Volunteers Wanted

Family Planning: Programme Officer - Wellington

  • Permanent/part time and two year fixed term/full time
  • International development - Sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Pacific focus


Family Planning is New Zealand’s leading sexual and reproductive health service provider. We believe everyone should have access to quality services and information so they can make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

Our International Programmes unit works closely with colleagues and partners in the Pacific to increase access to sexual and reproductive health information and services. Through research, projects and advocacy we work to support people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.


Family Planning is looking for two Programme Officers to join our International Programmes team based in central Wellington. These roles offer a unique opportunity to make a difference to sexual and reproductive health, in an international development context. There will be some overseas travel involved, sometimes to remote locations and developing countries.

Programme Officer – permanent role

This is a permanent, part time role offering 24 hours each week. This role provides secretariat support services for the NZ Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development and contributes to other aspects of Family Planning’s International Programmes unit.

Programme Officer - fixed term role

This is a two year fixed term role offering full time hours. This role be responsible for managing the Vanuatu international development programme and contributing to other aspects of Family Planning’s International Programmes unit.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • Previous international development experience.
  • A qualification in development studies or other similar field.
  • An understanding of issues relating to sexual and reproductive health.
  • Proven communication and relationship-building skills, particularly cross-culturally.

Family Planning has a commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi. We are an EEO employer and a registered charity.


Applications close Wednesday 25 April
For more information, click here.

Christian World Service: Database Administrator and Website Assistant - Christchurch

Christian World Service is seeking someone to maintain its database, assist with the website, and perform general administrative duties, including IT support.

The ideal person will have:

  • Experience in the maintenance of a database (familiarity with Raisers Edge database would be a significant advantage)
  • Ability to analyse data to demonstrate a trend
  • Experience in website development, maintenance and content design
  • Knowledge of office procedures
  • IT knowledge and skills
  • At least four years administration experience

The position is based in Christchurch and is full time (37.5hrs).

CWS is the justice aid and development agency of New Zealand Churches. It works with local partners in developing countries and provides assistance when disasters strike. CWS advocates for action on poverty, peace and justice. It respects and responds to need regardless of race or religion.

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Job description and information about how to apply can be obtained from Pauline McKay National Director.

Applications close 27 April 2018.
For more information, click here.


World Vision: Social Media Manager - Auckland

We are looking for an experienced, creative and strategic Producer to lead World Vision’s social media.

  • You will be a compelling story teller, passionate about using social media to influence change and win the hearts and minds of Kiwis.
  • You will execute high profile campaigns and will have a portfolio of those you have already successfully planned, executed and evaluated.
  • Innovation and digital disruption will be core to your work.
  • You will be connected to social influencers, understand digital marketing, and have a flair for targeting audiences across channels.
  • Previous experience developing social media strategies is essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver relevant, compelling and engaging day to day content
  • Plan and execute ground breaking, creative social campaigns which amplify World Visions voice
  • Keep across global current affairs and position World Vision within these where relevant
  • Collaborate with staff, volunteers and supporters to find and leverage great stories
  • Ensure social media content meets World Vision standards in terms of quality, accuracy, brand, tone, style and adherence to policies.

You will need to have:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience producing social media content, including the use, creation and management of social media platforms/accounts
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write, edit and proof-read quality written content
  • Experience with analytics tools
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline
  • Enjoy collaborating and working within a team
  • An understanding and affinity with World Vision’s mission and core values

Applications close 27 April 2018.
For more information, click here.


Fred Hollows: Programme and Data Administrator - Auckland

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has an opportunity available for a Programme & Data Administrator to join our Auckland based Programme team.

Join us, and become part of the team restoring sight to the needlessly blind across the Pacific.

Own this newly created role – Data & admin whiz required!

A rare entry level ‘foot-in-the-door’ to development.  Help us end avoidable blindness in the Pacific

Reporting to the Legal & Development Effectiveness Manager, this position is an essential role; directly contributing to the impact measurement of our programme activities.

