Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury

Volunteering fulfils a social service, builds confidence and
identity, provides skills and a pathway to employment as well as
adding variety and value to life.

Volunteering is for everyone.


Looking for a Volunteering Position?

Start by registering on our online database. If you would simply prefer to talk through current volunteer options available, we can meet with you. Telephone us to make an appointment.

Latest News & Events

Keep up to date with what we are doing at Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury.

Do you have a couple of hours you could spare. Volunteers are needed for the Pink Ribbon Appeal ... See MoreSee Less

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Eeek – they are still LOW ON NUMBERS for our event SPCA Cupcake Day...and it's less than two weeks away! Please will you join them if you haven't yet?

Thank you so much to every single baker who has signed up already to SPCA Cupcake Day - taking place on November 2 this year. You are fantastic and we are so lucky to have you on board!

But, they desperately need your help spreading the word to more animal lovers or baking enthusiasts to join! Will you please help do so? We all need some excitement and fun after this year, and this pawsome event will also help animals in need.

PLEASE help SPCA raise as much money for the animals as they can. It's so simple to get involved - just hit the link below, get baking and sell to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Millie, pictured, has joined the pawty (she is desperate for a pupcake ), WILL YOU?! JOIN US HERE:
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Kai for Kids Charitable Trust is a new organisation in Ashburton providing nutritious lunches to students at Netherby School.

They need volunteers to become part of a passionate team of volunteers helping to feed our district's children.

Do you enjoy cooking? Would you like to be part of a great team helping to prepare lunches for children at Netherby School. Lunch preparation involves helping in the kitchen at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre - chopping up fruit and vegetables and other kitchen duties to get the meals ready to serve each day at Netherby School.

Do you have some drivers licence, a car, some spare time around lunch time on a week day and during school term? Volunteer drivers are needed to collect the prepared lunches from the Ashburton Trust Event Centre kitchen and deliver to Netherby School each school day at 11:20am.

Are growing vegetables for others something you enjoy? Kai for Kids are seeking volunteers to help them grow vegetables for the Kai for Kids lunches. The vegetable garden is located at Trott's Community garden. Help with general weeding and tending to the vegetables is required each day.

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Do you want to volunteer with an organisation that has been serving New Zealand for over 60 years?

Birthright Canterbury providing social services for the children and parents of families led by one person? Birthright have worked to strengthen and enrich the lives of New Zealand children and families.

Birthright Canterbury have three volunteer roles currently available.

They are looking for a volunteer with strong secretarial experience to support the Trustees of Birthright Canterbury Trust Board for their Board meetings. The role would suit a person who business experience.

The meeting dates is usually the second Wednesday every 2nd month from 6-8pm. The meeting venue is in Rolleston and mileage will be reimbursed

Do you enjoy listening and writing then this may be a volunteer role for you. Birthright need volunteers to help write case study/success stories to help lessen the stigma experienced by single parents and their children.

The volunteer will interview families for case studies/success stories and write stories and materials to help highlight the challenges and successes achieved by single parent families.

The role will include travelling within Ashburton. Volunteers will need four hours each month for a minimum of six months. Those applying for this role will need two referees and Police vetting.

Do you enjoy taking photos? If you do check out this volunteering role with Birthright.

The role will be to help Birthright take photographs to go with stories, the volunteer writers tell, to help lessen the stigma experienced by single parents and their children. The role will include taking photos of families for case studies/success stories.

The role might include travelling around Ashburton or neighbouring district. Volunteers will need four hours each month for a minimum of six months. Those applying for this role will need two referees and Police vetting.

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Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury in Mid Canterbury are wanting some clean 2 L coloured ice cream container lids for a craft project for International Volunteer's Day. If you have any lids (not white) please drop them into our office at Community House Mid Canterbury - 44 Cass Street, Ashburton ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Services

We work with volunteers and with community organisations.

For Volunteers

Volunteering is any activity that involves giving your unpaid time, energy and skills for the greater good.

Volunteers create positive changes in many areas.

Human rights, faith communities, health, education, sports and recreation, social services, arts and culture, emergency services, the environment and conservation, animal welfare, and community support development – and that’s just the beginning.

For Community Organisations

Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury offers support in all things volunteering.

We are here to support volunteers and voluntary organisations. We provide  training, information, advocacy, recruitment, placement, recognition and promotion of volunteering.

Community Accounts Service

Bookkeeping assistance for not-for-profit groups.

Groups who are FINANCIAL MEMBERS of Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury, can benefit from FREE ADVICE, and SUPPORT with all matters FINANCIAL / ADMINISTRATION.

We also provide a FULL BOOKKEEPING SERVICE to members.