Volunteering

You can make a difference

Volunteers contribute to all areas of our services. They are incredibly important to the work we do, and help us to keep our services free for those who need it.

Retail_volunteerWe welcome volunteers who want to help out individually or as part of a group, as a regular commitment or just a one-off gift of time. The level of involvement is up to you.

There are so many ways our volunteers make a difference. Volunteer duties can be at our community bases in Porirua and Kāpiti, at the Inpatient Unit in Newtown, or supporting patients and families in their own homes.

Benefits of volunteering include gaining new skills, meeting people and being a positive part of your community.

Volunteer roles include tasks like serving meals, assisting occupational therapists, providing companionship, transporting patients, assisting human resources or helping people write their biographies.

We have eight charity shops across the Wellington region, which are staffed by our retail volunteers who sort, display and sell donated items. Volunteers also drive trucks and assist at our warehouse in Porirua. Volunteers who work in our shops for at least 12 weeks are given a certificate which is helpful if looking for paid work.

Learn more

To learn more about volunteering with us:

Retail roles: contact Kiri Tuitapa on 04 237 2300 or kiri.tuitapa@marypotter.org.nz

Other roles: 04 381 0171 or volunteer@marypotter.org.nz