Helping Aucklanders
in Desperate need



The Mission utilises the support of more than 4,000 volunteers every year. We simply could not run our services without the help of our wonderful volunteers and we are extremely grateful for any time spared to help us support people in desperate need.

Click here to view a recent news story about Mission volunteer drama tutor, Patrick Spillane.

Group Volunteers – Corporate or Community

Hundreds of people volunteer at the Mission every year as part of a corporate or community group. Group volunteers are most often engaged in packing emergency food parcels for struggling families, or sorting donated clothing and household items.

Both of these activities take place at our Distribution Centre in Grafton.

Please note: All volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Opportunities do not generally exist for group volunteers to work directly with clients.

To schedule your group of 3-20 people to volunteer at the Mission’s Distribution Centre, please email your details to the fundraising team.


Individual Volunteers

Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering at the Auckland City Mission.  Your offer of support and assistance is much appreciated.

Volunteer drivers needed for Social Detoxification

The Mission provides a range of services for people struggling with addiction, including assessments, a residential social detoxification centre (‘Elm Street’) and a team of Community Alcohol & Drug Workers. Volunteers play a vital role in assisting our social detoxification team and clients.

We are looking for some volunteer drivers: Tuesdays  6pm-9pm, Thursdays 7pm-9pm. Ideally you would be available to start 24th of January and be available weekly

Requirements are that you would be over the age of 18, with a clean full driver’s licence, and the ability to drive a 10 seater van. If you are currently in recovery or have had addictions in the past, we require 2 years of clean time.

Apply for Social Detoxification driver