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 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

Stroke Health Educator

Ref: #00021


The primary purpose of the role is health promotion - focused on building a stroke savvy society in New Zealand by providing information and education to individuals, groups and also at exhibitions. This is a new opportunity to provide support to our Taranaki based Community Stroke Adviser. The role will appeal to anyone wishing to gain experience and skills in health education and/or community work. The role will involve building relationships with others within the health, business or community settings.


4 to 6 hours per week

Skill requirements

A basic understanding of stroke and/or health is preferable Good communication skills. An understanding of the philosophy of volunteerism. Computer literacy. Flexibility. Good time management. Report writing, Evaluation, Assess potential audiences, Confident and comfortable working with groups.

Personality requirements

Being passionate, professional and knowledgeable in the role. Honest and accountable. Self-motivating and pro-active Culturally sensitive. Good sense of humour. Well presented, flexible, confident and genuine.

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