Volunteers Wanted

 cbm New Zealand: Fundraising and Marketing Assistant - Auckland

  • Support the Director of Fundraising and Marketing
  • Permanent part-time role: 0.7 to 0.8 FTE
  • Hands-on role


cbm is an international development organisation with a key focus on persons living with disabilities and poverty overseas.


We envision an inclusive world where all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. We seek to achieve this by raising funds and awareness and undertaking quality international programmes – from cataract and fistula surgery through to disability-inclusive organic farming and responding to natural disasters.

Each year the global cbm family impacts over 55 million people to prevent blindness and diseases. We treat over 8 million people with medical conditions, and provide education and assistive devices to over 1 million people.


cbm New Zealand is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from those with disabilities.

cbm operates from a Christian ethos.


Purpose of Role


cbm’s team seeks a 0.8 Fundraising and Marketing Assistant to assist in implementing and maintaining a dynamic supporter engagement programme and communication plan that engages supporters at the highest level to increase commitment and financial giving to cbm New Zealand.


Reports to Director of Fundraising and Marketing    


Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Assist with implementing the ongoing development and delivery of the agreed outcomes
  • Assist with the development and delivery of the supporter experience and the associated processes, practices and policies
  • Assist with the delivery of the supporter communications across multiple channels to deliver excellent outcomes
  • Maintain excellent stakeholder relationship with all suppliers
  • Project manage the delivery of monthly appeals, including liaison with suppliers and cbm team, ensuring the timely and accurate delivery to donors
  • Assist with the social media strategy and ensure that social media posts are up to date
  • Update the cbm website as required
  • Communication with donors, including calling
  • Assist with event planning and management of donor meetings
  • Upload all cbm New Zealand campaigns to the cbm international picture database
  • Assist with telephone duties as required

The ideal candidate will have the ability to be flexible and deal with a complex workload; and a positive, problem-solving attitude. Excellent communication and coordination skills a must.


This is a cohesive, committed, highly functioning organisation with inspirational objectives so you will need to bring a strong team orientation.


You'll need the ability to work in a Christian organisation.  Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


This role is 0.7 – 0.8 FTE, ideally spread over 4-5 days per week, with flexibility for the right person. Some work outside of the standard offices hours of 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday may be required.


This is a permanent part-time role.


We can offer you

  • The opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause.
  • A flexible and supportive workplace. 
  • Work with skilled professionals across a variety of fields.  

Apply now - All queries can be directed to

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please include a cover letter and résumé with all applications. Valid applications will be acknowledged by email.


Applications close: Friday 22 February 2019



Oxfam NZ: Campaigns Coordinator (part-time) - Auckland


Were you born to fight injustice?

Contemplating how to tell complex causal stories that connect with people’s values and emotions, and inspire them to act?

Are you a strategic mastermind who likes a challenge?


Then join us at Oxfam, where we’re ending the injustice of poverty.  For everyone. For good.


At Oxfam we work alongside people 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.

Want to help us? 
We seek a highly driven part time Campaign Coordinator who shares our values of courage, justice and connectedness, and will drive Oxfam’s work to inspire and mobilise new and existing supporters to act for global justice.

The Role

ONZ’s campaigns work builds and supports communities of active citizens to create movements for social change. This includes enabling and inspiring people to take actions. Actions that both hold people in power to account, and influence them to enact the legislation, policies and practices that contribute to global justice. Currently, Oxfam’s campaigning work focuses on climate change, inequality and gender justice.  


Sitting within the Advocacy and Campaigns Directorate, the Campaigns Coordinator works closely with the Engagement Directorate to ensure an integrated approach to our campaigns work.


The role is for 24 hours of work per week. This could be spread across the week in a range of ways. Ideally, we would see you being present in our central Auckland office at least three days per week.


Are you the campaigning super-star we are looking for? If so you will have:

  • a relevant tertiary level qualification (in political science, economics, social policy, community development, development studies, international relations, marketing, communications) or commensurate work experience.
  • proven success and robust experience in campaigning, mobilising and/or advocacy
  • experience in leading campaign strategy creation, implementation and evaluation, including through digital tactics
  • knowledge of and/or experience in crafting causal stories about complex issues, which connect with people emotionally, activate their values, and inspire them to act
  • experience in, and a passion for, mobilising people to action, particularly through using digital communications across a variety of channels
  • proven ability to write about complex issues clearly and concisely, and edit and proofread copy, particularly for email, social media and websites
  • Strong relationship management skills, and ability to work collaboratively with staff and volunteers
  • ability to communicate with a variety of different audiences, including verbally.
  • strong planning, prioritization and organizational skills.

In return, we offer you the opportunity to take your career to the next level while making a tangible difference to those living in poverty.


Applications close: Sunday 3 March

For more information, click here



Wellington Region Emergency Management Office: Emergency Management Advisor, Community Resilience - Kapiti


The Wellington Region Emergency Management Office serves communities across nine cities and districts. 


To complement the talents of the current team, we are looking for an individual who is passionate about empowering communities.  This is an Emergency Management position with a twist - Community Resilience. You possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability seek out and create successes in an ambiguous and unstructured environment.  You will have the opportunity to create meaningful outcomes with community leaders and partner organisations. This requires someone with the initiative to create opportunities, not wait for them to be presented.  You are an innovative and a lateral thinker and, if required, work under pressure in an operational setting.  This is the rare job that allows you to make a real difference in the world and contribute to the growing field of urbanism and resilience.


As part of the Community Resilience team, you be home based in our Kapiti office working across the Kapiti Coast District.  This is a permanent full time position with shared use of a vehicle.


We would love to hear from you if you:

  • are experienced in Community Development, Urban Planning and/or Disaster Risk Management or a related environment;
  • enjoy working with and supporting people to realise their ideas;
  • are experienced working in teams / building effective working relationships;
  • possess strong facilitation, presentation and interactive skills;
  • are positive and focused on innovative solutions
  • possess a willingness to go the extra distance in support of team/community outcomes
  • are a confident public speaker


If you have what it takes to be part of our team doing vital work in our local communities, then apply by clicking the link below. 

For further information on the role please contact Scott Dray, Team Leader Community Resilience on 021 813 132.


Applications close - Sunday 3 March 2019

For more information, click here.


World Vision: CFO/Finance Director


World Vision New Zealand is the largest international humanitarian organisation in New Zealand. Inspired by Christian values, we aim to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. In 2018 alone, we raised $67million to help almost 3 million children around the world. We employ around 100 staff in New Zealand. 


We are looking for… 

All the usual senior-level financial knowledgea degree-level qualification (and preferably C.A.), and plenty of financial management experience. But the value-add that we’re really after is from someone who can: 

  • provide strategic insights – using initiative to contribute high-level insights to the executive team and board, helping develop long-term strategies and solutions. 

  • be a business partner  working closely with leaders from across the organisation (especially marketing and international programmes) to leverage World Vision’s resources for maximum impact. 

  • champion accountability – having the confidence and skills to challenge thinking and model accountability for deliverybeing a strong voice at the table. 

If this sounds like you and you identify with our work and our story, we’d like to hear from you. 

In return we can provide an executive level salarythe chance to be part of both a strong New Zealand leadership team and a global network of World Vision offices in 100 countries, and thopportunity to go home each day knowing that you’re making a difference in lives around the world that will last for generations to come.  


For more information, click here.



 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



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.



 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


Volunteers Wanted



International Development Young Professional Network - Treasurer


The 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.