Need Help Finding Volunteers?

If you are a not-for-profit organisation or project where volunteers are involved, we’re here to help. We are contacted by approximately 250 new volunteers each month, all looking for a suitable role. Last year we provided a wide range of Membership Services to our local members.

You need to be a Volunteering Canterbury member to access our services. The benefits of membership include:

  • Recruitment and referral of potential volunteers (including Group Volunteers)
  • Recruitment support, including advertising on our database and wider networks
  • Consultancy and mentorship on involving and supporting volunteers through regular communications, our website and personal contact
  • Access to current Volunteer Management resources and information
  • Professional Development via training and support workshops (lower-cost for members)
  • Access to the Tautoko Network,our unique not-for-profit support and advocacy group
  • Promotion of the benefits and value of voluntary work and volunteer-involving organisations

In New Zealand 28% of the population volunteer at 114,110 non-profit organisations.

(Statistics NZ, 2013)

Becoming a Member

Find out more about Becoming a Member or download our Application for Membership.

Once you are signed up as a member you can log into our Database at your convenience. If you need help, our comprehensive How-To Guide covers:

If your organisation is a member and you haven’t used our volunteer matching database before, or you need assistance, please contact us.

Looking for Support?

As part of our Tautoko Network we offer regular network meetings and workshops, typically with expert external speakers, relevant to volunteer management and the latest volunteering trends.  

These meetings offer peer-to-peer support, and access to our network of experienced people willing to share their experience and knowledge. Whatever issues you face, it’s good to know you’re not alone.

Please see Events for details of Workshops and Network meetings, or please contact us for further information.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb