Volunteer Central

Volunteer Central is an independent not-for-profit organisation that supports our community by making Connections: We match people looking for volunteer opportunities with organisations that need volunteers. Based on a skills matching system, we are able to conduct successful referrals.

We also work in three other fronts:

*Awareness: We aim to raise awareness around volunteering and its positive impact on individuals, organisations, communities, and our country. We do this by attending and hosting events. Check out our Events Calendar to access all the amazing opportunities we have scheduled and browse through our "memories" to learn about past events.

*Recognition: We celebrate volunteers' efforts through Recognition Events. The time and commitment of volunteers are precious and by acknowledging this we build a strong and united volunteer group.

*Community Development: We work at a strategic level with local councils on community development initiatives to improve community health and connections, for example, Horowhenua Healthy Youth Strategy, Access, and Inclusion, Welcoming Communities Advisory Group, Older Persons Network forums, Refugee Resettlement.

How to Join

To join us and start volunteering, all you need is to register. There is no fee, and it takes 10 min (fill out the form with your contact details, interests and skills). We have over 100 member organisations and over 200 roles available; therefore, we are confident we can find you a great volunteering opportunity.

Membership Fees

No fees for volunteers.

When and where we meet

Volunteer Central's office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. We are located at the Hancock Community House, 77 King Street.

Contact Details

Carla Renata

Kaikōtuitui Whakatairanga, Taiopenga | Marketing and Event Coordinator

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Kate Aplin



77 King Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand