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

Working Bee Community Food Garden Volunteers

Volunteers are required to help maintain and progress community food gardens e.g. help with gardening, and help with small-scale construction etc. Volunteers will ensure that the Community Food Gardens are well maintained, tidy and productive.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Hours: This organisation holds working bees at community food gardens between 9 am and 12 noon every Friday, otherwise by arrangement.

BBQ Cooks

We need Volunteers who can cook and serve BBQ on Aug 7, 2024. There will be TWO Shifts
2 for Shift 1 - 9.30 am to 12 pm; 2 for Shift 2 - 12 pm to 2 pm

Board Chair

We are looking for a person with business or organizational experience and skills to join our Board. We meet every second month on a Sunday afternoon for about two hours. There is a requirement to be listed as an officer on the Charities Commission website and to join in on Zoom meetings with other Centres.


An organisation that runs 12 sports for people with Intellectual disabilities is looking for a Treasurer with Accounting experience, an understanding of Xero, and following up accountability. They are looking for someone with a friendly and understanding approach when working with volunteer coaches and event managers. Police vetting check required.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Meetings second Monday evening of the month. 10 hours per month.

Charity Shop Assistant

We need volunteers to sort through donations, hang clothing, keep the shop maintained and well-presented, and check on stock. Additionally, stocking shelves with food is required. We're looking for individuals who are friendly, approachable, respectful, supportive, communicative, and enjoy working within a team. Understanding of Māori values such as tikanga, te reo, and aroha is appreciated. If you like to help the community and interact with others, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 noon.

Pre-School Programmes Volunteer

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic person to support our preschool programming. These fun programmes have a facilitator and incorporate music, stories and activities.

Location: Palmerston North | Central Library.

Dates/Times: One morning per week term time (approx. 9.30-11.30am incl. set up/pack down).

Community Garden Volunteer

Te Pātikitiki library has recently established a community garden that encourages education, inclusion and community participation. If you have a passion for gardening and would be excited to contribute your time, knowledge and skills, please contact us.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Approximately 1 hour per fortnight, flexible days/times.

Reading Programme for Adults Volunteer

Adult Reading Programmes Volunteers would help facilitate small group ‘read aloud’ sessions that give opportunities for people to enjoy stories or poetry and connect with others. Training provided.

Location: Palmerston North | Various library and community-based locations

Dates/Times: To be discussed

Reading Programme for Children Volunteer

Children’s Reading Programme Volunteers assist library staff with several key programmes throughout the year including Summer Reading and/or Book Buds. Sessions are one-on-one or in small groups. Training provided.

Location: Palmerston North | Various library and community-based locations

Dates/Times: To be discussed

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 days:
Weekend: Saturday 11 & Saturday 25 May
Weekday: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 May

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.

Playgroup Coordinator

We need volunteers to work alongside our current volunteer to support one another in the running of the playgroup. Open room, set up activities, take enrolments, record child’s attendance and pack up at close. Plan activities and do safety checks of playgroup area before each session. A police vet check will be required.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Fridays, 9.30 am – 11.40 am (School term only).


We need a volunteer to maintain the gardens at Palmerston North Clinics. Police vetting check will be undertaken.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: As agreed with the volunteer.

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