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60+ Volunteering Programme







About the 60+ Volunteering Programme

The Nelson Tasman region has a number of attractions that draws people to live here and many people sixty plus in age choose to relocate to the region. In fact the Nelson Tasman region has the fastest growth rate of people over the age of sixty. They are often retired or moving towards retirement. This is a great time to become involved in volunteering. Community organisations are highly dependent on the contribution of volunteers to deliver services. Participation in volunteering activities has been shown to be beneficial to the mental and physical health of the volunteer and contributes to an overall sense of wellbeing.

Step 1 Sign up as a volunteer

Once you have signed up as a volunteer on our home page, you will be able to view a wide variety of volunteering roles. You can then respond to any volunteering opportunity that interest you.  As part of the 6o+ Volunteering Programme we can  help to make community organisations aware  of the skills and experience that you can bring.

Step 2 (optional) Create your Volunteer Profile

An additional service offered by Volunteer Nelson as part of the Nelson Connects programme, is to actively promote older volunteers to our member organisations. People in the sixty plus age group have skills and experience that have been developed over decades. This expertise could be just what a community organisation is looking for and could make a huge contribution to the organisation and the people that they serve. We would like to make community organisations aware of your experience, skills and interest, by developing your Volunteer Profile. We would then actively promote you by circulating the profile among appropriate organisations. Should you wish us to circulate your Volunteer Profile, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/cmFpg7IMuBwKuBsn1  , to complete the template. Organisations may choose to contact you directly or through Volunteer Nelson.