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 Teacher Aide

Ref: #00577

Purpose of this volunteering role is to support and assist our educators in the classroom. Duties include assisting students with projects, reading, writing and supervision of students under the guidance of an educator. Candidates will have a choice of days available. We are looking for a volunteer for each of these days. Monday to Thursday. Between 8.45 and 3 pm. Or can be split into half days, we can be super flexible with our arrangements. During term times, coinciding with the schedule of NZ schools.

Poster deliveries

Ref: #00576

Taranaki Cancer Society are in need of some volunteers who enjoy a nice walk. We require some posters to be delivered to businesses.


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