Ground Floor, Rm G7 Community House
77 King Street
Frequently Asked Questions
What is voluntary work?
The definition of voluntary work is...
- work done of your own free will and...
- work done for the common good and...
- work done that is unpaid (except for reimbursement of expenses)
Why should I become a volunteer?
Here are just some of the reasons why people volunteer...
- to help the community
- to meet new people
- to gain experience
- to gain new skills
- to support a cause
- to keep active
- to change society
- to gain confidence
- to feel useful and be part of a team
- to have fun
- and of course, it looks great on your C.V.
How do I become a volunteer in Manawatu and surrounding districts?
Becoming a volunteer in is easy! Contact us to arrange an appointment for an informal personal interview with no obligation, or view volunteer positions here. If you are under sixteen years of age you will need to have the written consent of your parent or caregiver. Please contact us to discuss this.
Can people under sixteen years volunteer?
If you are under sixteen years of age there will be a limited number of positions available and you need to have the written consent of your parent or caregiver.
Can visitors to New Zealand volunteer?
Yes, but you must have a sufficient standard of English to be easily understood over the telephone. As many jobs require a commitment of at least six months the range of jobs available to you may be limited.
Can I be a volunteer elsewhere in New Zealand?
Yes, but you may need to contact another New Zealand Volunteer Centre to do so. Contact details for these and other volunteer related organisations can be found on our links page.