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

Fundraising Assistant

Ref: #00487

To assist in fundraising for local animal welfare charities and the retreat. Needs to be tech savvy ie computer, social media, etc TAPT - sick cats / kittens SPCA - quarantine cages Taranaki Retreat - suicide prevention

Branch Coordinator

Ref: #00486

Do you like organising, making things hum, or are you a whiz at managing projects and people stuff? Our Branch Coordinators are people who: • Love supporting and encouraging awesome volunteers • Enjoy making a real difference in your local community • Prefer to be part of an established charity that is well organised, known and trusted • Have some time to give others Many of our Branch Coordinators work full or part time, some are retired or semi-retired, others are parents at home looking for a way to utilise their skills or develop new skills. The role involves recruiting, training and managing volunteers within your branch and ensuring all aspects of the branch are running smoothly. Each Bellyful branch has a core team of awesome volunteers, including people in key roles such as Cookathon and Delivery Coordinators. Our Branch Coordinators work from home at times that suit their work and whānau commitments. You don’t need to have been involved with the Organisation before – we give you great support. You’ll also get plenty of back-up from the fabulous branch volunteers, NZ management and the other branches.

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