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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Volunteer Recognition Awards 2020

We invite you to nominate that extra special volunteer/s from your organisation who you would like to see acknowledged in 2020

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Christmas and New Year Holidays

We will be closed from 16th December 2019, reopening 14th January 2020.

Have a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!

Events and Workshops

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


Ref: #00065


FACE PAINTERS needed to help out for the Taranaki Down Syndrome Association Gala Day on Saturday, 4 January 2020. This is also a really fun day out in the community held at the Pukekura Railway on the corner of Liardet & Gilbert Street New Plymouth. Please contact Sandy on 027 940 2107 or 06 7530058


would work in with them could be 2-5 hours whatever works

Skill requirements

Some face painting experience or if you simply know you are confident to do this. I help out and at first I was a bit hesitate but once I got the hang of it I love doing this!!

Personality requirements

friendly and enjoys working with kids

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