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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

Friend of the Opera House

Ref: #00338


Looking to contribute to the Performing Arts in New Plymouth? We seek volunteer Venue Hosts to provide Ticket Scanning, Usher and Customer Service at a prominent central theatre. The ideal candidate is confident when dealing with members of the public and responsible enough to perform Floor Warden duties, providing clear and calm instruction in the event of an emergency. The role requires a mix of patience during the shows and a sense of urgency for the demanding pre-show and interval periods. You will also be fit enough to negotiate the stairs and inclines of the theatre, or standing for an hour at a time. Volunteers have the opportunity to see shows on occasion and take great satisfaction in keeping New Plymouth’s premier venue a destination for World Class acts.


• some daytimes, usually evenings, various times 5-11pm • any day usually weekends

Skill requirements

Training will be provided for keen applicants, preferable skills and experience include: • Fire Warden • Cash Handling • Ticket scanning • Ushering (vormitory) • Working with children/ special needs

Personality requirements

• Able to communicate with public successfully (clear but kind) • Able to adapt in a dynamic environment

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