at Willard Home in Russell Street.

Singing, painting, crafts, knitting, cross words, dance, reading poetry, making things, fixing things, card making, scrapbooking, family history.

A good level of conversational English required.

Police check required.

260
Curtain Bank

Assist with sorting and repairing of curtains for distribution to families in need.
Some sewing, ironing.

195
Charity Shop Volunteer, Hokowhitu

Sorting donated goods. Front-of-shop work and dealing with customers. Processing sales and providing good shopping experience.

144
Planting

Planting and landscaping.

Location currently does not currently have wheelchair/disability toilets, and the ground is uneven, but is accessible.

Some tasks can be done from home.

143
Plant Care

Care of the plants (seedlings)
Caring for seedlings at home to encourage their development before planting into their final locations.

110
Management Committee Member/Support Person

Support of ex-prisoners who are residents, and generally helping to maintain the house.

80
Retail/Clothes Sorter

Clothing Books and donated goods sorting
Position description is available

69
Environmental Support Roles

Administration/Committee Roles.
A variety of roles available and can be done from home as needed. May be meetings to attend and events.

Physical Location currently does not currently have wheelchair/disability toilets, and the ground is uneven, but is accessible.

52
Friend of the Emergency Dept

Provide comfort and support to patients and family while waiting in ED.
Non-clinical role.

Shifts are 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-10pm (1 shift, Runs 7 days a week)

1137
Outreach Therapy Pets Volunteer

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.

1124
Music Enthusiast

We are looking for an individual or group to provide music activities to our residents. This can either be through playing an instrument or singing and providing entertainment or forming a singing group with the residents. Any form of activity that involves music would be appreciated.

1118
Life Skills Mentor

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.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 1 hour per week, but needs to be available during the work week

1092
Consultant/Guide

Someone with similar experience
Senior/Retired who can help us run our non-profit organisation.

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.

1056
Housekeeping Volunteers - Day and Evening

Housekeeping at our organisation involves cleaning the unit, cleaning patient rooms and bathrooms, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning windows and giving out morning tea.

1030
Fundraising Coordinator

Identify with Trust or administrator the grants available in each year
Develop a funding plan with dates
Create a transparent system to show funds received and banked
Accept donations and pass on to administration
If there are concerns with the Health and Safety at TWK, please report it to the administrator.
Inform or check with the senior Volunteer on duty or the Administrator if you are unsure of any thing
Provide support for other activities if able.
Work with administrator to ensure tasks are complete and the Trustees informed in a monthly financial report.

1029
Trainer Assistant

Support staff to develop and deliver quality education and training to community and staff members.
Identify and utilise resources to ensure quality training.
Attend training meetings as required.
Survey community for education and training needs and promoting training.
Pick up participants as required.
Maintain van log.
Provide support for other activities if available.
Provide peer support off people accessing the service.

1027
Administrator Assistant

Maintain statistics systems.
Support staff.
Accept donations and pass to Administrator for banking.
Report any safety issues with TWK van.
Support other TWK events when available.
Provide peer support, refer those needing additional support to the Administrator.
Report on health and safety concerns in the work place.

1026
Koha Shop Volunteer

Receive donations, record and sort.
Support and encourage peer/friend performing duties.
Fill in stats book when people access support.
Provide support during community activities.
Support people accessing the shop and refer to administrator when further support required.
Attend community events as staff member of Te Whare Koha

1025
Gardener and Assistant

Manaaki/ look after whanau that access support from Te Whare Koha (TWK).
Maintain and develop the organic community veggie garden at TWK
Harvest veggies for the garden
Work as a team member
Maintain garden soil with compost, weeding and planting with organic practices
Water as required
Utilise TWK van and trailer to collect plants, soil, compost and other materials
Coordinate others to maintain the Veggie garden
Keep surrounding areas in the yard tidy
Accept donations from people and pass on to administration
If there are concerns with the health and safety in the work place please report to the administrator.
Inform or check in the senior Volunteer on duty or the Administrator if you are unsure of any thing
Provide support for other activities if able
The head gardener will coordinate the gardening team.
Staff can be provided with a letter to WINZ for undertaking 16 hours voluntary work and reference acknowledging the skills and time they have given to the community.

