Want to volunteer?


Our primary service is to help people find suitable volunteer positions with community organisations. We interview new volunteers to determine their motivation and the areas they would like to contribute in, and then match them to a suitable position.

We've tried to keep the paperwork down but there are a few things we need to know about you - so check out all the detail and find the application form on the Volunteering page. 

Need a volunteer?


Gisborne Volunteer Centre assists with

  • Advice and support to both organisations and volunteers. 

  • Help organisations to establish and develop great volunteer opportunities. 

  • Provide information and training about volunteering and volunteer management.

  • Recruit and refer interested people to your organisation. 


Check the nitty-gritty on how to register your organisation and finding volunteers on the Volunteering page.

Want to know the best

time to plan your event?

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We regularly update our Facebook page with the latest information on volunteering opportunities, workshops and all things volunteering here in Gisborne and the East Coast. 'Like' us and you will see us appear on your newsfeed from time to time. 

Upcoming GVC Events & Important Dates

In collaboration with 'In Gizzy' (an online directory for local businesses and community services), and to be supported

by the Gisborne District Council, the Gisborne Volunteer Centre have designed a FREE online events calendar.


We named it 'GVC-Share', and our

ultimate aim is to provide an overview of

upcoming events for eligible non-profits, helping

your group decide the best time to plan your next activity.

Read all about it...

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Gisborne Volunteer Centre relies completely on grants and donations from government, corporate and private sectors in order to continue to provide our services and programmes. 

Click the donation button and make an online donation via the Spark Foundation's GiveALittle site.

Donations to the Gisborne Volunteer Centre are tax deductible.

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COVID 19 - Volunteer Roles


Over the next few weeks/months we expect there to be a number of roles available for people who want to volunteer, these may include phone based roles and pick-up and delivery roles.


First and foremost though is your safety so please refer to the Ministry of Health's website for up to date information: https://covid19.govt.nz

All request and offers of help will need to be carefully considered to ensure the safety of all involved.

Please understand that we may not be able to fulfil your requests or offers of help, but we do appreciate your support. Thank you, take care and be safe.

If you are interested please fill in the form