Volunteering contributes to the world in so many ways and shapes so much of our lives. Volunteering and volunteer organisations are an important part of the fabric of New Zealand, and the fabric of the CAB
Involvement in volunteering can range from a one-off occurrence to a long-term commitment through a community organisation.
There are myriads ways that New Zealanders actively support their community through volunteering, for example:
Sport and culture
Caring for elderly or disabled
Children and young people
New migrants and refugees
Environment and animal welfare
Help in a crisis
Other ways to volunteer
Volunteers are the backbone of our society. Supporting volunteering and getting involved means our country needs everyone to be an active citizen and give time to their communities for greater outcomes and better lifestyles.
Volunteering isn’t restricted to certain age groups or skill types. Nor do you necessarily have to give up huge amounts of time to make a contribution to your community. It can also be fun and sociable, and you might learn new skills and gain useful work experience.
To find out more about volunteering, read our Volunteering and Community Organisations page.
You can volunteer for your local CAB, find a volunteer position on the Volunteer Now online database or search our community directory for organisations looking for volunteers.