Knowledge of, or experience in International development in a Pacific regional context would be an advantage.

Apart from ensuring accurate data collection and recording, the Programme & Data Administrator will support the Programmes team by coordinating organisational travel, risk and security activities.

Add to this, assistance with Auckland Programme based activities; this is a busy and exciting role where familiarity with, and or experience working with Pacific communities is essential.

This position calls for strong logic, analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Clinical, Workforce & Graduates data collection and entry
  • Risk and security activity coordination, note taking and record keeping
  • Assistance in ensuring policy and procedure compliance
  • Support staff to achieve Health & Safety at Work objectives

You will have:

  • Knowledge/experience of developing dashboards, preferably using Tableau
  • Up to date with information management best practices and technologies
  • Ability to gain cooperation from all staff in implementation of new procedures
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a confidential manner

Applications close 29 April 2018

For more information, and to apply click here.


 Oxfam: Advocacy & Campaigns Director - Wellington

We need a dynamic, strategic and hands-on leader for our Advocacy and Campaigns Director role. You would be joining the Executive Leadership Team for Oxfam New Zealand, an independent NZ Charity. We are looking for a curious thinker, one who is comfortable leading in complexity and relishes a challenge.

Heading a small team of Wellington and Auckland based specialists/interns, you will be responsible for delivering our strategic advocacy and campaigning objectives. This includes leading on the A & C strategy ‘Influence for Justice’ which prioritises Climate Change and Inequality.

This entails: building the research and policy analysis as the evidence base for effective influencing key decision makers; partnering with the advocates living in low income countries, our supporters and the NZ public to raise their voices against the injustice of poverty; and supporting Oxfam in the Pacific’s strategic influencing goals in the Pacific region.

Oxfam is a global movement of inspirational people working together for a future without injustice or poverty. Oxfam leads global and local campaigns to change unjust policies and structures that keep people in poverty; advocating alongside the marginalised in low income countries so their voice can influence local and global decisions that affect them.

A strategic thinker, effective communicator, wily advocate and passionate believer in the power of social change, you will also have:

  • Proven experience of leading policy and/or advocacy & campaigning activities that have influenced government and/or corporate policy;
  • Strong experience of research and policy analysis, preferably on issues relevant to Oxfam’s priority advocacy goals;
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing public campaigns/social marketing using technology to link advocacy/policy change to public campaigning/community activism;
  • A good understanding of international development issues and of the cultural, economic, environmental and social context in New Zealand & the wider Pacific;
  • Evidenced skills in debating, public speaking and media interviews;
  • Financial competence and staff management experience;
  • A demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values and mission.

We offer flexibility of hours, great work culture and an amazing global Oxfam network. Join us!


Applications close: 30 April 2018

For more information, click here. 



VSA: Programme Managers – Pacific Programme - Vanuatu

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We bring together New Zealanders and our Asia-Pacific neighbours to share their skills and experience, working to transform lives and create a fair future for all.

Programme Managers – Pacific Programme

Join the staff of VSA with dynamic two to three year fixed term salaried positions. As Programme Manager based in a range of locations across the Pacific, you’ll be VSA’s representative managing the delivery of a high quality international development programme. A key responsibility of these overseas postings will be to lead the strategic direction of the location’s programme, with oversight from VSA’s Director International Development who is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

In these roles, you’ll draw on your expertise in relationship building to develop meaningful partnerships with local organisations. You will walk alongside them to identify ways in which VSA volunteers could contribute to upskilling, coaching, mentoring and developing those partner organisations to achieve their vision for a better future. You’ll also provide guidance and support to individual VSA volunteers and will oversee their logistical support needs with assistance from the local country programme staff who are based in the individual country you will be positioned in.

These overseas postings require experienced managers with an adventurous spirit, who enjoy a varied role and are excited by the opportunity to experience a different culture.

