Volunteers Wanted

Christian World Service Board member

Christian World Service (CWS) is seeking expressions of interest from persons who would be interested in being a member of its Board.


Ideal person profile

First and foremost: an empathy and understanding for the mission and purpose of Christian World Service and respect for its theological perspective, its history and ecumenical nature.

For this vacancy we are looking for candidates who have experience in marketing and fundraising.


The basic skills are:

  • Understanding of the role of a Board member and the responsibilities of governance of a charitable trust
  • Able to respect boundaries between governance and management (staff or day to day)
  • Ability to think strategically without becoming involved in detail
  • Ability to work with others as part of a team
  • Listening skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Numeracy
  • An understanding of current development trends, discussions and debates, globally and locally, would be an advantage.

The Christian World Service Board consist of no less than 8 and no more than 12 members. Board members shall hold office for a term of three years with a possible extension for a further three year period. The Board meets six times a year of which at least two meetings are ‘face to face’ and it is comprised of persons nominated by partner churches and those who have the desired skills and expertise relevant to the work of Christian World Service. There is no remuneration for this role.


Christian World Service (CWS) is the justice aid and development agency of New Zealand Churches. It works with local partners in developing countries and provides assistance when disasters strike. CWS advocates for action on poverty, peace and justice. It respects and responds to need regardless of race or religion.


If you are interested please send a one page covering letter and your CV to: Claire Hart, Chairperson of the Board at, phone 021 706 330.

We would appreciate receiving expressions of interest by Friday 12 October.


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


ComVoices: Administrator - Wellington

About ComVoices

ComVoices is a Wellington-based network of not-for-profit community organisations working to support people and build strong, healthy communities. Our members are national networks across a range of areas including social services, housing, community education and research, women, communities. We have a strong focus on connecting our sector to decision makers in Parliament and in the public sector.

The Role
We are seeking a self-motivated and well-organised contractor to provide support and organisation for ComVoices’ activities.


  • Secretariat support to ComVoices Chair
  • Events
  • Meetings with politicians
  • Financial management
  • Communications
  • ComVoices blog on Community Scoop
  • Records Management

This role is for a maximum of 20 hours per calendar month for a period of 6 months. The role is $30/ hr.

You will work from home and be required to use your own personal laptop, mobile phone etc.


Applying for the position

ComVoices is keen to hear from persons interested in this worthwhile, flexible and interesting role and with the right skills and aptitude. The contractor will need to be self-managing, highly organised, able to turn their hand to a wide range of tasks, and have excellent organisation and communication skills. The role calls for attention to detail but there is also scope for creativity and initiative. Knowledge of the community sector would be an advantage.

The position is vacant now and we’re keen to fill it.

Send your cv and a short covering letter to:
Nicola Sutton
Chair, ComVoices

Want more information?
Call Brenda Pilott 0274306016

or click here.



Volunteers Wanted

CWS International Programmes Working Group

Christian World Service (CWS) is seeking expressions of interest for membership on its International Programmes Working Group.


The working group, a sub-committee of the board, is responsible for strategic decisions related to CWS partnerships, programmes and international budget. It facilitates the voice of overseas partners in decision making, including decisions in the broader operations of CWS.


We are looking for someone with:

  • A strong understanding of rights-based approaches to community development
  • The ability to analyse proposals, reports and budgets, and to contribute strategically into decision making
  • An area of expertise relevant to CWS work (for example finance, agriculture, unions, development theory etc)
  • Some NGO experience, particularly overseas would be an advantage, and familiarity with New Zealand government funding schemes would also be desirable

The working group meets at least six times a year usually at 5:15pm at the CWS office in Christchurch. It would be desirable for the person to reside in Christchurch, but not necessary. This is a voluntary position.


CWS is the justice aid and development agency of New Zealand churches. It works with local partners in developing countries and provides assistance when disasters strike. CWS advocates for action on poverty, peace and justice. It respects and responds to need regardless of race or religion. CWS partners address the causes of poverty and advocate for outcomes that challenge injustice and inequality. Rather than place staff overseas, CWS trusts local communities to know what is needed and how best to respond.


Please send a one page covering letter covering particular skills and areas of interest, and your CV by 3 October to: Pauline McKay, National Director:



Engineers without Borders: Event Coordinator, Auckland

At the end of November 2018, EWBNZ will be celebrating our tenth birthday. The celebration will bring together EWBNZ's members, alumni and partners to celebrate a decade of hard work, and great success in supporting humanitarian engineering across New Zealand and the South Pacific. We are looking for a motivated and capable Event Coordinator to make this a night to remember.

The celebration will be held in Auckland. The Event Coordinator will preferably be Auckland based, however, we can work around this for the right applicant. You will be directly supported by our broader events team, which is spread out across the country. You do not need to be an expert in EWBNZ - or even an engineer for that matter. Our team will help you to represent EWBNZ to our sponsors and partners, but we need you to drive the event coordination.

The Event Coordinator will focus solely on leading the celebration until the beginning of December, after which you may negotiate a continuing role with EWBNZ's events team or the wider organisation. This is an unpaid voluntary position requiring approximately 4 hours per week. The days and times of work are flexible and may include evenings and weekends.

Your responsibilities:

  • Championing EWBNZ - getting up to speed with EWBNZ's ethos, and working in alignment with our vision and values
  • Volunteer management - coordinating a group of volunteers from EWBNZ's events team
  • Collaboration - working with the broader EWBNZ team to deliver different aspects of the event - such as marketing and sponsorship
  • Project management - to deliver an outstanding event to time and budget
  • Risk management - in line with EWBNZ's risk management process

Your qualities:

  • Organised - we need you to pick up progress to date and run with it
  • Proactive - our team is here to support you, and we expect you to ask questions. We also we expect you to put your hand up when you need help
  • Collaborative - outstanding events are delivered by outstanding teams. We need you to inspire and guide EWBers from across our team to make this happen

If you are interested in applying, or learning more about this position, please email



Rotary Pacific Water for Life Foundation: Volunteer Plumber Trainer - Fiji

RPWFL’s WASH program is expanding to target communities located in Cakaudrove and Naitasiri, along with some cyclone-affected areas in Northern Viti Levu. While their current program modality has worked well in the past 7 years, capacity gaps identified through program reviews and lessons learnt exist with
the capacity of RPWFL’s local plumbers.

In 2016, RPWFL launched an apprenticeship program that enables plumber trainees to join RPWFL on a 6-month practical training program to work alongside projects teams and RPWFL engaged plumbers.

RPWFL have requested a volunteer to enhance WASH and apprenticeship program delivery capacity and build community expertise in installing and maintaining WASH facilities. It is anticipated that the assignment will occur for two periods of 3 months, occurring one year apart.


For more information and how to apply, 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.