Volunteering & Giving Back

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 Serena Peychers, Administration Support. Ph: 03 311 8900


Workshops for the Volunteer sector

Health and Safety for Volunteers and Voluntary Organisations

These sessions will cover the duties and responsibilities of volunteers and voluntary organisations under the Health and Safety at Work Act. These will be interactive sessions with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss scenarios. Both sessions will cover the same content.

Workshop one

  • Wednesday 25 September, 9.30am – 11am at Kaiapoi Community Centre, 24 Sewell Street, Kaiapoi
  • Please click here to register

Workshop two

Upcoming workshops:

Further workshops on the following topics are coming soon: Beginners guide to Funding, Social media for groups, Good governance and volunteer management. Watch this space...