To be effective in these challenging and exciting roles, you’ll be a motivated self-starter with heaps of “can do” attitude and initiative, as well as:

  • proven management experience across a range of areas (especially people, strategic, finance and administration)
  • experience in developing, planning, coordinating and managing development programmes
  • highly effective interpersonal/relationship-building, communication and influencing skills
  • a tertiary qualification in international development or a similar discipline, or equivalent relevant expertise
  • sound understanding of development principles and the political, social, cultural and economic issues that are important to developing countries
  • the ability to relate well to people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds
  • successful experience in living and working in a developing country, preferably in the Pacific.

Only people with a current passport confirming New Zealand citizenship, or New Zealand permanent residency with a multiple re-entry permit, will be considered.

Applications close: 30 April 2018

For more information, click here.

World Vision: Executive Assistant - Auckland

Opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant to support the National Director and Board

  • A 'change the world' opportunity
  • Professional environment for New Zealand's pre-eminent international development charity
  • Competitive salary

World Vision New Zealand is the largest international humanitarian organisation in New Zealand, employing almost 100 staff and a large volunteer base. Last year alone, we helped 2.9 million children across 23 countries around the world.

Inspired by Christian values, we work to engage New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty and injustice. Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness, our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.

Working directly with the National Director, the Board and Senior Leadership Team in this varied role, you will be an expert in creating systems and managing priorities.

Our National Director will be relying on you to read the mood of the organisation and anticipate support needs. You will need that rare combination of being warm and able to build strong relationships, while being business-minded and able to protect the National Director's time. And you will need to be able to draft well-written communications and pull together presentations.

If that wasn't enough, you'll need to buy into our vision 100% and be passionate about helping us to achieve it. So if you think you can do all that, we need to hear from you!

Responsibilities are outlined on the job description; we can promise you that you won't be bored.

Here's what you'll need to have:

  • A bachelor's level degree or equivalent
  • At least 5 years in a professional office environment, including previous EA experience
  • Strong written communication skills - ability to draft written communications to a high standard
  • Sound judgement on when to act independently and when to refer back
  • Technology savvy and highly competent on standard Microsoft Office applications
  • Good organisation and priority management skills; efficient with the ability to deal with conflicting demands
  • Dedication to working with a collaborative approach by building relationships and participating as part of a team
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do' attitude and grace under pressure

This is an exciting opportunity to help make a difference in vulnerable children's lives around the world. World Vision is committed to developing its people at all levels and to being an employer of choice within the charity sector and the international community for vulnerable children.


Applications close: 11 May 2018

For more information, click here.


World Vision: Designer & Producer - Auckland

  • Use your creative flair to lead the repositioning of World Vision in the New Zealand
  • Work with inspiring images and content from all over the world
  • Put your skills to use for good at NZ's largest Non-Governmental Organisation

We are after an engaging and creative Designer/Producer to work with the team in developing and rolling out refreshed and revitalised brand guidelines across all our channels, as well as producing a range of different marketing materials to service the wider organisation ongoing.

We want someone who will bring the World Vision brand to life in all the materials that we produce, and work closely with the team to ensure our brand is consistent, creative, and captivating.

You'll be joining a team that is committed to engaging New Zealanders in the fight against global poverty, inequality, and injustice. World Vision is the largest overseas humanitarian organisation in New Zealand with over 100 staff throughout the country and all our staff are committed to making a real difference in people's lives.

As a creative all-rounder, you'll be able to:

  • Work with the team on the implementation and best-practise recommendations for brand guidelines development and roll-out
  • Design and produce marketing communication collateral and service the wider organisation's design requirements from conception to completion across multiple applications
  • Work closely with internal clients, suppliers and other stakeholders to fully understand all design requirements and advise on best-practise design principles
  • Design and produce digital media assets
  • Service the wider organisation's digital media requirements through the production of on-brand digital marketing assets
  • Work cross-culturally and cross-functionally, bringing people together to achieve great results

Get in touch if you have:

  • Design qualification
  • Minimum of at least 3 years' experience working within an agency or in-house studio with strong attention to detail, ability to work to deadlines, and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Must have HTML5 design and build experience
  • Photography and videography skills preferred
  • Intermediate level Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, junior level Adobe Edge Animate, and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • An understanding and affinity with World Vision's mission and core values

World Vision are committed to developing its people at all levels and to being an employer of choice within the charity sector and the international community for vulnerable children.

