Volunteer for one-off events

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If you are interested in an unique, fun and social way to give back then why not volunteer for an event?

Events are usually held to help generate very important funds for an organisation, to promote an idea or a cause, or bring a community together. Volunteers are pivotal to their success. The best thing is, you can help make this difference by, usually, only volunteering a couple hours of your time!

Not only are they for a great cause, but volunteering for an event can be extremely rewarding and fun, due to the diverse and social nature. In the past 6 months we have helped connect volunteers with theatre festivals, concerts hosting international acts, quiz nights, start-up weekends, baking events and many, many more. Due to one-off nature of event volunteering, event roles pop up and close all the time on Collaborate, so if you see something you like, get in quick!

Below we have listed a snap shot of the some of the current event volunteering opportunities. Check out Collaborate for the most up-to-date events you can get involved in!


EVents you can volunteer for:

YWCA Christchurch Inc

Ethel & Bethel - Bingo

Help needed for a YWCA Fundraiser which is for a night of fun and games with Bingo Babes Ethel & Bethel.

There are 5 games of Bingo and also other things going on, Chocolate wheel, mystery balloon, Toss a coin, runners required to sell Chocolate wheel bats, collect after draw, take food around the tables and give service for people wanting drinks from the bar. There is also an auction of 10 great prizes.

The YWCA Christchurch is a part of a national and global mission to empower and support women. Here in Christchurch we offer emergency and transitional accommodation for women and women with children.

Bingo Runners
4.5 hours on 27 July
Air Force Museum, Christchurch
Volunteering Ref: 478

Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ

Haunted Hogwarts

Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ are looking for some fantastic event volunteers to help us with our Haunted Hogwarts event in Wellington (at the old Fever hospital). The event is a family friendly event that seeks to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ. There are many different roles for the volunteers including ticket collectors, man sausage stands, set up and take down equipment, and generally be wonderful people. People who want more responsibility may be able to implement new fundraising ideas.

Not in Wellington? They are also looking to build a network of volunteers across the country, particularly in major urban centers such as Christchurch and Auckland, so keep an eye out on their roles.

Spooky Event Volunteer
4-25 hours total (flexible) - 29-31 October
SPCA, Wellington
Volunteering Ref: 482

HighLight - Hutt City Council

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Be part of the energy of HighLight – volunteer and join the team!

Help bring NZ’s Best Community Event to life. HighLight will be returning 25-28 October 2019. At the heart of all the fun, gain experience at a large scale event, support your community and meet some wonderful people. Their volunteers help event goers have a great experience and make lasting positive memories.

In 2019 our charity partner is White Ribbon, so by volunteering you will also be helping to raise money for a very important cause!

HighLight: Carnival of Lights volunteer
25-28 October 2019
Lower Hutt
Volunteering Ref: 466


Kai for the Community


Kai for the Community bring Christchurch's most vulnerable together for 2 hours on a Sunday evening to share a hot meal in a warm venue. Every Sunday they welcome around 80 people with a hot drink and then serve a basic but nutritious meal followed by dessert. For some of these people who have no home, it will be their only healthy sustenance for the week. To serve a meal the most vulnerable in our community and to witness their respect and thanks is a very humbling experience. Their small team of volunteers supply and cook the food in their own home and we are currently working to increase the number of volunteers we can call on to help spread the load. You can volunteer as a one-off or ongoing.

Sunday Dinner for the Homeless
2 hours on a Sunday Evening
Volunteering Ref: 462

Inspiring Stories

Inspiring Stories support young people to engage in big issues that affect our future, and build their ideas and skills to make a difference. They harness the power of storytelling to showcase what’s possible, increasing the visibility of people doing great things for their communities, our nation and beyond. One way they do this is by hosting Festival of the Future!

Festival for the Future is an action-packed weekend of inspiring speakers, future-focused panels, workshops and a marketplace for great ideas. People come from every region nationwide, and increasingly the Asia–Pacific region. You can be part of the action! They are on the lookout for amazing people who will join the team in helping create an unforgettable experience for our 1,200+ delegates and be part of something amazing.

Festival Volunteer
Weekend - 26-28 July
TSB Arena, Wellington
Volunteering Ref: 471



DOC is in desperate need of volunteers to help clear the rubbish from Fox River, after a storm in March ripped open a disused landfill. We’re encouraging anyone in the area or travelling through to help out before the spring rain arrives. Food and accommodation provided! This opportunity is not posted on Collaborate, so please click the button to find out how you can help.


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