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About Us

Volunteer Nelson offers a wide range of services to the Nelson Tasman community:

Volunteers
Volunteer referral service

A referral service matching volunteers to opportunities in local not-for-profit groups and organisations.

Supported Volunteering
Support for volunteering

Promotion of volunteering and events that celebrate volunteers. Support for targeted volunteer programmes.

Volunteers
Strengthening community organisations

Resources, training, support and networking opportunities for Managers of Volunteers and not-for-profit Board/Governance members.

Volunteers
Information sharing and networking

Community newsletter ‘Community News and Views’, monthly Community & Whanau network meetings, biannual Volunteer Managers’ networking events.

Volunteer Nelson also administers the Nelson Newcomers Network, the Found Directory

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Nelson Newcomers logo

As well as:

  • Supports the community and voluntary sector
  • Is the prime point of contact for community, not-for-profit groups and the voluntary sector
  • Provides services to Nelson and Tasman, Monday-Friday
  • Interviews and refers volunteers to community groups
  • Advocates for volunteers
  • Facilitates workshops and professional development training
  • Encourages good practice in management of volunteers
  • Promotes Volunteer Awareness Week in June, Volunteer Managers’ Day on 5 Nov  and International Volunteers’ Day on 5 Dec
  • Coordinates the Community & Whanau network
  • Administers and issues the twice monthly Community News and Views e-newsletter, which includes The Networker / Te Kupenga Newsletter
  • Administers the FOUND directory
  • Administers the Nelson Newcomers Network
  • Involves volunteers in its daily operations along with paid staff
  • Is part of a national network of volunteer centres
  • Is a member of Volunteering NZ, and NZ Council of Social Services

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Give a Little logo

Donate to Volunteer Nelson via Give a Little, the zero-fees fundraising run by the Telecom Foundation. Volunteer Nelson provide a free referral service for volunteers and non-profit organisations. In addition we have support and training for the community sector. In order to do this we rely on a mixture of grants, contracts and donations.

The Funders

We acknowledge the important contributions from our funders:

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NMDHB logo
Found Directory logo
Lottery logo
MSD logo
MYD logo
NCC logo
TDC logo
Tindall Foundation logo
Rata Foundation logo
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