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Thank you for your interest in volunteering! 


Every month we keep volunteers like you up date with new roles and organisations seeking volunteers across the region. For each role we 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, you can check out our regional online database and The Wanaka App  and The Central App where we add new roles as they crop up in their community/jobs section. We also love meeting face to face for a chat about volunteering opportunities!

Thanks to the Wanaka and Central App for helping us raise awareness of volunteering and connecting you to more roles. To keep up to date with volunteer sector news, training, celebrations and events sign up to our other newsletter, Volunteer Voice, here.
Community Patrollers are volunteers working closely with Police as extra “eyes and ears” to assist Police and other agencies to build safer communities. The Queenstown Patrol was set up in 2017 and we are currently recruiting respectful and reliable volunteers for Queenstown and Arrowtown. Full training and support provided. 
As a fundraiser for Wakatipu Plunket branch, volunteers are being sought to assist with the annual Garden Tour fundraiser taking place on November 25th. This enables members of the public to view and enjoy local gardens of interest.  As a volunteer you will receive a free ticket for the other half of the day to enjoy the gardens and high tea in a gorgeous garden setting.
This joint programme between Peer Support and Central Lakes Breastfeeding Trust, provides a drop in for families needing breastfeeding support in Wanaka. Volunteers are needed to offer a helping hand for parents dropping in so they can talk freely with the peer supporters and includes greeting families, supplying them with refreshments, playing with children
“If you want to make a difference for someone, why not BE the difference.” The Buddy Programme is calling out for locals with a bit of spare time, a positive attitude and a desire to help others, to take on the role of mentoring a youngster. . Volunteers spend a few hours a week sharing every day, low cost activities together – offering experiences, relationships and skills which will assist the child (5-12years old) to make positive decisions and choices in the future.  Regionwide with a current need in Central.
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 with a current need in Wanaka. 
 
Central Otago Budgeting Service is looking to recruit volunteer budget advisors to support their small team operating from Alexandra Community House. The service aims to provide a free non-judgemental service to families and individuals within the Central Otago Area.  The service provides help to clients whilst liaising with government and social service agencies as required.

Save Wanaka Keas!  Scouts 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.

Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ) is a national organisation that supports over 5,000 volunteers in community patrols throughout NZ. A volunteer treasurer is required to oversee the overall finances and to ensure efficient running of the Queenstown patrol. Full training and support provided so this is a fantastic opportunity to upskill!

The Pioneer Mountain Bike Stage Race through NZ’s Southern Alps has proven to be a true pioneering race. Behind every great sporting event is a team of volunteers whose dedication to the job makes that event possible. We are looking for a group of  enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to ensure a memorable Pioneer experience for everyone involved in the Queenstown area from 23-26th November.
 
Do you live in the Upper Clutha and are keen to get involved at the heart of your community? Community Networks Wanaka offers information and advice, community social work and is the satellite office for numerous statutory organisations. They are seeking volunteer receptionists at their busy office in the centre of Wanaka.
Remarkables Runners Junior Athletics Programmes strive to introduce and nurture school children’s interest in running, jumping and throwing by offering a summer athletics programme for children which includes a mix of track and field events, and encourages involvement in regional and national events. Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to support the programme in a range of roles - no experience needed - just a willingness to help out and have fun, but if you have experience then great!
Based in Frankton.
 
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.
The Mōkihi Trust aims to restore and establish pockets of indigenous biodiversity in Cromwell and surrounding areas. It endeavours to motivate and educate the community in sustainable ecological restoration so as to enhance and restore Cromwell's indigenous ecosystems for now and future generations.  Help us re-build native habitats one plant at a time, get your hands dirty, share stories and enjoy being out in the fresh air. Sessions take place on selected Saturday's. 
DISHRUPTERS WANTED!

Can you help us turn the tide on plastic at the forthcoming Queenstown Marathon? After a successful launch of Dishrupt at Luma and Winter Festival this winter, Sustainable Queenstown’s event waste minimisation service is supporting the Marathon to maximise their diversion of waste so it doesn't go to landfill!  November 17th - sign up now!
Holy Family School in Wanaka has the opportunity to fundraise at the Gibbston Valley Concert on January 19th. Volunteers are needed to help collect tickets at the gate and seek car parking donations. This year features Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, James Reyne & Mark Seymour formerly Australian Crawl and Hunters & Collector's Toni Childs. Volunteers receive a ticket to enjoy the concert at the end of their shift!
Riding for the Disabled in Alexandra require volunteers to help people with disabilities enjoy riding and grow in confidence. If you love working with all ages and enjoy being part of a great team this is for you! No experience with horse needed - full training offered!
Hawea Youth Club aims to provide a safe respectful fun space for rural youth to enjoy sports and activities. We are looking for an enthusiastic person with good communication skills to research and apply for relevant funding opportunities for our youth group. Join part of a friendly team who hold monthly meetings and can offer support and liaise on progress. You will gain an knowledge of the various different agencies and trusts offering funding in the area.  
Youth Group Leader for St John's Wakatipu needed. A dynamic programme for 8 to 18 year olds.  The St John Youth Programmes focus on teaching young people first aid, health care, leadership and life skills. Fantastic opportunities to meet new people, experience new things and have fun. Fully induction and support provided.
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!
 
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.
 
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