We are urging people to consider volunteering for New Zealand Red Cross to help deliver on our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.

We currently have a critical need to recruit volunteers to deliver meals on wheels, aid our disaster response and recovery efforts, support our refugees and help assist in our Red Cross shops.

While you’ll be offering your valuable skills and experience, for many of our volunteer positions you’ll also receive training. And in all our roles, you’ll be supported by other experienced volunteers or Red Cross staff. 

Urgent need for Meals on Wheels drivers

Our volunteers are the backbone of this service, and we couldn’t continue deliveries without them. We need your help. We have a shortage of volunteers and a critical need to make sure we increase the number of drivers in the following areas: 

South Auckland 

  • We need 70 volunteer drivers for delivery runs in Māngere, Mangere Bridge, Mangere East, Papatoetoe, Ōtahuhu and Mt Wellington (meal pick-up point is Middlemore Hospital). 

       APPLY IN SOUTH AUCKLAND

Hastings

  • We need five to ten drivers for delivery runs in Hastings (meal pick-up point is Hawke's Bay Hospital). 

       APPLY IN HASTINGS

Palmerston North

  • We are looking for friendly volunteer drivers to deliver meals in Palmerston North. Shifts start and end at the meal pick up point in Palmerston North. We need 11 volunteers each day.

       APPLY IN Palmerston North

Christchurch - Middleton

  • We need eight delivery drivers daily for delivery runs in Middleton and surround areas in Christchurch. Shifts start and end at the meal pick up point on Birmingham Drive.

       APPLY IN Christchurch - Middleton

Urgent need for volunteer retail assistants

We are facing a critical shortage of volunteers within our Red Cross Shops which puts the vital services we provide to vulnerable communities at risk. With thousands of donated items waiting to be processed and sold, the urgent need for volunteers to help sort, price, and sell these items is more pressing than ever.

Recruiting volunteers in our most critical areas of need will enable the Red Cross to continue generating funds to support our humanitarian programs. We currently need Red Cross shop volunteers in the following areas:

Porirua

  • We are urgently looking for friendly and reliable volunteers for our newly opened Porirua Red Cross Shop. We are looking for volunteers to support us and our friendly team during shop hours Mon - Sun 9am - 5pm. We have morning and afternoon shifts available. Hit the 'Apply' button to become part of our new team!

       APPLY IN porirua

Hamilton - Five Cross Roads

  • We are urgently looking for friendly and reliable volunteers for our Hamilton Five Cross Roads Red Cross Shop in Endelery. We need three volunteers every morning and three every afternoon. Right now we have a high need for volunteers available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.

       APPLY IN Five cross roads

 

Morrinsville

  • We are urgently looking for friendly and reliable volunteers for our Morrinsville Red Cross Shop. We need two volunteer every morning and two every afternoon. Right now we have a high need for volunteers available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

       APPLY IN Morrinsville

Christchurch - Woolston

  • We are urgently looking for friendly and reliable volunteers for our Christchurch Woolston Red Cross Shop. We need four volunteers every morning and four every afternoon. Right now we have a high need for volunteers who are available on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays.

       APPLY IN Woolston

Invercargill

  • We are urgently looking for friendly and reliable volunteers for our Invercargill Red Cross Shop. We need four volunteers every morning and one or two every afternoon.

       APPLY IN invercargill

Sandringham

  • We are urgently looking for friendly and reliable volunteers for our Sandringham Red Cross Shop. We have a high need for volunteers available on Mondays. Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.

       APPLY IN Sandringham

Onehunga

  • We are urgently looking for friendly and reliable volunteers for our Onehunga Red Cross Shop Super Store. We need four volunteers every morning and four every afternoon. Right now, we have a high need for volunteers who are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays.

       APPLY IN onehunga

Urgent need for refugee support volunteers

By becoming a Refugee Support volunteer, you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of former refugees, helping them navigate the resettlement process and rebuild their lives in their new community.

We urgently need volunteers to help former refugees settle and feel at home in Aotearoa New Zealand in the following areas:

Blenheim

  • We are keen to meet up with people who can give some time in supporting a new family of Former Refugees as they settle in the area.

       APPLY IN BLENHIEM

Palmerston North

  • We are looking for people like you to welcome, support and settle new former refugee families and individuals arriving and joining our Palmerston North community.

       APPLY IN pALMERSTN NORTH

Invercargill

  • We are looking for more volunteers to join our team to support the arrival of former refugee families to Invercargill.

       APPLY IN Invercargill

Wellington

    • We are looking for people like you to welcome, support and settle new former refugee families and individuals arriving and joining our Wellington community.

       APPLY IN Wellington

Nelson

  • We are keen to meet up with people who can give some time in supporting a new family of Former Refugees as they settle in the area.

       APPLY IN Nelson

Urgent need for disaster welfare support volunteers

As the threat of natural disasters and humanitarian crises continues to loom over New Zealand, the need for dedicated Disaster Response volunteers at New Zealand Red Cross has never been more pressing. 

We critically need volunteers to help people prepare for disasters and to get through when an emergency or disaster happens. We are urgently seeking volunteers in the following areas:

Whangārei 

  • We have a high need for committed, multi-skilled volunteers for our Disaster Welfare and Support Team in Whangarei. The team trains fortnightly on a Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm.

       APPLY IN WHANGAREI

Tauranga

  • We are looking for highly committed, multi-skilled volunteers for our Disaster Welfare and Support Team in Tauranga. The team trains regularly in Greerton. 

       APPLY IN TAURANGA

For more information 

  • When you volunteer for Red Cross, you’re becoming a member of an internationally recognised movement for good. Find out about volunteering for New Zealand Red Cross, what you can do and why it’s good for you too.  

Find out more about volunteering at Red Cross

  • Call us on 0800 REDCROSS to find our more about volunteering as a Red Cross volunteer today.