Volunteers Wanted


 World Vision: Middle-donor Account Manager

The Organisation

World Vision New Zealand is the largest overseas humanitarian organisation in New Zealand. We implement emergency relief and long-term community development projects. Inspired by Christian values, we aim to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. We operate in 23 countries, employ over 100 staff throughout New Zealand, and have a strong volunteer's database.

We are looking for a middle-donor account manager to join the team. The purpose of this position is to assist in achieving WV New Zealand’s acquisition and revenue targets by using appropriate telephone sales account management and engagement techniques.


The role

The role will be predominantly telephone-based with opportunity for face to face visits when the opportunity arises.  A key focus will be on relationship building and optimising the supporter experience for those supporters with growth potential, and an opportunity to educate and inspire supporters about World Vision’s work. 

The purpose of this position is to assist in achieving WV New Zealand’s acquisition and revenue targets by using appropriate telephone sales account management and engagement techniques.


For more information, click here.



WWF New Zealand: Environmental Science Director

The Organisation

WWF-New Zealand’s mission is to help create a future in which people live in harmony with nature ‘kia noho ngatahi te tangata ki nga kura taiao’. The primary role of all staff is to contribute to the achievement of this mission.


The Role

The Science Director will be an accomplished communicator, an individual who engages, empowers, empathises and is a bold astute innovator. They will have a particular knack at seeing the long view, based on a deep understanding of science and politics while building with their team and stakeholders’ pathways to desired goals. Backcasting and systems thinking will be a key part of their DNA as will relentlessly drive to focus on the possible, opportunities and the ‘how’ reinforced by the ‘why’. The Director requires a global perspective on science-based solutions for environmental issues - evaluating and sourcing best practice options globally as well as identifying specific areas where New Zealand has a comparative advantage in leading. The Environmental Science Director is a member of the WWF-NZ Leadership Team with a high degree of interaction with the Board, NZ Science Groups, Government and other key stakeholders and wider WWF International science leaders. The Director will have the external mana to act as a regular spokesperson for WWF.


For more information, click here.



VSA: Horticulture Marketing Adviser

In this sustainable agro-enterprise development assignment you will work with ADRA as part of a locally identified team to grow the rural economy of Viqueque through market-orientated agro-enterprise and improve food security in Timor-Leste.

The project aims to connect smallholder farmers to identified value chains; increase yields, sales and cash reserves; and improve overall family well-being. It is anticipated that as a result of project activities, markets will be better supplied, value chains strengthened, food security increased, and trade deficits reduced.

The locally based project team are responsible for developing and delivering training to farmers so they can better understand value chains and market systems, how they communicate with traders, meet market demands, and collect marketing of their produce in agro-enterprises.  This assignment will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of the project management team to ensure they effectively communicate and educate local farmers in market-orientated agro-enterprise.

Drawing on your blended experience of marketing in the horticulture sector you will take a flexible, adaptive approach to relationship building, be resourceful, and comfortable working in environments with minimal resources.

This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is keen to utilise their experience and make a real impact on the lives of people in Viqueque, Timor Leste.

We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Proven experience in the horticultural sector
  • Background in marketing horticultural products, including conducting market surveys
  • Experience with small to medium business development, including strategies planning and monitoring
  • Ability to work alongside farmers to identify and follow through on market opportunities
  • Ability to develop training material and deliver training
  • Strong administrative skills and computer literacy

For more information, click here.


Caritas Aotearoa NZ: Key Community Engagement Role - Kaihāpai Māori - Wellington

  • Strengthen relationships with tangata whenua groups
  • Build capability in te reo rangatira me ōna tikanga


Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand ( is the Catholic Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development. We work in partnership and solidarity with communities in Aotearoa, Oceania and throughout the world, to promote human dignity and the common good. Our work of hope tackles both the causes and effects of poverty and injustice and responds swiftly to human and natural disasters. We promote advocacy and education for justice in New Zealand and overseas, and we play an integral part in the worldwide Caritas network of 165 Catholic relief, development, and social service organisations. In its mission, Caritas seeks to demonstrate whakaaroha – love in action.


Caritas is now seeking applications for the role of Kaihāpai Māori.


This role supports the whole Caritas team to work effectively with Māori communities in Aotearoa, building and strengthening relationships of trust. The Kaihāpai Māori will contribute to strengthening and deepening cultural capability within the Caritas team based in Wellington.


In this role you will: 

  • show leadership in building relationships of trust with Māori communities in Aotearoa;
  • support the whole Caritas team to work effectively with tangata whenua;
  • give advice and support on the appropriate use of te reo and tikanga Māori, and other cultural expectations through a Māori lens

 You will be a fluent or semi-fluent speaker of te reo Māori and be comfortable in spaces governed by tikanga Māori. You will have confidence to guide and lead others through Māori cultural spaces (marae, hui, wānanga). You will have excellent relationship building skills and the availability to travel nationally and internationally as required. You will have an understanding and commitment to Catholic Social Teaching and be comfortable in a church setting. You will be committed to the vision, mission and values of Caritas and demonstrate a personal commitment to social justice.


