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About us

Volunteering New Plymouth promotes and recognises the importance of volunteers and volunteering within our community. We do this by being a single point of contact for the recruitment and training of volunteers, the promotion of good practice in volunteer management and the recognition of the contribution of volunteers to the community. We aim to help organisations recruit and retain volunteers and we support existing volunteers through free or low-cost training in order to increase their efficiency, effectiveness and capacity.

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Events and Trainings

Volunteering New Plymouth runs a number of events and workshops to support the not for profit sector.

These include Volunteer Awareness Week activities, our annual Volunteer Awards, volunteer managers' recognition events, volunteer 'speed dating' and the volunteers barbeque traditionally held in December.

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Latest role

Festival of Lights Zero Waste Volunteers

Ref: #00382


We are looking for volunteers from the community to help out with waste management during the Festival of Lights event. We are working towards the goal of a Zero Waste Taranaki by 2040. To be able to do that we need people to manage the waste stations during the event, guide patrons and make sure they recycle correctly.


6:30pm - 11pm during Festival of Lights 17th Dec 2022 - 22nd Jan 2023

Skill requirements

Willingness to help

Personality requirements

Friendly to public

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