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Want to volunteer?

Volunteer - become a volunteer

Would you like another interest? Volunteering is incredibly satisfying. We work with not-for-profit organisations across Nelson-Tasman. Find out how you could get involved and help others.  Check out our Volunteering Video below or take a look at some testimonials here.
Sign Up if you’re a new volunteer, or Sign In if you are already registered with us.

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Need a volunteer?

Need a volunteer

Does your not-for-profit organisation need a volunteer? Whether it’s for short term or ongoing volunteer opportunities, we have people ready to help.  If your organisation is not currently registered with us, please get in touch with our staff so that we can discuss adding it to the system. Once we have registered your organisation, you will be able to set up a user account, then list and manage volunteer roles and referrals.  Please give us a call on (03) 546 7681 or e-mail us at admin@volunteernelson.org.nz

If your organisation already registered with us, then you can:


Supported Volunteer Programme





Do you have a disability and would like to volunteer? Or, are you passionate about helping people and interested in becoming a Support Volunteer? Find out more here.

Young Leaders Programme


An opportunity for people aged 16-24 years to study for a free Level 3 qualification in Youth Work. If you’re thinking of a career working with young people, or are currently volunteering with young people, find out more here.

60+ Volunteering Programme

The 60+ Volunteering Programme is a new initiative at Volunteer Nelson for those who are sixty plus in age. People in this age group are frequently thinking about retirement or have already retired from paid work. This is a great time to become involved in volunteering. If you would like to find out more click here.


Youth Volunteering

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Click to follow @volunteernelsonyouth on Facebook to keep up to date with opportunities and events to volunteer for in Nelson Tasman.

Share your news

Share you news

Community News and Views is a fortnightly information sharing newsletter. Share your organisation’s news, and see Community News and Views to find out what is happening in the region.

Youth and Emergency Services




This is an opportunity for young people to experience what it is like to be a volunteer in the emergency services. The programme is for 16 – 20 yr olds and will runs from February until June. Check out our You Tube video or click here to find out more and apply. Applications are now CLOSED.

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Nelson City Council 2018/19 Community Investment Fund Grants – opens 3 July

Applications for 2018/19 Community Investment Fund Grants open 3 July and close 17 August. Grants of up to $2,500 are available for not-for-profit community organisations to apply for. Projects must have a social development focus and meet the criteria set out in the Community Investment Fund Guidelines. For application forms, the guidelines and further information please visit http://nelson.govt.nz/services/community/funding/community-investment-funding/.Read More