This is an incredible opportunity if you want the work you do to help change the lives of the world's most vulnerable children!


Applications close: 18 May 2018

For more information, click here.



Oxfam: Fundraiser - Auckland

We have awesome fundraising positions available now!

Currently we have a number of positions available in Street and Event fundraising, Door to Door fundraising and Telephone Fundraising. The best part is you can pick your preference of where you would like to start your incredible journey with our fundraising family!

As a fundraiser, your role is to inform, inspire and mobilise Kiwis to support Oxfam’s work by recruiting new regular givers.

We’re looking for people to join our team who have:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to people
  • A love of talking and meeting new people
  • Great positive attitude
  • Passion and drive
  • Desire to make a difference every day to people in need

We would love to hear from you if:

  • You’re bored of the daily 9-5 grind
  • Are fed up with being told you don’t have enough experience to get the job you want
  • You want to have some fun and energy injected into your day
  • You want a great team around to support you
  • You’re the type of person that wants to feel good at the end of the day
  • You are wanting more than minimum wage and at least 35 hours a week
  • You want the option and ability to progress

For more information, click here.



Oxfam: Key Relationship Executive - Auckland

At Oxfam, we’re ending the injustice of poverty. For everyone. For good. Now we just need you.

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to lead the implementation of an ambitious fundraising programme soliciting major gifts?
  • Are you a self-driven individual with exceptional skills in relationship building and account management?
  • Passionate about ending the injustice of poverty?

We have an opening in our Fundraising team for a self-motivated person with excellent relationship management skills.

The role

As Key Relationships Executive you will be soliciting gifts from high net-worth individuals in support of Oxfam’s work. By exhibiting the highest level of tact, business acumen, negotiation skills and diplomacy you will expand your portfolio of high net-worth individuals and improve relations with existing supporters. Prospecting, independently representing Oxfam and soliciting support from potential high net-worth individuals will come natural to you.

Our ideal candidate will have…

  • A passion for social justice and be knowledgeable about development work
  • Experience in fundraising and/or account management
  • Excellent communications and relationship management skills
  • Confidence and the ability to work as an effective team player
  • A demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values of courage, justice and connectedness

For more information, click here.


Caritas Aoteatora NZ: Key Roles–Communications, Marketing and Fundraising - Wellington

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand ( is the Catholic Church’s agency for justice, peace, development and emergency relief. Caritas is inspired by the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, and has a long history of responding positively and proactively to poverty and injustice in the world. Caritas, affiliated to the 165 member Caritas Internationalis confederation, supports the work of partners in poor and marginalised communities, responds to disasters and carries out education and advocacy on local and global social justice issues. In its mission, Caritas seeks to demonstrate “love in action”.


Caritas is now seeking applications for two roles in the Community Engagement team.

Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Advisor
In this full time role reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, you will:

  • Write, design and distribute regular publications and marketing collateral to enable Caritas to communicate effectively with stakeholder groups;
  • Take responsibility for strategic communications initiatives and take the lead in delivering Caritas’ digital and social media engagement strategy;
  • Be a skilled writer, have broad experience in publications and be familiar with effective campaign management to ensure that engagement with Caritas’ stakeholders is achieved;
  • Understand direct marketing fundraising and donor management in a not for profit setting.

Communications and Marketing Assistant
In this part time (0.5) role reporting to the Communications, Marketing and Fundraising Advisor, you will:

Support the preparation and design of regular publications to enable Caritas to communicate effectively with stakeholder groups;

  • Assist with communications initiatives and play a leading role in maintaining Caritas’ digital and social media channels;
  • Support appeals and campaigns work as well as donor relations activities;
  • Have experience in publication design, web-based communication and social media engagement strategies.

