Te mahi tūaoAbout volunteering

About volunteering

Volunteer to gain new skills, develop lasting friendships and be a part of a fun team.

Our volunteers are a generous and committed community who play a huge part in what we do.

Volunteers contribute to all areas of Mary Potter Hospice’s services. Volunteer duties can be at the Inpatient Unit in Newtown, at our Community Hospice Bases in Porirua and Kāpiti, at one of our eight Hospice Shops, or supporting patients, carers, families and whānau in their homes. Some volunteer roles can also be undertaken from home.

Whether you want to get involved weekly, monthly or occasionally – there’ll be a role for you. All Mary Potter Hospice volunteers attend an orientation and specific training is given for each role from the volunteer’s manager and team. Volunteers are provided with ongoing guidance and health and safety training as well as support from their supervisor.

Volunteering can enrich your life in many different ways – here are a few benefits:

  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Acquire new skills and life experiences
  • Increase your mental well-being
  • Do meaningful and interesting work
  • Learn about different cultures
  • Gain a sense of purpose

Apply to volunteer

  • View our current volunteer vacancies and complete the online volunteer application form
  • We will aim to contact you within two weeks of receiving your application
  • Please note that police and/or criminal checks are required as a part of the application process

Volunteer Advisory Team

The Volunteer Advisory Team (VAT) exists to support our volunteer services team. 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. Find out more about the VAT here.

Please contact us for more information about volunteering
For all volunteer enquiries please email volunteer@marypotter.org.nz