There are a variety of ways that you might consider donating your time to support our work. For many, volunteering is a way of giving back to an organisation that may have assisted them or a family member. For others, it’s a feel-good factor knowing that they are making a difference. Whatever your motivation we would welcome you with open arms.
Some of the ways you can help are office administration, fundraising, advocacy, youth awareness, support group activities (digital and face-to-face), consumer groups, and our Peer Support Service.
Download the Volunteer Application Form to indicate what you would like to help us with and how often you are available, or if you would like to talk to us about volunteering please call 0800 663 463 and speak to the Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Read our Volunteer Stories
A physiotherapist from P2 Physio and Podiatry came to talk to the Otaki Support Group about managing their arthritis.
Karen from Dunedin is retired after many years working in and around the health care sector. She has Osteoarthritis and CPPD and wants government to know the barriers that having arthritis gives people.
Jasmine White (18) has Rheumatoid Arthritis. As a first-time voter she is excited to be involved and participate in this year’s election.
Zachariah Reuelu works for Arthritis New Zealand as the Community Development Coordinator for Pacific Peoples and we asked him why he sees his work as an important part of who he is. "My community wellbeing is important to me especially a healthy community that has...
Peg and Jack are Arthritis New Zealand Board Members, both has arthritis, and both understand the importance of the organisation. Read their stories.
Valerie Milne has been key in advising Arthritis New Zealand to develop and input a peer support programme for the newly diagnosed.
Volunteering and working with children and teens with arthritis is a special kind of volunteering role as it helps the youngsters understand and connect.
Our Fundraising Database Administrator* started off as a volunteer for Arthritis New Zealand, soon after having moved to the country from Mumbai, India, ten years ago. After 2 months living in her new house and new country she needed a new challenge and so she signed...
Simon and David noticed a need for lower IT costs in the non-profit sector in New Zealand after they formed GoCloud 4 years ago with the mission to provide great IT services.
Meet Tessa, Hannah and Laura, the volunteers that help engage with our digital communities. In Hannah's words, online/digital support is great in that it can provide real-time peer advice or support when needed – even if that is in the middle of the night, which is...
“I loved reading the volunteer news in e-news. Good to know that our work matters.” – Volunteer