Header Be kind icon2Volunteering - how can I help look after others?

 To ensure you keep yourself and others safe while working as a volunteer, it is vital you read and understand the COVID-19 volunteer guidelines and take every precaution.

Before you volunteer its important to first ask yourself:

  • Do you suspect that you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19?
  • Have you travelled outside New Zealand within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been unwell in the last 14 days?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions you are asked not to volunteer in person at this time and you should visit COVID-19 website to ensure you are following Ministry of Health Guidelines to keep yourself and others safe.

 Supporting those who need help  

If you know someone that needs help getting household essentials, then let them know about the Wellington Region COVID-19 Helpline on 0800 141 967. Visit our Seeking Support page for more information.  

Connect with your local Volunteer Centre  

There are 17 regional Volunteer Centres around New Zealand. The Volunteer Centre network has mobilised to take expressions of interest from those available to help during the pandemic. Get in touch with your local centre to connect with opportunities to collaborate. 

Go to the Volunteer NZ website to read more COVID-19 volunteer guidelines