South Waikato has a wonderful array of community groups who service the needs of the district. These groups are often made up of volunteers, which are an important part of the lifeblood of any community.

This section offers a recruitment tool for groups to advertise for volunteers and a place to register if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. Below are some of the key principles of volunteering...

  • Volunteering benefits the community and the volunteer
  • Volunteer work is unpaid
  • Volunteering is always a matter of choice
  • Volunteering is not compulsorily undertaken to receive pensions or government allowances.
  • Volunteering is a legitimate way in which citizens can participate in the activities of their community
  • Volunteering is a vehicle for individuals or groups to address human,environmental and social needs
  • Volunteering is an activity performed in the not-for-profit sector only
  • Volunteering is not a substitute for paid work
  • Volunteers do not replace paid workers nor constitute a threat to the job security of paid workers
  • Volunteering respects the rights, dignity and culture of others.