Thank you for considering volunteering at the Wellington City Mission. Volunteers are a vital part of our response to needs in the community.

We are always looking for new people to join our team of volunteers whether in our Community Lounge, Social Supermarket, or other opportunities at our different sites around Wellington.  You might be looking to volunteer for a three hour shift each week or on a more casual basis.  Click here to complete an application form, we will be in touch to let you know the next steps.

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals Include:

Our Community Lounge is the heart of The Mission and fits the name Tā Te Manawa which translates to “where the heart breathes”. It is a place that provides food, creates connections and fosters community. Our volunteer opportunities at Tā Te Manawa include:

  • Community Lounge Volunteer (Newtown location): Do you love good conversations, preparation of lunch and baking, and do you make a good cup of tea?

Our supermarket has reinvented the way we distribute food here at Wellington City Mission. Giving dignity and mana to those in our community experiencing food insecurity. The role involves restocking of shelves and fridges/freezers as needed, cleaning, helping with check out using a basic computer system, packing of shopping bags plus forming genuine connections and creating a space of belonging for shoppers.

Watch this space for more volunteer opportunities. To find out more about volunteering at The Mission please email: Sally Barton at Sally@wcm.org.nz

Community Lounge Volunteer Barber : Our transitional housing not only provides shelter but our kaimahi (staff) help many get back on their feet. Several of our Te Punaha Paa (our housing sites) would love to have the help of a Barber. If you are a trained Barber and would like to volunteer some hours maybe fortnightly or once a month please get in touch with Sally – sally@wcm.org.nz

Group Volunteering

We have a wide variety of groups who volunteer their time at the Wellington City Mission; schools, corporate, churches, community groups and more. There are various opportunities throughout the year for your group to get involved but mostly towards the end of the year in the lead up to Christmas. If you are interested in joining our group volunteering waiting list, please email volunteering@wcm.org.nz.  Alternatively, you might like to organise a fundraising event.  For more information about this please click here.

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