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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:


Youth Summit 2017 - 2 Aug

Youth Summit 2017 logoVolunteer Nelson and Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective come together to bring you the Youth Summit 2017! It is a Youth Community and Volunteering Hui which brings together young people, youth workers, community organisation members, local government and funders around a common theme of youth participation in community and volunteering. Read more

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.

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.

Nelson Connects - Active Seniors Project







Nelson Connects 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 about Nelson Connects click here.



Latest News

Call for Ideas – J R McKenzie Trust: Peter McKenzie Project

What changes can we make to our country that will enable our
families and whānau to flourish?

What can we do to make sure all our children and mokopuna
have equal choices and opportunities for their futures?
How do our society’s systems contribute to some of us living in
poverty and hardship? How do we improve these systems?

The J R McKenzie Trust has established a fund to contribute to a
reduction in the number of children, young people and families
living in poverty. We need your Big Ideas to make it happen.Read More

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.

Youth and Emergency Services - Tasman


Youth in Emergency Services (YES) Programme

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. Click here to find out more.



Young Leaders Programme




An opportunity for people aged 17-24 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.



Volunteer Performers


We have a list of bands  with some availability for community events. You can advertise your band with us or search for a band willing to volunteer their musical services.

If you are in a band and want to register, please visit our Register your Band  page.

If you are looking for a band for you upcoming event, please visit our Find a Performer page.