Volunteer your time

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteers are vital to Presbyterian Support Central. Without volunteers we wouldn’t be able to provide our full range of services and support to children, families and older New Zealanders.

As a volunteer you can give as little or as much time as you wish, on days and times that suit you. There are some volunteer roles that require an ongoing regular commitment whilst others are more flexible. There are also one-off opportunities.

As a volunteer you can provide valuable help and support in many ways. For example:

  • supporting our recreation officers to run activities and outings
  • as a volunteer driver for our rest home residents
  • providing one-to-one companionship to elders in the community and at our rest homes, especially on weekends
  • helping out with fundraising activities and administration

It’s important that you find your time as a volunteer enjoyable and rewarding, so we’ll work with you to find opportunities that are suited to your skills and interests.

PSNZ National Volunteer Week

New Zealand is a leading nation in the contribution made by volunteers. A 2016 study of the New Zealand non-profit sector showed that 1 in 2 New Zealanders volunteered either through an organization or by helping another person from another household.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone that showed support during National Volunteer Week to celebrate the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.

National Volunteer Week 2019 ran from June 16-22. Watch the video to see what our volunteers say!

Our volunteers say

“I have my own business and it can make me feel stressed at times but when I come here all the stress goes away. When I spend time with people here it makes me feel happy.”  Yumei, Cashmere Home

“We have a lot of laughs here. I just love it. Anyone who is looking for a way to give back or spend their spare time should consider volunteering with Enliven – you get as much out of it as you put in and you meet so many great people!”  Pauline, Levin Home for War Veterans

“It’s a lovely home here and it has been a privilege and a joy to entertain so many lovely elderly people over the years. It’s great to see how they still enjoy singing along. You notice their feet tapping and a smile on their face,”  Tony

“We’ve built up relationships with the residents and many have watched Jeanie growing up. She wasn’t even crawling when we first came in and now she’s walking. We’ve become part of the family.”  Bridget, who volunteers along with her 18 month old daughter

Interested in volunteering?

If you would like to hear more about current volunteer positions available, please contact us at support@psc.org.nz or call 0508 TO HELP (that’s 0508 86 4357)

Looking to volunteer in another region? Visit our National Office’s website to support our other regional offices.