Kiwibank volunteers in the field

Employee Volunteering

Our Employee Volunteering programme encourages employers to support their employees in carrying out voluntary work.

Join teams from AMI, BNZ, Deloitte, Farmland Co-operative, IAG, Kiwibank, QBE Insurance, Spark and many others.

Read more about community and business perspectives on Employee Volunteering and how business & non-profit partnerships can be a win-win.

See below for more information on how we work with businesses and feel free to contact us with any questions.


For information on how to manage your business’ continuing community engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic, please find our resource “Group Volunteering When You Can’t Serve in Person“.

Our Philosophy

The most successful Employee Volunteer programmes reflect the way business values, employee interests and community needs can fit together.


What services do we provide companies?

Information and advice
Provision of a Form of Agreement and Health & Safety aspects
Consultation with employers to design Employee Volunteering programmes
Development of Employee Volunteering policy
Brokerage of projects
Programme monitoring and evaluation
Workshops and training
Promotional material and presentations to employees about Employee Volunteering

What can our programme do for your business?

Improve relationships with the communities in which you operate
Improve public perception of your business
Help employees learn more about your community and the challenges it faces
Improve employee morale
Build team spirit
Improve your ability to attract and retain high-quality employees
Improve employee productivity and well being
Provide a new avenue for training and professional development for your employees
Enable you to meet obligations of social responsibility

What types of Employee Volunteering are there?

Individual Volunteering
Team Projects
Board Involvement
Development Assignments
Training Assignments
Retiree Programme
Use of equipment or premises
Matched Gifts

How much does it cost?

Suggested investment: $350 per annum (GST exclusive). Your support will enable us to provide you with as many projects as you wish during the financial year. It will also allow us to continue putting these projects together and offer you the following benefits:

Regular listings of available projects
Access to relevant resources and information on our website and from our office
Upholding the rights of volunteers and the integrity of volunteering
Continued promotion of volunteering to build strong communities

What can our programme do for you as an employee?

Enable you to help others and support your community
Increase your understanding of community needs and issues
Use your skills and knowledge in new settings
Try out skills and use creativity that may not be required in your workplace
Learn new skills, broaden your experience and develop your career
Develop teamwork and leadership abilities
Build a bridge to a new type of job or to retirement
Meet new people
Make professional or business contacts
Create balance in your life by getting involved in something that you care about or by trying something new
Increase personal satisfaction and self-worth
Improve your mental and physical health

Which businesses are supporting Volunteering Canterbury?

This year’s teams, from the following organisations, participated in our Employee and Group Volunteering programme, contributing more than 2,400 hours to our community!

Aggreko (NZ) Ltd
CECC (Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce)
Ernst & Young
Spark Foundation
Time Zone One
Church of Latter Day Saints
Aotearoa Youth Leaders
Christs’ College
Global Academic Ventures