Why Volunteer?

  • Make a difference
  • Help the community
  • Connect with people
  • Gain experience and skills
  • Support a cause
  • Change society
  • Keep active
  • Gain confidence
  • Be part of a team
  • Have fun
  • Improve your health and reduce stress
  • Boost your C.V. and find employment

How To Volunteer?

See below for three ways we can support you to become a volunteer.

1. Individual Volunteering

Our online database offers hundreds of individual volunteer roles available right now within Canterbury. To find a role that suits you, filter by category, geographical area or time commitment. It’s quick and easy to request referrals for roles you wish to explore further, or add them to a shortlist for later.

Register for your free account in a matter of minutes, and start searching! Or if you’d prefer to speak to someone on our team, please phone us: (03) 366 2442 or 0800 865 268, or send your questions via our contact form.

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2. Group Volunteering

For those who enjoy doing voluntary work within a group, we have opportunities available for one-off and longer term projects. Some recent projects undertaken by groups were:

  • University of Canterbury – The Green Lab (tidying the Family Recovery Garden)
  • AUIP – Avon-Otakaro Network (mulching at Riverbend Refuge)
  • Middleton Grange School – Hohepa Barrington (landscape tidy up)
  • Casebrook Intermediate – Hohepa Halswell (gardening tidy up)
  • Bahai’i Group – St Vincent de Paul (bagging firewood for distribution)
  • U3A – 0800 Hungry (packing & delivering food parcels)
  • Hagley Community College – CCC Graffiti Programme (graffiti removal)
  • St Francis of Assisi School – Community Energy Action (curtain bank sorting)

If you’d like to speak to someone on our team about group volunteering, please phone Glenda on : (03) 366 2442 or 0800 865 268, or email us with your query.

Request a Group Volunteering Project

3. Other Volunteer Services

If you’d like more support, we welcome people to our office to discuss your volunteer options with us face-to-face.

Our Schoolsmatch service helps secondary schools and students use our service more easily.

And our Skillsmatch service helps people look for specific skills-based roles.

If you’d like to speak to someone on our team about these services, please phone us: (03) 366 2442 or 0800 865 268, or email us with your questions.

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