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

Puppy Appeal Collection Volunteers

We need volunteers to greet people as they enter supermarkets and hardware stores. Your task will be asking them if they have any spare change to support the guide dog puppy appeal. Saying thank you no matter what they can donate (or not) and wish them a good day. Bringing your well-behaved dog is a bonus. This role suits someone who wants to give back and make a difference in the lives of partially sighted or blind people who benefit from having a live-in companion and helper. Two people are required per collection location per shift.

Location: Palmerston North
Countdown - Kelvin Grove - day to be confirmed will be only one day
Countdown Rangitkei Street – Saturday only
Mitre 10 – Both days
Bunnings – Both days

Dates/Times: Friday, 22 March and Saturday, 23 March 2024. From 9:30 am to 11:30 am and then 2-hour shifts until 5:30 pm.

Red Cross Annual Appeal Street Collectors

The New Zealand Red Cross Annual Street Appeal offers rewarding short-term volunteer opportunities:
• Hold a bucket with a smile and encourage your community to donate to a worthy cause.
• Represent the largest humanitarian organisation in the world.
• Go home feeling proud that you've helped raise funds that will directly support a person, family, or community in need.
• We will provide a red bib, bucket, and a name tag for each volunteer.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Friday, 22/03/2024 and Saturday, 23/03/2024. Two-hour shifts starting between 8 am and 6 pm (two volunteers per site per shift).

Governance Group Members

We are looking for strategic thinkers who are capable of assisting in the development of policy and planning. Financial skills would be welcome and it is essential to have a commitment to parenting in positive and nurturing ways.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Two hours per month for Governance Group meeting prep (reading agendas, reports, reviewing policies, etc.), 1.5-hour monthly meeting attendance (bi-monthly face-to-face, alternating monthly at the office), 4-6 hours annually for planning meetings, and some time staying informed about sector information (reading emails and other updates).

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: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning on a fortnightly basis

Food Support Volunteer

We're looking for volunteers to assist with logistics for the seamless operation of our Food Support Services. We value hardworking, friendly individuals who are easygoing and can handle prolonged periods on their feet. A police vetting check is required.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Choose a preferred day from Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm


We need a volunteer to keep the gardens tidy for clients attending the day program. Tasks include weeding garden beds and, if you're up for it, some light pruning of unruly shrubs.
A police check and signing of the organisation's confidentiality agreement will be required.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 2 - 3 hours fortnightly or monthly as necessary.

Refugee Support Volunteer (RSV)

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

Location: Palmy and/or Levin

Palmerston North's next training: to be confirmed.

Levin's next training: to be confirmed.

In addition to the advertised dates we also offer training throughout the week or weekends at face-to-face or online training sessions for those that are unable to join us for the advertised training dates.

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

Event Coordinator for National Event

Are you passionate about Volleyball or sports in general? We're getting ready for an exciting national sporting event set to unfold over 5 days. We're on the lookout for a dedicated volunteer to help shape the success of the event. This role involves crafting volunteer positions, coordinating schedules, handling emails, and ensuring our volunteers receive the recognition they deserve. We're seeking someone with strong computer skills, effective written and verbal communication, strategic thinking, and people management abilities. Your input is crucial to ensure the event runs smoothly, safely, and with a touch of fun. If you're up for the challenge, join us in making the national sporting event scheduled for March 2024 a memorable experience!

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Flexible/Work from home.

Social Companion Volunteers

We're in need of a volunteer to accompany residents on walks, engage in conversations, participate in games or various activities, and join the Activities Coordinator on outings. Residents value and cherish social interactions, and your involvement can greatly contribute to enhancing their experience.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Flexible during business hours.

Nail Care Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer to go to a rest home to carefully trim and paint fingernails, along with providing comforting hand massages. Your dedication will bring comfort and a bit of extra care to the residents.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Flexible during business hours.

Garden Volunteers

Join us to plant and care for new trees, flowers, and various plants. Responsibilities also include basic maintenance like grass cutting, emptying bins, managing weed control, and raking leaves.

Location: Awapuni - Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Flexible during business hours.

Skating Rink Volunteers

We need two volunteers (would suit friends, couples, or caregivers with an older child) to handle skates, manage records, and collect fees. Before the fun starts, make sure the rink is hazard-free. Bend, stretch, and lift light items; a police check might be needed.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Sundays until the end of April 2024.
10 am for set up | 10.30 am - 12.30 pm skate session | 12.30 - 1 pm pack up.

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