Holiday Volunteering

7 Dec 2015 | Articles

Holiday Volunteering

The Volunteering Auckland office will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Friday, 18th December 2015 to Tuesday, 19th January 2016.

If you are looking to help out in the community during your holidays some options are:

  • Contact your local community centre to see if you can help out with the School Holiday Programmes that run during school holiday times.
  • Check with a rest home in your area if you could come and visit the elderly to perhaps help with Christmas events, read a book or newspaper, play board games, play the piano, take residents for a walk or perhaps just sit and chat.
  • Get to know your neighbours, bake a cake, mow a lawn or take an elderly person shopping – Christmas can be a lonely time for those with no family; a cuppa and a chat can make someone’s day.
  • Clean up your local stream, park or beach, or get together with like-minded neighbours and plan/start a community garden.

If you have seen any roles on our jobs list, whether an Employee Volunteering project or Individual Volunteer opportunities, contact our office when we reopen after the holiday break on 19th January 2016.

Please note: Your online registrations will be automatically processed however appointments will not be scheduled until we return in January. As most Non-Profits will close during this time there may be a delay in responding to your enquiry.

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to your call next year!

Yours in Volunteering!

The Team at Volunteering Auckland

Volunteer Stories

Gabby at Devonport Community House

Gabby at Devonport Community House

I find that volunteer work not only makes me happy for a long time, but also makes me feel better about myself.