Volunteering & Giving Back

Volunteer Expos 2024

Volunteer Expos have been held in the last few years in  the Kaiapoi and Rangiora libraries and at Pegasus community Centre. Groups and organisations who provide a range of community services around Waimakariri showcased their volunteer opportunities at these Volunteer Expos.

It's a great chance to chat about the various Volunteer roles and projects that might interest community members. Volunteering in the community is good for you and good for others. You can gain new skills, share your knowledge and experience, add extra fulfilment to your life, make others feel better, improve the environment and enjoy a sense of giving back.

There are three expos running across the District:

  • Friday 8 March 2024 - Rangiora Library 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 14 March 2024 - Kaiapoi Library 5pm to 7pm
  • Thursday 21 March - Woodend Community Centre 5pm to 7pm

If you would like to be involved please contact Aimee Claassens, Community Development Facilitator. Phone: 0800 965 468.

Volunteering Opportunities

One of the key themes in the Waimakariri District's Community Development Strategy was to support the volunteer sector to increase its capacity and capability.

There has been a lot of research developed around the volunteer experiences and their capacity in light of the impact of the earthquakes on the wider community. The "State of Volunteering in New Zealand Report" produced by Volunteering New Zealand, provides some key facts nationally in relation to the importance of volunteers in the sector stating that two-thirds of the non-profit sector workforce is made up of volunteers and their contribution is valued at over $3.3 billion. Their report also states that the majority of volunteer-involving organisations face considerable challenges with volunteer recruitment.

If you would like more information about Volunteering, please contact Aimee Claassens Community Development Facilitator.
Phone: 0800 965 468.

Last reviewed date: 26 Jan 2024