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

Music & Dance Workshop Volunteers

Ref: #00535

To run our workshops we need some amazing Volunteers. There are currently 3 workshops set up in New Plymouth, 2 dance and 1 music which are held on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM weekly. Needs to pass Police vetting

Vehicle Maintenance Manager

Ref: #00534

We need a dedicated team member that is looking for a challenge in their retirement. The very minimum would be to ensure that our 2 vans are washed each week, oil water checked and the log book has been completed. Depending on the availability and desire to step into other areas would be discussed upon interview. There are Health & Safety areas that need to be oversighted, some general handyman tasks, but primary role is the up keep of the vans.


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