‘Earthquake Boy’ inspires in Wanaka

Volunteering Central was thrilled to host an evening with social entreprenuer Sam Johnson this October. Integral in establishing the Student Volunteer Army in Christchurch following the earthquakes, Sam and the volunteer army team have worked for five years to develop community mobilisation strategies with community leaders, universities, UN agencies and volunteer groups throughout the Asia/Pacific … Read more

Recognising the informal volunteering in our communities.

There are obviously 100s of people volunteering with a whole range of organisations across Otago who are in structured roles with a clear timeframe for their involvement – but is everyone who is a ‘volunteer’ necessarily linked to a specific organisation? Not necessarily, there are certainly many individuals who are involved in regular, on-going volunteering … Read more

Star helpers shine at festival

Like all Volunteer Centres in New Zealand, Volunteering Central offers training and support to volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. This may be on establishing a volunteer programme, advocacy, communication, fundraising or attracting and keeping volunteers. For Volunteer Managers we have a clear message – to treat their volunteers as part of the overall team and ensure … Read more

Volunteers celebrate with Volunteering Central during National Volunteer Week 2016

Volunteering Central welcomed around 140 volunteers at their four celebrations to mark National Volunteer Week 2016 this June. Each year Volunteering Central joins with the other volunteer centres and many organisations across New Zealand to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution of the country’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers to social development, the economy and the … Read more

How can we make time to volunteer?

Volunteer Centres around the county will be gearing up for National Volunteer Week due to take place this year from the 19th – 25th June and we are no exception in Central. Each year we host four celebrations in our hubs of Alexandra, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka and invite volunteers from around the region to … Read more

Cancer Society seek volunteers in Wanaka

The Cancer Society are looking for volunteers, in particular in Wanaka and at the shop in Queenstown. They are looking for people to join the volunteer team in Wanaka. Do you have a few hours to give? Regularly or casually there are many roles that may suit. They would love to hear from you!! Roles include: Support for … Read more

Upper Clutha Womens Support seeking new volunteers

Volunteers are required for Upper Clutha Women’s Support in the Wanaka/Hawea area. A telephone referral service, not a councelling service, volunteers are on call for a week at a time to take calls from people experiencing a range of issues to include various types of abuse, relationship issues, depression, unhappiness and lonliness.  Volunteers should be excellent listeners, … Read more