Best volunteering roles to do on a rainy day

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Is this cold, wet weather getting you down?  Giving back to others during winter can help raise your happiness levels and sense of connection to your community - so everybody wins.  But with the terrible weather hounding the country at the moment we know it can be hard to find the motivation to even go outside, let alone put on pants.  Well, we have some great news... you don't have to! 

Collaborate features all types of roles with about a third of these roles being remote. This means you can do them from anywhere, including your warm, snuggly bed.  

Whether you’re feeling creative, want to combat climate change or get your brain working, we've got it all.  Check out some of the best remote volunteering opportunities to brighten your day. 

 

 

Volunteer roles for when you are Feeling creative

 Write for a cause and evoke change

Write for a cause and evoke change

Step Changers are an organisation working to match New Zealand's businesses with community projects from all over Asia, the Pacific, and our home country. They're looking for a copywriter to help them with the materials that will be used by charities and business participants our Partnership Programme. This role is perfect for you if you love writing and have a hawk eye for grammar and spelling. 

Copywriter
Ongoing
Hours - As much or as little as you can
Volunteering Ref: 248

 Enrich lives by reducing NZ's digital divide

Enrich lives by reducing NZ's digital divide

Are your biggest fans on facebook your Grandparents? Social networks are there to connect people.  We have all seen the joy people get from interacting with their friends and family through social media. Do you want to ensure our seniors have that same ability to connect as we do? Volunteer for a new community programme that will help enrich seniors lives.

Digital Seniors are looking for a volunteer to create and maintain their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. These sites will be important in their creation of positive experiences and stereotypes of seniors with technology, which can really enrich seniors lives especially their social isolation and health deterioration. 

Volunteer Social networking sites required for Digital Seniors
Ongoing
10 hours a week
Volunteering Ref: 240

 Inspire a new generation of leaders through design

Inspire a new generation of leaders through design

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” Be a leader and help inspire a new generation of leaders by volunteering for the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute. The Design Leader’s role is to create engaging and quality visual material to spread the message of AYLI so that more young Kiwis can hear about their exciting opportunities. 
Are you a design student looking for a rewarding volunteer role while you study, or a young professional keen to give back to the non-profit sector? 

Volunteer Design Leader
Ongoing
4-5 hours per week
Volunteering Ref: 234

 
 

Volunteer roles that are good for the environment

 Boomerang the goodness

Boomerang the goodness

Spending the afternoon scrolling through your facebook and Instagram feeds?  Use your facebook stalking for good and give back to Boomerang Bags.  They work to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. They are looking for a dedicated media savvy person to trawl the internet and archive all of the Boomerang Bag media since the beginning of 2017.  This would is a one-off position and could be done from the comfort of your own home.

Help with media database
One-off
5 hours
Volunteering Ref: 74

 Retail therapy for the soul

Retail therapy for the soul

We all splurge in a bit of retail therapy when the weather is bad.  Want a way to get the retail fill without spending any money? Volunteer for Sustainability Trust's Eco shop. They are looking for a tech-savvy (especially with Shopify/Xero) individual with a creative flair.  The role entails putting new products on Shopify/website and taking photos of products for their website and Instagram and Facebook accounts.  If you have the passion for eco-fashion, apply today. 

Shopify / marketing /admin
Ongoing
2 hours per week
Volunteering Ref: 246

 
 
 

Volunteer roles to get the brain working

 Mentor our future

Mentor our future

Have a passion for working with young people to empower them to reach their full potential?  Join the Mentor Me Collective!  This is a virtual buddy system, made up of a network of recent school leavers, who serve as mentors to help high school students navigate school and achieve their goals and ambitions.  Mentors should have a positive attitude, a passion for helping others, and the willingness to dedicate their efforts to help others achieve their goals.

Mentor
Ongoing
As many or as little hours as you want to give
Volunteering Ref: 121

 Be a superhero for children living with cancer

Be a superhero for children living with cancer

Camp Quality are looking for a volunteer National Health and Safety Officer. This awesome org brings fun, hope and happiness into the lives of children living with cancer – inspiring them to get on with being kids again.  This role is essential to being able to deliver their camps and recreational activities for approximately 300 children each year across New Zealand aged 5-16 living with cancer.

Volunteer National Health and Safety Officer
Ongoing role
Approx. 6 hours a week
Volunteering Ref: 169

 

 Help fight global poverty with local solutions

Help fight global poverty with local solutions

Are you a global citizen who is passionate about people and equality.  Volunteer to help a small international development charity that connects kiwis to micro-projects run by locally led grassroots organisations across Asia and Africa.  Ideal volunteer will have finance, legal and project management skills to manage the application process to the IRD so that we can obtain Overseas Donee Status. Donee status will allow Kiwis donations to these projects to be tax deductible, meaning more money goes to the people who need it and making it even more appealing to get involved in the fight against global poverty!

Managing Project to register for Overseas Donee Status
Project-based
20 hours
Volunteering Ref: 112

 

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