Resources for Volunteers

This page contains PDF and link information that is of use to volunteers, or those considering volunteering.

Guidelines for volunteering during Covid-19 outbreak
A quick guide on staying safe as an essential services volunteer.

Volunteer Welcome Pack
All the basic information you need to start your volunteering journey. You will find a brief description of your legal rights as a volunteer, what you should expect to be your responsibilities, generic health and safety information that applies to most volunteers, helpful links, and contact details for VM staff.

Resource - Volunteer Role Categories
A great resource to view if you are not sure what you would like to do or to see ways in which you can support the community.

Health & Safety Rules for Volunteering Through Volunteer Marlborough
It is important to Volunteer Marlborough that all of the volunteers we work with or refer have a safe and enjoyable experience whilst undertaking their voluntary roles.

Fact Sheet - Do I Need a Work Permit?
If you want to volunteer in New Zealand, it is wise to check the fine print first.

Poster - Volunteer Rights and Responsibilities
Quick information on your rights and responsibilities as a volunteer (ACC, Health and Safety, freedom from harassment and discrimination, travel reimbursement, and insurance). Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information in this leaflet is accurate and up to date, Volunteer Marlborough can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies. This is a summary of the important matters you need to know about, but is not an exhaustive guide.
The Volunteering New Zealand website (click here) has some more in-depth information on this topic.
We also recommend you contact Community Law Marlborough or your own solicitor if you require further information or if you have questions.
This resource was last updated September 2021.

WorkSafe Fact Sheet - HSWA Information for Volunteers
The obligations, duties, and rights contained in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) make it clear that everyone has a role to play in ensuring health and safety at work. This fact sheet explains how HSWA applies to volunteers.

How to Book an Appointment via Facebook
An infographic showing how to book an appointment via our main Facebook page

10 Volunteering Myths Busted

20 Reasons to Volunteer