Volunteering is work people do in their own time for free. It’s a positive way to contribute to society by giving time and skills to help other people! It’s most commonly for non-profit community groups that provide much-needed services to New Zealanders. And, it’s seen as part of our culture!
You will receive an amazingly rewarding feeling when you volunteer knowing you are helping local communities in New Zealand! However, there are so many more reasons why you should volunteer:
If you hold a student, visitor or work visa, you may be able to volunteer. However, you must not receive any payment or reward that can be valued in terms of money, like accommodation or food, for the work you do as a volunteer.
There are so many opportunities to be a volunteer in New Zealand. From counselling and support services to animal welfare and helping out with conservation organisations. First, you need to identify what you enjoy doing, and what new skills you would like to learn or develop.