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Youth in Emergency Services (YES) 2017 – recruiting NOW!

If you are aged 16 to 19 and would like an opportunity to find out if a career in the emergency services is for you – we have just the opportunity.  We are now recruiting for the 2017 Nelson YES programme which will run from February to June. This is an opportunity for young people in the Nelson region to experience what it’s like to be a volunteer in the emergency services. Find out more or sign up here.

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.


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:


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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.