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Volunteering New Plymouth

Volunteering New Plymouth promotes and recognises the importance of volunteers and volunteering within our community. We do this by being a single point of contact for the recruitment and training of volunteers, the promotion of good practice in volunteer management and the recognition of the contribution of volunteers to the community.

We aim to help organisations recruit and retain volunteers and we support existing volunteers through free or low-cost training in order to increase their efficiency, effectiveness and capacity. Volunteering NP was established in 2002 and co-ordinator Heather Dodunski joined the organisation in June 2006.


Our co-ordinator

Heather has worked within the not-for-profit sector for many years and with her caring nature and well established community network she is able to offer a professional service that offers a successful outcome for many of her clients.  However, she is retiring early in 2017 and we are looking for a new co-ordinator to fill her shoes.  To view the job description click here.  

How can we help you?

There are many ways and often it starts with a phone call or email. VNP can:

  • Place Volunteer Call adverts on behalf of organisations in community newspapers and publications
  • Meet with those in management and governance roles to provide support and advice
  • Offer training through our regular round of workshops and seminars – often this is free or available at a low cost
  • Match volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills
  • Recognise and reward volunteers through our annual awards and events such as Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteering NP - helping ordinary people
make an extraordinary contribution