About us

Volunteering New Plymouth was established in 2002.
The main purpose of Volunteering New Plymouth is to assist ‘not for profit’ community groups in recruiting and retaining volunteers and to offer ongoing support to all community organisations and their volunteers. To do this we offer our service as a contact point for all volunteers and community agencies. We provide information about opportunities for volunteering, we raise community awareness of the importance of the work that is undertaken by volunteers, we organise recognition awards, we advocate on behalf of volunteers and community organisations at a local and national level and we provide a channel where resources can be shared, particularly in the training of volunteers and their coordinators/managers. 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 trainings to support the not for profit sector. These include Volunteer Awareness Week activities, our annual Volunteer Recognition Awards, Volunteer Managers' recognition events, Volunteer 'snap shots' and the Volunteers Thank You event.

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Latest roles

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Ref: #00570

To support the Manager in the promotion of and recruitment to Volunteer Roles within Alzheimers Taranaki, ensuring the right fit of volunteer skill/experience to the right role To complete induction and admin tasks for new Volunteers To support the DP Co-ordinators and Educator in organising relevant trainings for Volunteers To provide on-the-job support to Volunteers, being a point of contact and liaising with DP Co-ordinators and Manager to address any concerns To ensure all Volunteer projects have sufficient Volunteers and source new avenues to promote volunteer roles To work with the Manager and DP Coordinators in writing Volunteer job descriptions and ensuring Volunteer information requirements are kept up to date To support Alzheimers Taranaki staff in ensuring all Volunteers have a positive experience whilst volunteering for Alzheimers Taranaki

Client Support

Ref: #00569

Provide free, confidential, independent information and advice. Help people know and understand their rights and responsibilities. Help people find community services they need. To do this: be a good listener, ask questions to sort out key facts, research - using resources available, discuss options and possible consequences with caller and assist caller where needed.


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