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Every month we will keep you up date with new roles and organisations seeking volunteers across the region. For each role we'll give you a snippet of info to tease your tastebuds. For full details, click the image and you'll be taken through to the full role description where you can 'fill in an application'. This doesn't commit you to volunteering, think of it like an expression of interest and a way of connecting with organisations you want to find out about.

If you can't find what you are looking for here, don't forget to check out our regional online database and The Wanaka App where we add new roles for the Upper Clutha as they crop up in their community/jobs section. We also love meeting face to face for a chat about volunteering opportunities!

If you are in Central - keep an eye on The Central App as they will be launching a volunteer tab soon too! Thanks to the Wanaka and Central App for helping us raise awareness of volunteering and connecting you to more roles.
The Cancer Society offers services and support to people affected by cancer in your community and can’t do it without the time and effort given by our teams of volunteers. Visitors, drivers, bakers. Share your time and skills and make a huge difference in your community. Regionwide.
Alexandra Council of Social Services (ACOSS) identifies needs and fosters communication and collaboration between statutory, voluntary, local authority groups and individuals to enhance community wellbeing. A secretary is required to support the administrative function of ACOSS. Help keep these amazing organisations connected and informed. 
The New Zealand Association of Citizens Advice Bureau is a voluntary service and each Bureau is staffed by a roster of dedicated, trained volunteers from the local community. Queenstown CAB are looking for more volunteers to join their amazing team. Full training provided, this is a great opportunity to really get involved in the community.

Scouts NZ aims to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Laws. We bring to life a world of adventure – creating incredible learning opportunities for members of all ages. Wanaka Kea Scout are seeking volunteers to lead the Wanaka Kea Scout Group. Keas are 6-8 year old, boys and girls, and meet at the Scout Den during school term. It’s an amazing thing to do for your community, and would ensure that our Kea Group could continue next year.

Do you enjoy playing chess? Do you get on well with school aged children. Why not volunteer to provide support to budding young chess players after school! Located in Alexandra and organised through CO REAP who have a range of roles they are seeking volunteers for - click the chess board for full details!

Arthritis can affect any one of us at any time – babies, children, working age, elderly. Arthritis New Zealand is there to help with information sessions, interactive workshops, exercise classes, a kids camp and more. Their national appeal is taking place this September and coordinators and collectors are being sought in Queenstown and regionwide. Help raise awareness and funds whilst meeting and chatting to others in your community!

GirlGuiding NZ is all about preparing girls for making the most of life ahead. They help girls develop skills, knowledge, values and a sense of adventure through an experiential learning ‘hands on’ programme that’s relevant to the interests of today’s girls. Volunteer superstars are needed as helpers and leaders regionwide. Fabulous training opportunities and great friendships to be made.
 

The Wanaka Walking School Bus encourages children to walk to school and enables them to start the day with exercise and fresh air, gets them ready to learn and keeps cars of the road. Volunteers operate the 'bus' and walk with children from Mt Iron subdivision to both primary schools week day mornings during term time departing at . Additional volunteers are required for regular and relief slots - especially Tuesdays!
 

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

As parkrun relies entirely on volunteers to make it happen, we require 3-4 volunteers each Saturday to assist on run day and work with a pool of volunteers to help out as often or as infrequently as they can.

Forget painting the town red! This October, it's all about pink. Grab a bucket, get pinked up, and join the thousands of other volunteers collecting donations nationwide in the name of stopping breast cancer in its tracks!

Coordinators, collectors and photographers being sought. 

The Cromwell Resource Centre is a centrally located community facility, that seeks to support and inform local residents. With limited bus services and often a lack of family support, the Cromwell Resource Centre has stepped up to fill a gap by coordinating a pool of volunteer drivers. They are on the hunt for more friendly, reliable drivers!
Upper Clutha Lakes Trust Board: Short term marketing and comms volunteer sought to get stuck in and fundraise to support the health of Upper Clutha Waterways and Lakes. If you care about the health of our waterways, and have some time to give to this awesome cause over the next couple of months we’d love to hear from you.
Don’t Chuck your Muck are having a clean-up day on the 13th September in conjunction with Keep New Zealand Clean. Meet at the Dinosaur Park at 10.30 we will have bags and gloves available. Our Beautiful town and surrounding roads are looking more like a rubbish tip every day, bottles coffee cups and builders waste etc. Help us clean it up and meet some great people at the same time!
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