About us

Volunteering New Plymouth was established in 2002.
The main purpose of Volunteering New Plymouth is to assist ‘not for profit’ community groups in recruiting and retaining volunteers and to offer ongoing support to all community organisations and their volunteers. To do this we offer our service as a contact point for all volunteers and community agencies. We provide information about opportunities for volunteering, we raise community awareness of the importance of the work that is undertaken by volunteers, we organise recognition awards, we advocate on behalf of volunteers and community organisations at a local and national level and we provide a channel where resources can be shared, particularly in the training of volunteers and their coordinators/managers. 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 trainings to support the not for profit sector. These include Volunteer Awareness Week activities, our annual Volunteer Recognition Awards, Volunteer Managers' recognition events, Volunteer 'snap shots' and the Volunteers Thank You event.

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Latest roles

Vehicle Maintenance Manager

Ref: #00534

We need a dedicated team member that is looking for a challenge in their retirement. The very minimum would be to ensure that our 2 vans are washed each week, oil water checked and the log book has been completed. Depending on the availability and desire to step into other areas would be discussed upon interview. There are Health & Safety areas that need to be oversighted, some general handyman tasks, but primary role is the up keep of the vans.

Toy Library volunteer

Ref: #00533

Do you love people and kids? Do have a spare 2-4 hours per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Taranaki Toy Library in Fitzroy is hunting for volunteers as we move into 2024. You could be a fit retiree, a stay-at-home parent who would like to stay connected to the workforce and have some baby-free time while supporting our community or anything else! As a permanent helper, you will mainly be checking our returned toys. This role involves confident reading and counting, good customer service skills together with attention to detail and of course you would enjoy being around children. Computer literacy would be a bonus but not essential. If you would like to know more, we would love to hear from you! We provide all training and a super friendly team of 8 other long-term helpers. Lots of our regular helpers are staying for years. (Regular volunteers are considered for an honorary membership to borrow toys after helping for a while). Our Toy Library actively promotes play as being essential to the development of children. We are in Fitzroy and run by a couple of coordinators with the help of permanent session helpers and some parents who help occasionally, alongside a committee and trustees. We have over 1700 toys that can be borrowed on a regular basis by our members. If you have time to spare we would love to hear from you!


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