Volunteers Wanted

UnionAID: Young Leaders Programme Manager - Wellington

A new Mindanao Young Leaders Programme starting in 2019 will bring 8 young leaders from civil society organisations in Mindanao in the Philippines to Wellington each year for a four-month programme on sustainable development. The programme will develop the skills and knowledge of young civil society leaders in areas such as community development, democratic processes, conflict resolution, rule of law, proposal writing and advocacy so they can contribute further to the development of their own communities.


The position available is as Programme Manager for the Young Leaders Programme and as well as the Mindanao Young Leaders Programme the role will cover some tasks for the delivery of the existing Myanmar Young Leaders Programme also run by UnionAID in Wellington. This is a full-time position and based in Wellington. In this role you will be responsible for the curriculum development, implementation and management of the programme. You will also develop and maintain high quality working relationships with UnionAID, International Alert (partner organisation in Mindanao) and Victoria University staff, and with other organisations and individuals who may be able to assist with the programme or have an interest in it.


We are searching for someone who has teaching or other adult education experience and is able to help students think critically the issues and content in the programme. Candidates should have a strong interest in international development and a passion for empowering others to reach their potential.


For more information, click here.

Applications close: 30 January 2019



UNICEF NZ: Telemarketing Team Leader - Wellington

Are you looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference around the world? Ready to work for the world’s leading international children’s charity?


If you are passionate about charity work and children then UNICEF may have the perfect role for you. This is a part time one year contract position where you will be engaging with new donors on the phone to thank them for their support and answer any questions they may have. You will also be communicating with our long term donors, handling their queries and encouraging continued support. You will be responsible for leading a small team of telefundraisers to motivate them to achieve their best.


Our ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who has a genuine and friendly phone manner, efficient typing and computer skills, be good with people and have great customer service. The key working shift will be 5 hours every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30pm to 7:30pm. The hours are 20 – 30 hours per week, this will depend on the candidate.


You will be working within a super supportive team environment. We are prepared to train the successful applicant in our CRM computer system. Prior customer service, call centre or administration experience is preferred. Most importantly we require that you have passion, commitment, dedication and a good work ethic.


If you’re interested in this amazing opportunity email your cv and cover letter to



Oxfam New Zealand: HR Administrator - Auckland

Want to take that step up in your career with an organisation dedicated to challenging inequality?


At Oxfam, we’re ending the injustice of poverty. For everyone. For good. We work alongside those impacted by disasters, and help them rebuild afterwards. We confront the causes that keep people poor, like extreme inequality, discrimination against women, climate change, and the eviction of people from their land. We work alongside people living in less wealthy countries to build better lives for themselves. For Oxfam staff this work gets us out of bed with the certainty that our work day is making a difference.


We offer a great and flexible working environment with a supportive culture, strong values and the opportunity to be part of a small, dedicated and hard-working team making a positive difference in our world.


We need someone who:

  • gets a buzz when things run smoothly and to the very highest level
  • will challenge the status quo when things can be done better and then roll their sleeves up and get it done
  • is inspired by the challenge of doing the best possible with every donated dollar so that we ensure the best impact for our mission
  • is a dynamic self-starter who shares our values of Courage, Justice and Connectedness

The Role:


Sitting within the Operations team, you will provide full administrative support for all HR-related activities within your team and the wider office, including:

  • Recruitment, onboarding & offboarding
  • Performance management & catch-ups
  • Payroll administration
  • HRIS management
  • General admin support



Your admin and HR experience will be matched by your proactive and efficient nature. Your communication skills will help you build relationships quickly, and your honesty, integrity and commitment to quality will be second to none. You will also have advanced skill in Microsoft’s Office Suite, with a good working knowledge HR management systems.


We offer flexibility of hours, great work culture and an amazing global Oxfam network. Join us!


For more information, click here.



Tearfund: Engagement Manager – Bequests (Part-time, 24 hours)

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 – Bequests, 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
  • 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. 


To discuss this opportunity in confidence please Beth Harper 027 441 1759



 Orphans Aid International: Operations Manager - Queenstown


  • Work closely with the CEO and help to grow the organisation
  • Contribute to the life-changing work of a NZ Charitable Trust
  • The overall day to day operations of the NZ organisation, Finance, Admin and Human Resources

Orphans Aid International (OAI) is a Charitable Trust that was founded in New Zealand in 2004 and is headquartered in Queenstown. OAI supports orphanages in Romania, Russia, India and Uganda, and provides aid to projects that lift the world’s most vulnerable children out of hopeless situations.


We are seeking a talented all-rounder who is looking for the opportunity to make their mark and help Orphans Aid International to embark on their next phase of growth. You will hold a senior role within the organisation and will be a key advisor to the CEO.


You will be responsible for all operational duties, as well as the financial management and inventory systems. You will take charge of the human resources function for paid and voluntary staff, including onboarding and performance management. You will also oversee the smooth running of the Queenstown head office and Fair Trade Shop.


The successful candidate will offer:

  • Strong accounting experience including all aspects of debtors, creditors, bank reconciliations, financial reporting and analysis
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting software, preferably Xero
  • Sound knowledge of employment legislation
  • Staff and/or volunteer management experience
  • Experience in the charity / NGO sector including an understanding of fundraising and donor relationship management
  • Ability to travel nationally to assist retail outlets
  • Fantastic organisational skills
  • Focus on continual improvement
  • Strong team working ability

Most importantly, you will bring a passion to help the orphaned and those in poverty.


Applications close when the position is filled.

For more information, email here.



