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

Pedestrian/Cyclist Recorder

We need volunteers to be surveyors on Featherston Street or an adjacent side road. The surveyor will observe and record the number of pedestrians and cyclists that pass.

Location: Palmerston North

Wednesday 15 February 2023: 7am - 9am and 3pm - 6pm
Thursday 16 February 2023: 7am - 9am and 3pm - 6pm
The volunteer could sit in car or on a chair.
Briefing at Hancock House @6.40am and 2.30pm each day.

Bible Study/Prayer Group Leader

We need volunteers to lead a bible study/prayer group aiming to help residents build on their Te Ware Tapa Wha – Spiritual, mental and emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
Wearing of surgical mask required.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 1 hour per week.

Wacky Water Day

Many volunteers are required to assist participants in having a really fun day at the Freyberg pools.
Managing entry queue's at Freyberg Pool (1 pm)
Managing queue's at the water slide (hose down after)
Managing queue's at the bouncy Castle

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: 18th February 2023, 11.30 am to 4 pm

Male Companionship Volunteer

We need volunteers to Coordinate a men's group providing companionship, visits to the garden, and some woodworking or socialising in Eden Cottage over a beer! Police check is required. Wearing of surgical mask required.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Negotiable - weekdays and/or weekends

Volunteer Van Driver

Regular drivers are required to drive the mobility van on scenic trips for 5 residents.
Wearing a surgical mask is required. Full clean driver’s licence. A police check is required. A first aid certificate is essential. You need to be friendly and able to relate to elderly residents.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Wednesday and/or Friday afternoon

Cooking with Older People

We need volunteers able to cook, interact with older people and people with mild dementia, and follow instruction.
*Volunteers must be vaccinated for Covid 19*

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: Thursdays 1-3 pm

Social Media and Website Management

We need volunteers to manage and update social media and website for a charity that runs 2 main events per annum (both attract international participants) and are encouraging healthy habits for people through cycling promotion.

Location: Palmerston North or work from home

Dates/Hours: Flexible. Main level of activity is January - May

Community Driver Mentor Programme

We need volunteers to help learner drivers pass their NZTA Restricted Licence tests.
The purpose of the Community Driver Mentor programme is to address issues of disadvantage for learner drivers seeking to get their restricted licences, such as access to suitable vehicles, suitable mentors or supervisors, or opportunities to practice driving in a safe environment.

Location: Palmerston North or Feilding

Dates/Hours: From 2 hours per week, ideally the same day and time each week for a period of 8 - 12 weeks.

House & Garden Hosts

This will involve being assigned to one-half day or a whole day shift to direct traffic through the houses on the tour and make sure guests follow the path of the designated areas of the house. In return, each volunteer will receive a discount code to purchase a ticket to the tour to use for the other half of the day. Enjoy a tour of around 8 stylish Manawatu homes.

Location: Palmerston North and Feilding

Dates/Hours: Volunteers are required for 4 hours each; either 8.30am-12.30pm or 12.30pm-4.30pm on Friday 24 and Saturday 25th March

Mechandising Support - Sorting and Pricing

Processing and pricing donated goods. Merchandising - moving stock from the processing area to the shop floor.
Ability to work unsupervised. Need to be able to handle a pricing gun. Taking product to display area. Communication skills both with the team and with the public. Cleaning of donated goods.

Location: Palmerston North

Monday - Friday: 1 pm to 5 pm (can choose one or more shifts over the week)
Saturday: 9.30 - 12 pm, 10 - 2 pm and/or 12 - 3.30 pm (can choose one or more shifts)

Elderly - Hobbies, Games, Crafts

Volunteers are required to play games and/or encourage residents to take up a craft or hobby
Must be vaccinated for Covid 19

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: To be agreed

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

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

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