As valued members of the Community Engagement team you will be committed to the vision, mission and values of Caritas and understand the requirements of working in a diverse, faith-based environment.

In addition you will demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and have the capacity to apply Catholic social teaching in working for justice and peace.

These are challenging and rewarding roles in an organisation addressing poverty, advocating for environmental justice, partnering with indigenous peoples, responding to crises and connecting with communities.

If you have a passion to make a meaningful difference, believe that you have what it takes to contribute to our team and are looking for an exciting new role we want to hear from you.


For more information, click here.


International Development Young Professionals Network NZ: Board Members - Auckland



1. Position description for the VICE CHAIR:

  • Works closely with the Chair and performs duties assigned by the Chair.
  • Attends and assists at all meetings, presides at organization meetings in absence of Chair, and provides follow-up to organizational tasks.
  • Performs Chair’s duties in absence of Chair.
  • Engages personal network of co-workers and friends about the group, and supports all group members as they engage their own networks about the Group.
  • Personally meets with anyone interested in joining the Group, and personally welcomes all new Group members.
  • Helps Chair manage financial matters pertaining to the Group.
  • Attends all Group events and personally welcomes attendees.

2. Position description for the MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR:

  • Answers all Group membership questions.
  • Creates and maintains a list of group members.
  • Engages personal network of co-workers and friends about the group, and supports all Group members as they engage their own networks about the Group.

3. Position description for COMMUNICATIONS & AWARENESS CO-CHAIR:

  • Works to promote the Group and post relevant articles on Social Media.
  • Works with the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Membership Co-Chair to create internal and external Group communications.
  • Manages the marketing activities for events.
  • Works closely with event Co-Chairs.
  • Logs attendance and minutes at meetings.

4. Position description for the EVENTS CO-CHAIR:

  • Responsible for planning and organizing group events.
  • Regularly updates the Group on the event planning progress for an event at Group meetings.
  • Organizes Group members to ask businesses for venue or in-kind donations for events.
  • Manages financial matters pertaining to events.
  • Maintains a financial history of events.
  • Works with Communications & Awareness Co-Chair to market event.

5. Position description for the BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR:

  • Develops and sustain relationships with local businesses.
  • Identifies businesses in the area that could donate space or other in-kind donations for events.
  • Represents Group at local businesses.
  • Works with other Group members as they engage local businesses.


  • Seek new members and work to maintain current membership.
  • Be open to input, opinions and new ideas.
  • Greet members at meetings and make them feel welcome.
  • Make preparations for new leaders at end of the term, including reserving ample time for mentoring.
  • Recognize fellow Group members for achievement and commitment.

For more information, click here.


Amnesty International: Office Coordinator - Auckland

The Office Coordinator is responsible for the administrative and operational delivery across Amnesty International New Zealand. This is a predominately internal-facing role that enables our staff and Governance Team to do their best work every day.

We all like to think the office runs like a well-oiled machine, but someone is cranking the gears behind the scenes. That person will be you – nestled within the fun Operations Team.

The key parts of this role are:

  • General administrative and operational support
  • Financial administration (accounts payable, payroll)
  • Office upkeep and supplier coordination
  • Governance liaison, logistics and administrative support

We want to hear from you if you have done a role like this before for at least 3 years and are:

  • Committed to the work and values of Amnesty International
  • Enthusiastic, hilarious and resilient to stress
  • Efficient, and love being busy and assisting people

Then, when you top it off with these skills for good measure, you’ll probably be:

  • knowledgeable of accounting processes and systems.
  • a star communicator, problem solver and skilled negotiator
  • able to take initiative, back yourself and self-manage a wide portfolio
  • able to ensure things get done, even if you are relying on other people to do them.
  • discrete and confidential where necessary
  • A whiz at using and learning a wide range of office computer systems.

