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 currentĀ 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.

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas at the Ashburton Event Centre with the Ashburton County Lions Club "Christmas Forest Festival"

Head down to look at all the amazing trees and stalls. Friday from 10am-8pm. and Saturday 10am-3pm. Its just $2 entry or a family for $5. Santa is visiting both days. Friday night from 6-8pm their is light show and entertainment.

There is a public vote for the trees as well as judging by two well known local identities,

Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury Christmas tree is "2020"
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Congratulations to Judy Skevington and Maxine Hooper who are to be awarded Kiwibank Local Hero Medals for their service and volunteering in Mid Canterbury. Today 100 New Zealanders were named Kiwibank Local Heroes so it is great that two people from Mid Canterbury are among this list of those being recongnised. ... See MoreSee Less

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WanderSearch Canterbury Charitable Trust needs Client Liaison Volunteer's in South Canterbury.

Volunteers help with the delivery of tracking equipment to cognitively impaired clients who have a tendency to wander and may get lost. The role involved approximately 3 hrs per month.

The role involves delivering small tracking devices to WanderSearch Canterbury clients who suffer some form of cognitive impairment. Volunteers will get to know your client/s (the ages of whom range from pre-school to the elderly) and their caregivers well during this process. You will become a wonderful ambassador for WanderSearch Canterbury in the process.

This is a critical volunteer role for our organisation as it is imperative our clients always have workable devices available to them for their safety. You will gain a great deal of satisfaction in being able, in no small way, in assisting our clients to remain living in their own homes and communities.

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Can you help support The Plains Railway's annual fundraiser?

The Potato Crop is ready early, and extra helpers are required to help pick the crop which is situated on Lagmhor Road (entrance to the paddock is by the Scout Den).

This is Voluntary work, daily (weather permitting), early morning start - up until Christmas.

Physical work - bending and lifting involved.
Pea pickers for any orders are also required.

Contact John: 308 3669 for further information.

The Plains Museum is a wonderful community asset and this annual fundraiser assists them to continue to operate.

Their potatoes are delicious,
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Our latest blog outlines some key things to note about the Privacy Act 2020 which come into force on 1 December: We are also excited to share a free online learning opportunity provided by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (New Zealand). Be sure to check it out and share: šŸ‘šŸ‘‡šŸ‘ ... 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 yourĀ unpaid time, energy and skills for the greater good.

Volunteers create positive changes in many areas.

Human rights, faith communities, health, education,Ā sports and recreation, social services, arts and culture,Ā emergency services, the environment and conservation, animal welfare, and community supportĀ development ā€“ and thatā€™s just the beginning.

For Community Organisations

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

We are here to support volunteers and voluntaryĀ organisations. We provideĀ  training, information,Ā advocacy, recruitment, placement, recognition andĀ 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.