Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference by giving time.

If you are interested in any of the volunteer positions or have a job or skill you would like to provide on a volunteer basis, please return the following form to or apply online below:

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Annual Appeal Collectors

The Vinnies Street Appeal is held on Friday 28 June 2019. This is the main fundraising event to raise much needed money for our free welfare services. If you have an hour or more to spare, we have collection points throughout the central CBD and surrounding suburbs.


Op Shop Assistant

Op Shop Assistants support the shop manager in their day-to-day activities of running an op shop. This includes displaying stock, processing purchases, customer service, sorting new donations and cleaning. We operate nine shops around Wellington. 


Warehouse Sorter

Based at the rear of our Newtown Op Shop, this role involves sorting incoming donations and clothing bales, organising good quality stock for shop managers to access with ease and general cleaning needs.


Van Assistant

This role is based from the Newtown Op Shop, but involves travelling throughout Wellington. The main duties involve assisting the Van driver in his day-to-day activities of running our pickup and delivery service, handyman duties and other customer service related tasks. Please note, this role requires a Police Vetting check.


Foodbank Assistant

Based in our Newtown office, this role involves organising the Vinnies Foodbank and being on hand to assist welfare clients when needed. Tasks include: creating food parcels for clients, helping clients customise their food parcel, portioning food, updating documentation, answering calls and keeping the Foodbank clean and tidy.


Vinnies Re Sew 

Vinnies Re Sew is a sustainable sewing initiative, focused on re-purposing the textile waste from our Op Shops. As well as making new products to both sell and provide for our own welfare needs, we aim to support individuals into employment or further education. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities within this project, from sewing tutoring, to admin and marketing and other roles.