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Volunteering at Unitec

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Unitec is building its Volunteer community! We partner with the Not-for-Profit sector and promote opportunities for students. During times of uncertainty such as Covid 19, Volunteering is more valuable than ever before. On this page you will find information about the value of Volunteering and how you can get involved, whether you are a student or a Volunteer Organisation. 

Why should students consider Volunteering? 

  • Provides experience that adds value to your CV
  • Utilises your strengths and knowledge while gaining new skills 
  • Can provide course related experience 
  • Builds your confidence 
  • Provides an opportunity to meet new people and build your networks
  • Feels good while giving back to community and having FUN!

Click on the logos to find out about current opportunities

Volunteering Auckland is dedicated to Leadership, Support and Promotion of Volunteering.





CFNZ Auckland Branch works to support and improve the quality of life for peole with cystic fibrosis and their families within the greater




Engage the Asian community in Central Auckland to be more active in sport and physical activities.

Volunteer opportunities include weekly community sport volunteering, CreActive volunteering, sport event volunteering, and high quality student workshops.




Opportunities, to enhance the lives of people who have an intellectual impairment, through coaching in a range of sports, team management, IT, and club administration. You will be inspired!





Coastguard Northern Region saves lives at sea, it's a marine rescue organisation. Coastguard rescue boats go out, crewed by volunteers. The boats are organised by volunteer radio operators in the Coastguard operations room. A Coastguard plane goes up, crewed by volunteers, looking for the vessel in trouble. Through CNR a full time career in the Search and Rescue industry is possible. 


Habitat for Humanity We partner with local families to give them a hand up to achieve this through empowerment, advocacy, home repairs, free curtains much more. Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do and we host volunteers in our ReStore charity shops, on local build days or even helping out in our Curtain Bank. 





Team AKL is the volunteer group for major events run by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Becoming part of Team AKL gives you a chance to be at the heart of what’s going on in Auckland – meet new people, be at the centre of action at these great events, and help make Auckland a great place to live, work, study and visit. If you’re enthusiastic and passionate about exciting events and everything Auckland, we would like to hear from you.



We are New Zealand's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 5 to 26-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in our communities. Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we know that you will get every bit as much out of it as you put in.



Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital is an essential service seeking volunteers to connect with our residents for companionship post-outbreak.








Radio Lollipop is a charity that provides care, comfort and play to children in hospital. We are based at Starship Children's Hospital, Waitakere Hospital, Kidz First Middlemore Hospital, Manukau Super Clinic, Whangarei and Christchurch Hospitals. Our volunteers help to put a smile on faces of sick children, providing a much anticipated distraction to those whose days have been long and distressing. Through the combination of play, humour, laughter, music, visual arts/crafts, storytelling, broadcasting and just plain contact, Radio Lollipop brings relief and great results not only to patients but also to their families and the hospital staff.


Established in 2012, Fair Food is Auckland’s first food rescue charity.  We collect good fit to eat food from primary producers & retailers that would otherwise go to landfill, and redistribute it free of charge to people who struggle to put food on the table.
In other words, we feed people, not landfill.







St John Youth is one of the largest youth development organisations in New Zealand, with over 6,000 young people participating throughout the country.  We're looking for dedicated volunteers to mentor young people and teach life skills.







Star Jam: Where young New Zealanders with disabilities unleash their full potential through the magic of music, dance and performance.









Volunteer Expo

This annual event has been in the student calendar for over ten years.  Positive feedback from organisations, students and staff shows that it continues to be a valued event, with both new and returning organisations joining us. 
The Expo is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the volunteer sector and volunteer roles.   Come and be part of our Volunteering community by participating in our Expo and/or having a presence on our webpage! 

What's in it for Volunteer organisations?

  • Raise awareness and brand profile
  • Network with other organisations in the sector
  • Recruit new volunteers and access Unitec talent
  • Create meaningful opportunities for students 
  • Be part of a nationwide response to support people impacted by COVID-19

So come and be part of the Unitec Volunteering Community. Contact our Careers and Employability team for more information.