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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Volunteer Recognition Awards 2020

We invite you to nominate that extra special volunteer/s from your organisation who you would like to see acknowledged in 2020

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Events and Workshops

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

Seasons for Growth Small Group Facilitator (Companion)

Ref: #00072


This is an education program to support 6-18 year olds who have experienced grief, loss and significant change in their families. The Companion role involves working in pairs to facilitate small groups of 3-6 youngsters for 9 one-hour weekly sessions, run mainly in schools, during the school day, or after school. Sessions cover topics like changes, stories of loss, feelings, choices and self-care.


3 hours per week for every 9 week program Volunteer can choose how many groups to facilitate each year

Skill requirements

Enjoyment and understanding of young people Ability in small group work Listening and communicating skills Literacy Any prior education in the field is valuable

Personality requirements

Reliability, flexibility, team player, empathy, self awareness, sense of humour Commitment to young peoples' safety and wellbeing

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