Volunteer

Do something with your day!

No matter what your skills or talents, we are bound to have an interesting job to fit. Whether you only have a few hours to give, or can assist on a more regular basis, there’s something you can do to lend a hand in your community.

Currently there are opportunities to volunteer in the following programmes:

  • Enliven – activities, transport and companionship for older people
  • Shop on Charity Shops - join our shop team to make a difference for people in your community
  • Marketing and Communications - interviewing people and writing news stories, video filming and editing, photography and graphic design

 

Current Vacancies

Communications & Marketing Volunteers

Would you like to have the opportunity to test your skills and have your work published and seen by thousands of people while you complete your studies in 2018?

Presbyterian Support Otago has a number of communications volunteer opportunities they are looking for students to get involved with. You’ll spend a few hours each week being involved with various work being done by our communications and marketing team.

As an organisation, we support families in need by delivering a range of programmes and activities for young and old and provide care for our older residents. Find out more about us at psotago.org.nz.

We’re looking for students who are willing to commit to being involved for a semester (minimum) and can quickly and confidently become part of our team.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved - interviewing people and writing news stories, video filming and editing, photography and graphic design.

We like to be pretty flexible, so are interested to know which of these areas you’d like experience in and will work together to agree an area of work that is just right for you.

Ideally you’ll have your own laptop and gear or software to use, giving you ultimate flexibility during your time on our team.

Spend a few hours a week helping us out in 2018 and you’ll soon be able to add a couple of lines on your CV that will really make you stand out from the rest.

If this sounds like you, get in touch with us today. Last year our positions were filled fast, and they’ll be filled when the right person is found so don’t miss out!

Interested? Contact us using the details below.

 

Balclutha-based van driver

Holmdene, in Balclutha, is looking for a volunteer to drive residents on outings and to activities.

You'll need a full driver licence, to be confident in driving a van, to be comfortable assisting older people on and off the van (training will be provided), and to be confident in communicating with older people.

The role is for two - three hours a week.

As an integral part of the Balclutha community, Holmdene provides a friendly, active and supportive environment.

For more information about this role, please contact us using the details below.


Sunday Superstars Sought

If you enjoy op-shopping, clothes, fabrics, presentation, sorting, and working with people you could be the person we're looking for!

Our three charity shops (Op Shop on St Andrew, Shop on Carroll, and Shop on Taieri) will be opening Sunday's and need committed volunteers to help make our customers shopping experience a delight.

Working Sunday's, we're looking for a few volunteers who love clothes, bric-a-brac, haberdashery, books, and shoes, to sort, clean, mend, and price the huge amount of donated goods we receive so they can be sold on to others who are as passionate as you!

Our shops are fast-paced, fun places, full of energy, and enthusiastic volunteers who make it a great place to be.

If this sounds like the role for you, please contact us using the details below.



Drivers - Club Enliven, North East Valley

Do you have a car, driver licence and a little time to spare?  You might like to help our Club Enliven members get to and from Club activities held at Ross Home, 360 North Road.

Social engagement and meaningful activity are essential to a healthy, happy life, no matter what your age.  Club Enliven is for people over 65 years and offers a range of social activities including discussions, presentations from guest speakers, singing and music, craft, outings, cooking and meals.  Many of our members are no longer able to drive and rely on volunteer drivers to assist them in getting to and from Club Enliven.  Volunteers are needed between 9-10am and 3-4pm on Tuesday, Wednesdays or Fridays.

If you're able to help us out, please contact us using the details below.


Various roles at Aspiring Enliven, Wanaka

Knitting Group - meets Thursday afternoons. if you like knitting, and enjoy spending time with others while you knit, why not come along and join in the fun?

  • On Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons we need volunteers to join our residents on outings to assist them
  • We need men to join in with male residents for 'boy's only' activities
  • Come and join us a Happy Hour on a Friday afternoon - help welcome new residents to Wanaka, and help them to make connections in their new community
  • Can you sing, play an instrument or have another performance skill? Our residents would love to be an audience for your show.

If you're interested in any of these roles in Wanaka, please contact us using the details below.

 

To find out more about becoming a volunteer with Presbyterian Support Otago, or, to apply for a position, contact the volunteer coordinator on 03 477 7115, email enquiries@psotago.org.nz or Volunteer Enquiry