This is a challenging leadership role in an organisation addressing poverty, advocating for environmental justice, partnering with indigenous peoples, responding to crises and connecting with communities. If you have a passion to make a meaningful difference, and believe that you have what it takes to contribute to our team in this vital role, we want to hear from you.


For more information contact Catharina Vossen on phone: 021 884 749 or email your resume and covering letter to:


 Tearfund: Engagement Manager – Mid-level and major donors


The Organisation

Tearfund is one of New Zealand’s leading NGO’s with development partnerships and programmes throughout the developing world.  It is a highly respected charity that inspires people to give, learn, advocate and stand up against injustice. 

Over 25,000 donors and 1,600 churches nationwide provide a network for the majority of funding needed for Tearfund’s development programmes. 


Tearfund’s priority sectors are:

  • Child Sponsorship
  • Disasters and Peace Building
  • Anti-Trafficking and Exploitation
  • Water, Health and Education
  • Enterprise and Empowerment

There are over 40 highly competent experienced staff, plus volunteers, who work from the Mt Roskill, Auckland office to support the growth and effectiveness of these programmes.


The Role

The Engagement Manager is one of our key front-line roles that works directly with our supporters, developing fundraising initiatives, events and ideas to widen our supporter base and increase income.

You’ll be responsible for developing and managing Tearfund’s bequest strategy, using innovative approaches to build a successful pipeline of bequest enquirers, intenders and confirmed bequest pledgees.


Ideally, you’ll have some or all of the following:

  • Experience working in a fundraising role which had tangible goals and revenue targets
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills
  • Evidence of strong networking skills
  • The ability to speak in public, engaging with and inspiring others to act
  • Be a self-starter who has the qualities and skills to act autonomously yet liaise closely with the wider Tearfund team
  • Our mission statement is: “Motivated by Jesus, we encourage Kiwis to act for justice to relieve poverty among the world’s most vulnerable people”.  Personal alignment with this mission will be important for the candidate who is appointed to this role.

This is an opportunity to join a committed and passionate team supporting life-changing programmes. 


For more information, click here.


MFAT: Senior Adviser, Inclusive Development

This is a key role in the Ministry's Pacific and Development Group tasked with strengthening the inclusiveness of New Zealand's international development effort and that of our partners, in particular through promotion and protection of human rights and the advancement of gender equality and women's empowerment.

You would be the Ministry's policy lead on inclusiveness, gender and human rights within international development. You will establish and maintain MFAT policy on inclusive development and ensure that this is reflected in strategic and operational frameworks, aid programme standards, and in performance and management information systems.   You will lead policy analysis, advice and engagement in this area. You will champion and influence gender and human rights within MFAT, with our partners and in the Pacific and multilateral arena.

We seek a person with a strong background in inclusive social or economic policy, human rights and gender. You will have well developed public policy skills. You will be highly effective at engaging and influencing leaders, institutions and people. International development experience is an advantage.


How to apply:

Applications close 12:00pm, 28 May 2019

To apply for this role and view a position description, click here.

You must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance

MFAT: Lead Adviser, International Development Policy

This is a central role in the Ministry's Pacific and Development Group tasked with ensuring that New Zealand is engaged and influential on international development policy issues and that our international development cooperation commitments are reflected within New Zealand's policy and practice.

You would be the Ministry's lead on international development and Official Development Assistance (ODA) analysis and policy. You will maintain New Zealand's relationship, strategy and policy engagement with the OECD Development Assistance Committee and other relevant international development fora.  You will support New Zealand's positioning on international development policy issues in multilateral and regional fora.   You will coordinate the Ministry's work to promote policy coherence for development across the New Zealand system. You will support the application of effective development cooperation principles within New Zealand's development cooperation policy and practice.

We seek a person with a strong background in public policy leadership and development cooperation practice. You will have excellent analytical and policy skills and proven experience in engaging and influencing leaders, institutions and people. Strong existing familiarity with critical international development issues will be an advantage.


How to apply:

Applications close 12:00pm, 28 May 2019

To apply for this position and view a position description, click here

You must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance.

Volunteers Wanted


RNZWCS Limited: Volunteers wanted - Pacific Islands


Rotary New Zealand is seeking volunteers - qualified plumbers, electricians and civil engineers for work in the Pacific Islands.

Would suit recently retired persons.

Please direct inquiries to


VSA: Volunteers for International Development

VSA assignments are created by local people in the wider Pacific to meet local needs. Our volunteers work alongside them, sharing their skills to make lasting change.

Currently, we are recruiting for:

  • Agriculture & Horticulture advisers
  • Architects
  • Mechanic & Plumber Trainers
  • Legal Advisers
  • WASH advisers
  • Quality Assurance advisers
  • Educational advisers and lecturers
  • Communications, marketing and fundraising specialists
  • Media Advisers
  • Business and finance advisers and mentors
  • IT and web development advisers
  • Health professionals (various disciplines)
  • Tourism advisers

To find out more about these roles and other VSA assignments we are currently recruiting for please visit VSA's vacancies page, as it is updated regularly with a variety of positions.