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.

Why do people volunteer?

  • To learn new skills, knowledge and experience
  • To develop existing skills, knowledge and experience
  • To find new passions
  • To meet new people and forming long-term friends and partnerships
  • To contribute to a good cause
  • To make an invaluable difference
  • To have fun!
  • To develop English language skills


If you’d like to speak to someone on our team about volunteering, please phone us: South Canterbury Office: 0800 865 268, Mid Canterbury Office: (03) 308 1237 or send your questions via our contact form.