Covid-19 Volunteer Response

Thank you to the 100s of people who have signed up to volunteer in response to COVID 19. We are so grateful for your support and selfless giving in these uncertain times – our community’s spirit is strong, and it well and truly shines at times like this.

Volunteering Central, working in collaboration with the QLDC, CODC and social service organisations, are collating offers of help in relation to COVID 19 for the Queenstown Lakes District and Central Otago.

Careful consideration needs to be applied to all requests and offers of help, to ensure the safety of all involved.

Please look out for your neighbours and friends however please ensure you follow guidelines from the Ministry of Health at all times, to avoid putting yourselves or others at risk.

In level 2 volunteering can start for organisations where roles can be carried out with physical distancing and health and safety regulations in place.

Face to face volunteer training can be carried out with less than 10 people and following strict health and safety guidelines.

Virtual, online or phone volunteering is still considered the safest option.

Thank you and keep washing your hands!

Volunteering Central

Volunteering Central promotes, supports and strengthens volunteering, creating stronger more connected communities.

Volunteering Central’s main aims are to:

  • Increase awareness of volunteer opportunities in the region and encourage people to volunteer.
  • Increase the capacity of local organisations involving volunteers and to ensure that everyone involved – the volunteers and the beneficiaries have a positive, meaningful and rewarding experience.
  • Through positive volunteering experiences the community’s health, well-being and connectedness is improved.