1024
Volunteer Administrator

Manaaki/ look after whanau that access support from Te Whare Koha (TWK).
Transport people to health and social service appointments in the TWK van
Drive to collect donations and for other activities undertaken by TWK
Work as a team member
Pick up donations, record in the donations book and inform hokohoko /shop staff
Transport people to health and social services appointments
Accept donations from people and pass on to administration
Maintain the TWK van by keeping it clean, checking tires, oil and water, ensure warrant and registration is up to date.
If there are concerns with the safety of the TWK van please report to the administrator.
Maintain Van log book
Inform or check in the senior Volunteer on duty or the Administrator if you are unsure of any thing
Provide support for other activities if able.
Provide peer support for people accessing your service or forward people to the administrator if they require further support.

1023
Driver

Manaaki/ look after whanau that access support from Te Whare Koha (TWK).
Transport people to health and social service appointments in the TWK van
Drive to collect donations and for other activities undertaken by TWK
Work as a team member
Pick up donations, record in the donations book and inform hokohoko /shop staff
Transport people to health and social services appointments
Accept donations from people and pass on to administration
Maintain the TWK van by keeping it clean, checking tires, oil and water, ensure warrant and registration is up to date.
If there are concerns with the safety of the TWK van please report to the administrator.
Maintain Van log book
Inform or check in the senior Volunteer on duty or the Administrator if you are unsure of any thing
Provide support for other activities if able.
Provide peer support for people accessing your service or forward people to the administrator if they require further support.

993
Volunteer Mentor

Time Commitment: a few hours a week for a minimum of one year.

As a mentor, 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. As an integral part of our team, we expect that you will comply with the following:
Mentors will:
- be a friend to the child, and maintain contact on a regular and consistent basis
- be a consistent and positive role model by modelling responsible - behaviors such as reliability, respect, honesty, appropriate manners etc. along with a concern for the protection and wellbeing of children
- be supervised by the Agency Caseworker and will remain accountable to him/her.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Be clear in communication with the parent involved, particularly around contacts, timing, planned activities and other issues of concern
- Take the initiative in arranging outings with the mentee
- Always let the mentee know when he/she can expect to see you next
- Keep every appointment with the mentee unless it is impossible
- Allow the mentee to develop the friendship at his/her own pace
- Respect the role of the parent
- Notify the Agency of any address or phone number change, or any personal change that could impact the match
- Promptly report any concerns about the match to the Agency
- Respect the privacy and comfort level of the mentee and his/her family
- Maintain contact and work with the caseworker to clarify and resolve issues
- Abide by child abuse reporting protocol and legislation
- Follow Transportation Policy requirements
- Comply with agency standards regarding code of conduct and transportation of children policy
- In the event of match closure, be sensitive to the mentee's concerns and needs, and work with the Agency to facilitate a positive end to the match
Focus on friendship. Share experiences that will enable you both to learn and grow and HAVE FUN TOGETHER!

989
Toy Library Assistant

Assist Toy Library Coordinators with the smooth running of the toy library including:
- recording returns and issuing of toys
- counting and checking parts
- tidying toys on shelves
- re-uniting toy parts & renewing packaging
- welcoming members/public and providing information
Computer skill are required to a level of being able to utilise the organisation database.
Volunteers need to be: patient with children and parents, confident with counting , methodical, and able to cope in an environment which can be busy and noisy.

947
Weekend Cards & Games

Playing cards and games with residents.

946
Weekend Van Driver

To offer a weekend van ride for our residents around-and-about Palmerston North.

944
Gardening with Seniors

Assistance required to help potter around the raised gardens, alone or with a resident as they feel able.
Spot weeding, planting, trimming - no "BIG" work needed, all equipment available through the Home.

936
Meditation and Relaxation Leader

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

849
Singing Leader

Lead a small group of residents to sing.

848
Hobby Enthusiast

Enthusiastic people who have interesting hobbies that they could share with elderly residents.
These could be one-off visits/demonstrations or ongoing sessions that involve the residents with hands on activities.

843
Cards & Games

Playing cards and games with residents.

841
Companions

Companions. People that will sit and talk with our residents about day to day life.

840
Musician, Entertainer

Musicians required to entertain groups of elderly residents on an informal basis.

788
Board Minute Secretary

Do you have experience taking minutes for meetings?

The Manfeild Park Trust Board is looking for a minute secretary to take minutes at their monthly board meetings.

The role is for half a day per month with draft minutes post the meeting to be sent to the CEO for final circulation.

Experience is preferred and confidentiality is a must, minute style is key note taking with summary of action points.

Laptop can be provided.

754
Food Rescue Driver/Pickups

As a driver, you will be out and about the city collecting surplus food. We have a prearranged schedule that we keep, so you will need to be organised and timely.