It suffices to say that you will be an all-round superstar and we would love to have you join the Amnesty team. In return we’ll provide;

  • All the tools for the job (phone, training and a lovely spot in our Auckland CBD office)
  • An extra day off for your birthday
  • Flexibility on start and finish times
  • A supportive culture where humour is a currency
  • Salary between $45,200 – $48,000 per year

Dependent on the quality of applicants, we reserve the right to close the role early, so get in quick with your application.


For more information, click here.


Fairtrade: Alliance Officer - Suva, Fiji

Based in Fiji, you will provide remote support to the Strategic Partnership Manager to maintain existing relationships with strategic partners based in in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Pacific Islands Countries; identify opportunities for new alliances with industry and sector organisations that support the economic and social development of Pacific smallholders, and develop strategies to foster a consistent and proactive framework for the development strategic partnerships in the region.

For more information, click here.


Oxfam NZ: Telefundraisers - Auckland 

Fundraising opportunity available!

Our telefundraising team is growing rapidly! To keep up with this growth, we are currently recruiting fundraisers (no experience necessary!) with passion, energy and drive to work for one of the world’s biggest development organisations, Oxfam.

As a fundraiser, your role is to inform, inspire and mobilise Kiwis to support Oxfam’s work by recruiting new regular givers.

We’re looking to recruit telefundraisers who have:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to people
  • A love of talking and meeting new people
  • Great positive attitude
  • Passion and drive to meet targets
  • Desire to make a difference every day to people in need

Working Holiday Visa? No problem! We want to hear from you!

In return we can offer:

  • Competitive hourly rate starting at $20.20 an hour plus incentives!
  • Immediate starts
  • Monday to Friday work
  • Awesome team atmosphere
  • Opportunities for progression
  • All the training, coaching and support you need to succeed

Help to build a world free from poverty now!
For more information, click here.


Greenpeace: Telefundraisers - Auckland

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs a voice like yours.

We need passionate, inspiring folk to help us spread the word about our campaigns and empower others to create change. By contacting people who have already registered an interest in Greenpeace, you will be giving your community an understanding of what we are about, inspiring and mobilising them to become a financial supporter.

We’d love to hear from you if you reckon you’re a people person through and through, and a strong communicator who enjoys speaking about issues you are passionate about. You are confident, self-motivated, and can handle rejection. Ideally, you have previous telefundraising or sales experience. You will be joining our like-minded, fun, energetic team who thrive in an environment where what they do has real value, and enjoy working to targets and reaching goals.

Greenpeace offers you:

  • A living wage of $20.20 per hour, bonuses for reaching you targets and plenty of non-financial rewards.
  • Work and play with a close knit team of inspiring, like-minded individuals
  • Being a part of shaping NZ and the world for the better
  • Fantastic opportunities for career development
  • A pretty funky office that’s centrally located
  • Adding one of the world's best known international NGOs to your CV

We are looking for people with:

  • Natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life and build instant rapport
  • Resilience to deal with the challenges this job throws at you
  • Belief in yourself to be able to inspire and motivate people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passion for the cause and a desire to make a positive difference

We will ensure you are fully supported with our ongoing training and coaching from our experienced fundraising team.


For more information, click here


RNZWCS Limited: Volunteers wanted - Pacific Islands

Rotary New Zealand are seeking volunteers - qualified plumbers, electricians and civil engineers for work in the Pacific Islands.

Would suit recently retired persons.

Please direct inquiries to


VSA: Volunteers for International Development

VSA assignments are created by local people in the wider Pacific to meet local needs. Our volunteers work alongside them, sharing their skills to make lasting change.

Currently, we are recruiting for:

  • Agriculture & Horticulture advisers
  • Architects
  • Mechanic & Plumber Trainers
  • Legal Advisers
  • WASH advisers
  • Quality Assurance advisers
  • Educational advisers and lecturers
  • Communications, marketing and fundraising specialists
  • Media Advisers
  • Business and finance advisers and mentors
  • IT and web development advisers
  • Health professionals (various disciplines)
  • Tourism advisers

To find out more about these roles and other VSA assignments we are currently recruiting for please visit VSA's vacancies page, as it is updated regularly with a variety of positions.