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Role description

Our knitting groups craft treasures to that are delivered to people in need or sold to support our work.

Your tasks

Your volunteer role may include:

  • Knitting hats, blankets, and scarves. 
  • Delivering these items.
  • Selling items at markets.

Volunteer requirements and training

Volunteers need knitting skills or a desire to learn. Group schedules vary from location to location.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW)

  • Make sure your actions (or lack of actions) don’t harm your health, safety and wellbeing, or harm anyone else.
  • Take part in a HSW induction, training, programmes and activities.
  • Follow all instructions given to you about health, safety and wellbeing
  • Follow all NZRC HSW policies, standards and procedures about health, safety and wellbeing.
  • Make sure you have the right training for any activities you are doing.
  • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) for any work activities that may need it to stay safe.
  • If you spot a hazard, or you are involved in an incident or near miss, report this straight away.

Commitment required
Ongoing
Shift duration
2 hours
Shift time
Evening, Afternoon
Min age
All ages with a parent or guardian present
Training
1 to 4 hours
Vetting
  • ID verification

“All the blankets we make go to former refugees that New Zealand Red Cross supports. We also knit little baby jackets and hats and booties that we give to hospitals, so midwives can give them to new mothers who might need them.”

Jaki George, knitting group volunteer