Volunteers required to assist with picking up and delivering food for a local food charity. We would need you to be cheerful and able to lift. Drivers license is not essential for support persons but we are also seeking drivers (full licence required).

Location: Palmerston North

Dates: Monday to Friday slots are available.

Hours: From 10:30 am - 3 pm and/or from 3:15 pm - 6 pm

743
Hand Massage for the Elderly

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

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.

725
Church Service Pianist

Are you, or have you been, a church pianist or organist? Do you know, love, and play "old" hymns and songs? I would love to meet you.

We at Willard Rest Home offer residents a weekly church service in our lounge. The service is usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning at 11am. We would love a pianist to join us, and help us sing our songs and hymns during the service.

699
Volunteer Driving Mentors

Volunteer driving mentors needed to help former refugees to learn to drive. A practice vehicle with dual control system and full training will be provided. A volunteer must be able to follow the ground rules of training. The programme will runs for 12 weeks throughout the year.
Volunteers must have a full driver's licence for at least 2 years, be a commitment required - two hours per week that will suit a volunteer.

Police check required.

685
Artist's Companion (Elderly)

To work one to one with residents that like to paint and chat over a cuppa while painting.
A police check will be done.

684
Crafts with the Elderly

Looking for someone to help other staff with crafts and other activities that happen at Brightwater Home.
Police check will be done.

683
Shop Assistant (rest home)

Manage the rest home on site shop. Must be able to handle money, and keep a register of sales.
Shop is in the main entry foyer - limited interaction with residents.

646
Van Drivers

Driving vans to pick up Seniors and bring to activities.
Afternoon tea is provided. The volunteer is welcome to play cards, scrabble etc and interact with the seniors while they are at the Friendship Centre.

645
Van Helper

Helping the Driver to pick up Seniors to transport to activities event. Putting steps downs, helping in and out of van, ensuring seatbelts are done up. Helping passengers from van to homes.

Morning and afternoon tea is provided. Volunteer is welcome to play cards, scrabble etc and interact with the seniors while they are at the Friendship Centre.

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

613
Charity Shop Volunteer- Central

Sorting donated goods. Processing sales and providing good customer service. This would be great work experience for school leavers, or people re-entering the workforce. Opportunity to gain references and experience for your CV.

Parking in King Street or we can arrange pick-up and drop off from any city location.

612
Music Therapy for the Elderly

To be able to work with the elderly making them feel part of the programme.

595
Piano Player or Organist

Playing the piano or organ for our chapel services when needed. Able to relate well with elderly.

592
Visitor to the Elderly

****Need to be a NZ Resident or Citizen****Age 18+years
Make a difference or support an older person who is lonely or socially isolated. Visit an older adult either in the community or in a rest home, for 1 hour each week.
Are you a warm, caring, mature, reliable person who can build a rapport with an older person?
Training and support provided, prior to introductions.
We aim to match volunteer with clients who have interests in common & live nearby one another.
References and Police check are required.
Full vaccination required.

2095
Volunteer Coordinator

Coordinate our buddy reading volunteers who visit local schools and spend time in the classroom to build intergenerational relationships, share stories, and help the kids develop their reading skills. Prepare the weekly roster, find replacements for absences as needed, check-in regularly with volunteers, recruit and train new volunteers. Someone who has access to a car and is Feilding based or nearby. I would like the coordinator to take over training of new volunteers which sometimes requires going to them wherever they are in the District.

2092
Health Shuttle

Either drive or support driver to take people to health appointments in Feilding and Palmerston North. Vehicle provided.

2088
Women's Expo site Volunteers

Shifts on Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd May for site Dress for Success
People who identify with women - tidy casual dress a must

2086
Support People

Picking clients up from prison on day of release.
Supporting clients within the community once released e.g taking to appointments

2083
Prison Visiting

Visiting the prison to talk with prisoners, take requests from prisoners for property etc.

2076
Shop Volunteers

Sorting and selling our quality donated goods would be the primary duties, but we are also keen to recruit volunteers who are creative and like to dabble in display and upcycling.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: To be discussed between: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-2pm

2071
Chairperson

Ensure that the rules are followed, Convene Meetings, Chair Meetings, deciding who may speak and when, Oversee the operation of the society, Give a report on the operation of the Society at each AGM, To represent the Support Committee and perform any public speaking role, to encourage effective and regular communication between land and water-based exercise groups.

2067
Card and games

Any day or times is fine. For the mans group that need a man to run the group playing cards or playing a game of pool and just general chit chat.

