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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

Peer Leader for Older Persons Exercise group

Ref: #00360


We are looking for a fit, enthusiastic person who is able to run a weekly, evidence-based ‘Steady As You Go’ exercise class, supporting and encouraging older people to keep active. The exercises are focused on enhancing strength and balance and are led with the guidance of a CD. The group we currently require a leader for has been established for a long time and the regular class attendees are familiar with the exercise programme. We would prefer a peer leader who can run these weekly exercise classes long-term.


10:15-11:45 (Class runs for 1 hour, but allow >15 minutes set-up/pack down)

Skill requirements

Fit, engaging and able to interact with older people. A willingness to learn about the needs of older people and age-related conditions. Older people who meet these requirements are welcome to apply to be a peer leader too, of course!

Personality requirements

Enjoy exercise & engaging with older people. Be patient, kind and enthusiastic.

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