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About Us

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

  • Volunteer referral service – promotion and matching volunteers to opportunities in local not-for-profit groups and organisations
  • Support for volunteering – training, information, advice, events that celebrate volunteers
  • Strengthening community organisations – low cost training, confidential mentoring service for staff and board/committee members
  • Information sharing and networking – regular Community News and Views e-newsletters, events information, support for Community & Whanau network and meetings

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

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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 International Volunteers’ Day on 5 Dec, Volunteer Managers’ Day on 5 Nov and Volunteer Awareness Week in June
  • Coordinates the Community Whanau network
  • Administers and issues the weekly Community News and Views e-newsletter, and issues the fortnightly Networker / Te Kupenga Newsletter
  • Is contracted to administer the FOUND directory
  • 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

Meet the team and the Board

Our address:
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Physical address:
Suite 6, Level 1, Alma House
83A Buxton Square
(access also via 132-134 Bridge Street)

Postal address:
PO Box 270, Nelson, 7040


Call us:  03 546 7681 Monday to Thursday 9 – 3:30pm

Contact us

To Donate:

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Click this logo to 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.

We acknowledge the important contributions from our funders:


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