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

Event UCOL Employment Expo

Volunteers are needed for the UCOL Te Pukenga Employment Expo. If you're reliable and enthusiastic about supporting your community during important events and are also capable of tasks like moving furniture, we'd love your assistance!

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Wednesday, 1 November 2023
2 Volunteers to set up between 9 am to 11 am
2 Volunteers to pack down between 2 pm to 4 pm
1 Volunteer to help with BBQ 11 am to 1 pm

Repair Cafe Electrician

We're looking for a friendly volunteer to make a valuable contribution to our community. We need a registered electrician to assess items and perform minor electrical repairs, with the aim of keeping basic items (mostly low-cost things like lamps, toasters, and small appliances) out of landfills at the Repair Cafe.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: A 3.5-hour commitment on the last Saturday morning of each month

Social Media, Website and Newsletter Volunteer

We need volunteers to create engaging content for social media, manage a website, and create captivating newsletters. If you're passionate about creative communication, join us and help keep our community informed and connected.

This organisation is a charitable trust providing safe emergency and temporary accommodation for women in need and their children.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: 2 hours per week from the office or home.

Health Shuttle Driver

We're looking for compassionate volunteers with a clean driver's license, and physical fitness to assist passengers. In this role, you'll be responsible for safely transporting individuals from their homes to Palmerston North Hospital for medical appointments, contributing to their wellbeing.

Location: PN | Manawatu | Horowhenua

Shifts are flexible and depend on the volume of requests. You can expect to work from Monday to Friday between 6 am and 6 pm, with a target of a maximum 8-hour shift. Occasionally, weekend availability may be required.

Mountain Bike Track Marshalls (Event)

We need track marshalls for the Whanganui/Manawatu Secondary Schools Mountain Bike championship event. Volunteers need to be able to mobilise over potentially steep uneven terrain. Able to concentrate and stay on task. Able to identify hazards and respond to any incident that occurs, including being able to send and receive messages in English in a pressure situation.
Lunch and refreshments are provided to volunteers.

Location: The track is towards the hills between Tokomaru and Linton so just as close for Horowhenua-ites as Manawatū-ites! It is about a 40-minute drive from PN so volunteers do need to have their own transport.

Saturday, 30/09 - 8.30 am - 12.30 (2 volunteers)
Saturday, 30/09 12.30 - 4.30 pm. (5 volunteers)
Sunday, 1/10 - 8.30 am - 4.30 pm (5 volunteers)

Social Media Coordinator

Are you good at using computers and social media effectively? Do you have good writing ability and the ability to work independently?
We're seeking your assistance to help us compile and summarise information. Your role will involve promoting activities that mentors engage in while mentoring, encouraging more mentors to share in the joy. You'll also help raise awareness about the organisation's activities, thereby increasing the number of available mentors. Plus, there's an opportunity for Te Reo development!

Location: Palmerston North or work from home

Dates/Times: Around 5 hours per week, between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday

Social Media, Website and Newsletter Volunteer

We need a volunteer to help this charitable organisation keep its website current and members and others informed. Tasks will include managing social media and website content, as well as preparing a newsletter.

This organisation aims to help families and individuals make the best of what they have by learning new and improving existing everyday life skills.

Location: PN | Work from home

Dates/Times: 2 hours per week from the office or home.

Cooking/Preserving Volunteers

We are in need of patient and supportive volunteers who enjoy seeing others develop new skills. Volunteers will either teach or participate in 1-on-1 workshops with individuals to help them develop cooking and preserving skills in community kitchens or individuals' homes.

This charitable organisation aims to help families and individuals make the best of what they have by learning new and improving existing everyday life skills.

Location: PN | Ashhurst | Feilding

Dates/Times: Hours flexible

Social Media, Website and Newsletter Volunteer

We seek a volunteer to complete social media and website publications and prepare a quarterly newsletter for a not-for-profit organisation that supports people affected by dementia throughout the region. Among the activities, you will develop posters for activities such as Movie nights and Memory Walks. If you have Social media and website experience, also enjoy using the Canva application, writing and design skills, get in touch with us. This role would be perfect for those who need to get some work experience in the Marketing field.
A Police vetting check is required.

Location: Palmy or Work from Home

Dates/Times: 2 hours per week from the office or home

Day Club Volunteers

We need volunteers to assist with serving morning tea and lunches, tidying up, and participating in light physical and brain games (cognitive stimulation therapy) and reminiscing activities. These activities result in Day Club members enjoying social interaction and stimulation.
About you: We are looking for individuals who are cheerful, considerate, and enjoy social interaction.
Please note that a police vetting check is required.

Location: Palmy, Feilding and/or Levin

Dates/Times: Flexibility around days/times from 9.30 am to 3 pm
Feilding: Monday and Friday
Palmy: Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Levin: Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Reading Programmes Volunteers

If you love to read, and want to enthuse children to do, we need your help to support participating children to develop a life-long enjoyment of reading through book chats. Full training is provided. You have the option of providing Summer Reading for children between the ages of 4 - 10, or iRead which is aimed for ages 11 - 13. You can choose to work in one programme or across both. A police vet check will be required.
Enthuse children to read.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Minimum of 2 hours per week. Flexibility around days/times

Van Driver (Friday)

We are looking for friendly, regular drivers, to give 5 of our elderly members a scenic drive every Friday afternoon, in the mobility van.
Wearing of a surgical mask is required, as well as a full, clean driver’s licence. A police check is required. A first aid certificate is essential.

Location: Palmerston North

Dates/Times: Weekly on a Friday, 13:00 – 15:00

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