2062
Sewing Stars to Support and Guide Former Refugees

Support and guide former refugee ladies who want to be part of a sewing group.

2056
Programme Supporters

To work with in a group setting with the Coordinator to provide and understand life skills experiences for people with criminal backgrounds. Must be male.
Pilot programme do 12 weeks as part of an introduction of the programme to the Manawatu.

2055
Book Group Coordinator / Writing Stories

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

2054
One-to-One Companion / Builder's Companion / Artist's Companion

Seeking people who are able to work one-on-one with aging individuals for companionship in a supported environment.

2053
Piano Player or Organist / Musician Entertainer / Singing Leader

Someone able to play the piano or organ - especially as an accompaniment to a sing-a-long, does not have to be perfect!
Willing and able to relate to the elderly.

2052
Meditation and Relaxation Leader

Someone who can lead a small group through meditation and relaxation techniques.

2051
Van Driver

To offer a van ride for our residents.

2050
Gardening Assistant for People with Dementia

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

2048
Cooking with Older People

Cooking with individuals or small groups of older people.

Status: Paused

Due to Covid restrictions, they are not accepting volunteers at the moment.

2047
Hand Massage

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

2046
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.

2044
Walking with the Elderly

Volunteers required to take our residents for a walk around the gardens and maybe even to the dairy.

2043
Mentor for Hotaka (programme)

Manawatu Prison (Hotaka Programmes) is seeking volunteers with a wide range/varied skills to support a group of people to develop interests, skills, and a sense of personal accomplishments in their abilities.
The group sessions are held in a contained environment with programme facilitators working alongside the volunteers and group participants. Any tools and resources will be provided by the Organisation.

2038
Governance Committee/Board Members

Seeking up to 3 new Board Members for a not for profit organisation based in Palmerston North. In particular, seeking someone that can take on the role of Treasurer, and someone who is skilled in policy development and governance. The Board is keen to increase their diversity.

2035
Knit and Natter

We have a small group of ladies who enjoy knitting. They have knitted in the past for charity, and they would like someone to knit with them.

2034
Singing and Music with the Elderly

Our residents love to have a sing-a-long, generally to war-era music, but they enjoy any entertainment. We are looking for people who enjoy spending time with the elderly entertaining them and encouraging them to join in.

2033
Nail Pamper Person

We are looking for a person who is able to file and paint nails and who enjoys spending time talking to the elderly.

2032
Van Driver Helper(s)

Help the driver with getting passengers on and off the van, and enjoy a van drive. We are looking for sensible people who enjoy the company of the elderly and would like to take them for country drives in the facility van.

2031
Van Driver(s)

We are looking for sensible people who enjoy the company of the elderly and would like to take them for country drives in the facility van.

2029
Driver for meal deliveries

Meals are collected from PN hospital and are delivered to the identified address. Hot boxes returned to the hospital after deliveries complete. Drivers must be able to lift 3 bins.

2025
Gardeners

Looking for someone who would be interested in gardening and taking care of plants.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Approximately 3 hours per week

2024
Classroom Volunteers

The programme is provided during school term time commencing Term 3 2021 however training will be required prior to this (for term three around July). Help in the classroom with small group activities supporting primary school age children to build self esteem and self confidence.
Assist in the emotional development of children to increase their capacity to be caring members of their family, school, and community.

2007
Hospital Host

Hospital Hosts are here to welcome people to Palmerston North hospital and to help them find their way. This support will include a warm welcome for patients, whanau, family, help with directions or escorting people to appointments, assisting people in need, helping keep public areas tidy and welcoming, assisting with the evacuation of people from the building during a fire alarm and other tasks agreed with the coordinator.

1176
Gardening, Growing and Cooking

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!

1174
Digital Inclusion Tutor

A PN based Information Technology charity is looking for enthusiastic, people friendly, IT savvy volunteers to help tutoring families with school aged children.
You will aid with induction and follow up lessons, teaching the basic use of Chromebook, Google Application, online security, and be placed on a roster list choosing freely when you can help depending on your availability.
Most importantly you will be part of a great team that aims to reduce the digital divide in Palmerston North, plus the opportunity to take the Google "Certified Educator" exams (level 1 and 2) and be part of PN City Council IT events support.

1165
Refugee Support Volunteer (RSV)

Helping refugee families to become settled and independent.
Advocacy, Befriending, Driving (clients), Driving (e.g. courier), Family Support (e.g. refugees), Mentoring, Shopping, Visiting.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Minimum of 2 hours per week. Maximum of 8 hours per week.