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Volunteer Opportunities

A sustainable community is one whose levels of service to its people can be continuously upheld even in times of adversity or disaster. Who does this job? In large part, volunteers do! The Volunteer Opportunities page is produced in partnership with Volunteer Kāpiti. Find out how you can get involved, learn skills and give back to your community through becoming a volunteer.

To find out more, contact Volunteer Kapiti on 04 905 8884 / 06 364 6887 or info@volunteerkapiti.org.nz

Disaster Welfare Support Worker

Disaster welfare and support teams are made up of highly committed, multi-skilled emergency service volunteers from a wide variety of professional backgrounds. You will be delivering essential services to affected communities during and immediately following a disaster. Yours will be the friendly face at the Civil Defence centre, looking after people and families, or you could be out in the field, mucking in and getting on with the job. When you need to be mobile, it will be in state-of-the-art disaster welfare and support vehicles.

Resource Consent Adviser

Do you have a good grasp of the resource consent application process? Then put your expertise to good use by helping our Community Group to apply for a Resource Consent to further develop a Waikanae Community site. Your knowledge and experience will enable us to breeze through that tricky paperwork.

Animal Ambulance Driver

Does the thought of sick, injured or distressed animals prompt you to immediate action? Then the Kapiti Emergency Reserve team needs you! During your shift you will primarily be on call to provide transportation for injured or sick animals to vet clinics. 

 Bike Mechanic

Do you just love tinkering with bikes? Then help us repair, refurbish and maintain our stock of bikes at our local bike library.  We are looking for someone that is familiar with bikes and happy to engage with others to pass on their knowledge.

 Home Tutor

Are you a teacher at heart and would like to help someone work on their English skills to enable them to better connect with their community?  We are looking for people to tutor English and engage with new members of our community to enhance their kiwi experience. 

 Perceptual Motor Programme Helper

Do you enjoy helping young children develop their confidence and physical motor skills through movement and motor experiences?  We are looking for volunteers with great communication skills and patience to assist young children to better develop their environmental perception.

 Newsletter Compiler

Are you great at compiling and editing information? This opportunity involves the creation and monthly maintenance of an electronic newsletter for members of this children focused organisation.  If you have great communication skills and great ideas about displaying written information, then this could be the role for you.

 Knitting Tutor

Are you a whizz with the knitting needles? Would you like to share your knowledge and skills with others?  We are looking for a Knitting Tutor to teach others the joy of knitting simple projects.  Help others to learn a new skill and increase their wellbeing.

 

Sun Shade Hire Manager

Are you conscious of sun safety?  Do you have an hour a week to help an organisation with their wonderful Sun Smart shade loan service? This is a seasonal role - September 2016 to April 2017. You will be getting out the gear ready for the group who has booked it to pick up. Help may be required with loading the gear onto the hirer’s vehicle.

We are looking for friendly and reliable volunteers that are reasonably physically fit and able to work autonomously.  

Help with the promotion of sun safety awareness in your community.

Restoration and Maintenance Enthusiast

Do you enjoy working with machinery, tinkering and generally just working with your hands? We are looking for people to join our team and help with the restoration and maintenance of our vintage trams.

We are looking for volunteers that are friendly, relaxed and keen to get their hands dirty.

Help preserve and maintain the history of trams.

Animal Caregiver

If you love working with animals and helping to make a difference in their fluffy little lives, then this opportunity is perfect for you! In this role you will be helping in the shelter feeding, cleaning, enriching and general care of the shelter animals.

Help look after those who are unable to look after themselves.

Patroller

Are you passionate about empowering communities and creating safer environments?  Then this is the role for you!  We need patrollers to increase community awareness and resilience as well as being an additional set of eyes and ears for the Police.  Join this technically savvy team to help create a safer community.

Trust Board Member

Do you have a passion to support people with a disability? This local organisation requires a Trust Board Member to participate in the Board’s deliberations and decisions on matters such as policy, finance, programmes, personnel and advocacy. You will also attend bi-monthly meetings, support special events, and enjoy working as part of a positive team.

We are looking for a volunteer that has an understanding of the Not-for-Profit sector and a knowledge and experience of disabilities, or people with disabilities. Governance experience would also be preferable.  

Help with the strategy and ongoing sustainability of a much needed community service.

Museum Host

Do you enjoy learning about the past?  If you want to get to know more about local history and bring it to life for our visitors, then this could be the role for you!

Walk and talk them through the domestic, educational, social, occupational, transportation, telecommunications or military life of early Waikanae and Kāpiti.  Enrich the experience of each visitor with your own blend of knowledge and interest.

We are looking for welcoming and chatty volunteers that have an interest in local history and the lives of people in days gone by.

Help keep our local history alive!

Activities Assistant

Do you enjoy interacting with older people and love a good game of cards? We are look for people to assist with our fun day care activities programme for older people.

We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable with older people that may have memory challenges.  This role includes assisting with crafts, playing cards and games and other organised activities as needed.

Help to encourage participation and positive aging. 

Singing or Music Coach

Do you have musical talent?  Maybe you enjoy singing and/or playing an instrument?  Then have some fun and share your enjoyment with a small group of young adults who have an intellectual disability. 

Your friendly encouragement will go a long way towards increasing their participation and learning.  Maori or popular songs (ABBA, Boney M or similar) would be great!

We are looking for volunteers that have musical ability and are comfortable leading a small group of people in singing or playing a musical instrument. 

Help encourage participation and the enjoyment of music by all.

Environmental Enthusiast

Do you want to be part of the team that plants and maintains the Te Araroa Trail from Paekākāriki to Pukerua Bay?  If you are the outdoors type and you enjoy a few hours of exercise each week, this could be for you.  

The role involves planting native trees, controlling weeds, monitoring wildlife and generally helping to increase the coastal forest.  We are looking for volunteers that are reasonably fit, self-reliant and have a sense of adventure.

Help with the restoration and sustainability of our local environment.

Scout Leader

Are you interested in youth development? Do you want to help the children and young adults of the Kapiti Coast reach their full potential?

Scouts develop skills like teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment and we are looking for a Leader to coordinate a team of well organised people to deliver a fantastic programme of activities to youth members.

This varied role includes responsibilities such as the recruitment, training and retention of Leaders; overseeing the financial viability of the group; quality review of programme content; communication with youth and their parents; membership growth; administrative and records management; safety and risk compliance; as well as providing general support when required.

Help with the sustainability of the youth programmes on the Kāpiti Coast and watch our young people develop to get jobs, save lives and even change the world!

Gardening in Schools

Do you have green fingers?  Create a beautiful and inviting space for students to learn about gardening and growing their own food. This can be done either, with students and teachers in school hours, or out of school hours or weekends. If working during school hours suits you would be working with young people from early childhood age to college age.

  Bike Repair

The Paekākāriki Bike library is looking for people to help with bike repairs and fix ups. Learns skills on the job and or offer your expertise to help others learn.

Contact Jan Nisbet: bikeridenz@outlook.com

 

Paekākāriki FM Audio Editor

Paekākāriki FM really needs someone with basic fast computer skills to learn to be our audio editor to help keep our Audio library of audio treasures from the community up to date. Anyone out there keen to get that experience and do good special but not difficult community work welcomed.

Contact Mark Amery: mrkamery@gmail.com

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