World Vision: Digital Channel Analyst - Auckland


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 Digital Channel Analyst to join the team. The purpose of this position is to analyse all digital marketing activities and marketing campaigns identifying tactics and opportunities against campaign and website performance objectives and revenue targets. Manage and maintain the methods, metrics and tools to track web performance, support improvements in user experience, and provide actionable insights to support the ongoing optimisation of and supporting activities. To make a substantive contribution to the wider work of World Vision as a member of the Marketing and Engagement Team. The job split is Digital Analytics 80% and Marketing Automation 20%.


Key skills and experience required:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in a quantitative discipline
  • Relevant experience in a data analytics or business performance role
  • Highly skilled in data analysis, forecasting, and scenario modelling
  • Google or Adobe Analytics certified preferred
  • A firm appreciation of contemporary SEO practice
  • Strong knowledge of multiple digital channels and how they work together (SEM, SEO, CRO, Social, Display, etc.)
  • High-quality communications skills, both written and verbal
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skill in creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Adaptable and able to deal with unpredictable and changeable environments
  • Ability to develop high-quality relationships with internal and external stakeholders

If you share a passion for our mission and values and respect our Christian based principles, then this is a great opportunity for you.


For more information, click here.



World Vision: 40-hour famine Campaign Manager - Auckland

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 our Christian values, we aim to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. We operate in 23 countries, employ almost 100 staff throughout New Zealand, and have a strong volunteer’s database.


An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Campaign Manager to join the World Vision marketing team on a fixed term contract basis. This is a unique opportunity to manage and drive an iconic campaign, the 40 Hour Famine. Every year over 100,000 young kiwis participate in the 40 Hour Famine event, as a rite of passage, raising money to help children in developing countries. The 40 Hour Famine is a nationwide integrated and complex campaign, encompassing all elements of the marketing mix. As the Campaign manager you will draw on proven experience to effectively engage a youth audience across multiple channels and platforms and translate World Vision’s development approach to addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues through powerful story-telling that inspires people action.


On a day to day basis, you will plan, implement and monitor all marketing activity, working with creative teams, PR team, social media team, supporting sales channels, managing budgets and completing performance reports and analysis.


Key personal attributes:

  • A proven marketer who uses their tools of trade to build relevance for different audiences
  • A tenacious and passionate leader who is able to galvanise people for change
  • A disruptive thinker who looks for innovative ways to cut through in an increasingly crowded space
  • A seasoned professional in insight led decisions and finding ways to derive insights.
  • A strong understanding of brands and the importance of managing them well
  • A critical thinker who looks for ways to be more effective and efficient
  • A team player and strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

Significant product, brand, advertising or industry marketing experience. Preference will be given to applicants with large above-the-line product campaign experience.


We would ideally like this person to be able to start during November.


For more information, click here.



Tearfund: Head of Fundraising - Auckland

• Newly created role – great opportunity to make your mark!

• A committed team, varied role, BIG impact
• Join an organisation raising funds for life-changing programmes


About us
Responding to the challenges of global poverty in a contemporary world, Tearfund ( works with development partners in serving the world’s most vulnerable people. Through our five causes, we nourish communities with life’s essentials. We protect the vulnerable from exploitation. We restore hope and peace when disaster and conflict strikes. We sponsor children in need, and we empower people to help themselves. The Fundraising Team is responsible for generating the funding to deliver life-changing programmes. We have over 45 specialist staff who work out of our Mt Roskill, Auckland office to support the growth and effectiveness of these programmes.

Over 20,000 donors and 1,000 churches nationwide provide a network for the majority of funding needed for Tearfund’s development programmes. As one of New Zealand’s leading NGO’s, Tearfund has achieved strong year-on-year growth. This year we’ll raise over $15m to fund work with 29 partners in 24 countries across the developing world. We are a highly-respected charity that inspires people to give, learn and advocate against injustice.

Our mission statement is: “Motivated by Jesus, we encourage Kiwis to act for justice to relieve poverty among the world’s most vulnerable people”.


The role:

Our fundraising team is growing! This is a great opportunity to really make your mark in this newly created role. Some of your key areas of focus will be:

• Leading the strategy, planning, development, implementation and monitoring of all Tearfund’s fundraising activities to fulfil the organisation’s strategic goals and growth targets.
• Leading, mentoring and developing a team of specialist fundraisers (including 5 direct reporting Managers) with the capability of delivering excellence to our supporters and donors
• Ensuring an effective strategic contribution is provided to the Marketing and Fundraising Director, providing high-quality data and strategic information through data analysis and information systems
• Ensuring that Tearfund has a robust system to develop new products, tailoring the development to different audiences
• Supporting our culture of continuous learning and improvement as well as driving innovation, efficiencies and increased productivity

About you:

Ideally, you’ll have all or most of the following:
• 5+ years’ experience in fundraising at a senior management level with demonstrable success working in a not-for-profit environment
• A relevant tertiary degree
• Experience developing and leading a sales/fundraising strategy
• Demonstrated success in an income generation role with the ability to achieve targets and develop innovative fundraising campaigns and ideas
• Experience motivating and leading a team to deliver excellent results
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to quickly connect with others
• Experience making presentations and negotiating with media
• Effective planning, project management and organisational abilities
• Experience developing and managing budgets
• The ability to connect with and inspire others to support our mission and programmes


This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and talented Fundraising Specialist to join an organisation supporting life-changing programmes.


For more information, click here


Volunteers Wanted




International Development Young Professional Network - Treasurer


Position description for TREASURER:

* Oversee the financial administration of IDYP

* Review procedures and financial reporting

* Advise the Management Committee on financial strategy

* Advise on fundraising

* Manages cash flow

* Develop a working knowledge of the laws governing IDYP's operation

* Ensure the Management Committee understands its financial obligations

* Submit annual financial report to the Charities Register and the NZ Companies Office if required.

* Prepare financial statements to be approved by Management Committee and then presented at annual AGM for member approval.


For more information, click here



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.