Welcome to Volunteer Western Bay of Plenty
Volunteer Western Bay of Plenty (Volunteer WBOP) is one of 20 Volunteer Centres in the country and a member of Volunteer New Zealand. We provide a range of services to support and promote volunteering, including:
• Linking potential volunteers and organisations.
• Providing a range of training relating to voluntary work.
• Providing news and information to our community about volunteering and new developments.
• Promoting the value of volunteering by showing our appreciation. One of the ways we do this is through awards for individual volunteers and organisations.
The community and voluntary sector is a powerful social network bringing people together to develop strong communities. Volunteers are like social entrepreneurs, their input contributes to changes in the community, but they also bring diversity, personality, history and experiences to their role and valuable connections to their community and their whanau.
Volunteer Western Bay of Plenty offers great rewards to the community with its base of skilled and keen volunteer's ready to assist you in jobs that you have. The benefits of volunteer work are tremendous and for some volunteers life changing. For example many of our volunteers are at the cross roads of their next career move and have a plethora of skills that they can use. Often they are looking for a new direction and have a willingness to try environments that they may not have been in before.
If you would like to join the world of volunteering call into our office at the Historic Village complex in 17th Avenue or register online. Similarly if you are a not-for-profit organisation or you would like to be affiliated to us so that you are able to tap into our pool of talent, call us on 07 5713714 to discuss how we can help you. Our office is open for general enquiries from 10am - 2pm (Monday - Thursday) or by appointment.