Volunteer with us

Make a positive difference for people in your local community

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.

We 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, one of our Hospice shops, or supporting patients and families in their own homes.

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

Volunteer roles include tasks like administration, 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 volunteers who sort, display and sell donated items in our shops as well as on Trade Me. 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.

View our current volunteer vacancies here

Please contact our Volunteer Services Team for more information about volunteering with us:
Email volunteer@marypotter.org.nz

Volunteer Advisory Team
The Volunteer Advisory Team (VAT) exists to support Volunteer Services. It provides a means for Volunteer Services to obtain feedback from the Hospice’s volunteer workforce about ideas they have, changes they are proposing, and solutions that work for volunteers.

If you volunteer with us, from time to time, a VAT rep may contact you to ask for your feedback on a particular issue – please respond as we value your opinion – it matters! Find out more about the VAT here.