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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

Literacy Coach

Ref: #00367


Do you have a love of reading and writing and would like to help someone else discover that as well? We have an adult student requiring Literacy coaching in Waitara or can meet at New Plymouth in the early New Year. As a Literacy Coach, you would help the learner practice their reading, writing and spelling weekly. You would create an individualised plan based on the learners needs and work together towards their goal. We provide training, ongoing support and any resources required.


2-3 half hour lessons per week or as agreed with the student

Skill requirements

Teaching experience of any sort is a bonus but we provide all the training and support you require for the role. Need to live in or near Waitara or New Plymouth

Personality requirements

Excellent verbal communication skills, patient, reliable, friendly and approachable. Great reading and writing skills.

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