Standing with
in Desperate need



The Mission utilizes 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.

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Each year we engage hundreds of volunteers at the Mission as part of a corporate or community group. We need your help year round in both our Distribution Centre and Haeata Community Centre.

Our distribution centre is located in Grafton. Group volunteers most often participate in packing emergency food parcels for struggling families, or sorting donated clothing and household items. The distribution centre is open Monday to Saturday and groups can volunteer between 9.00am – 3.30pm. This activity is suitable for groups from 3 – 15, a minimum of 3 hours is required and where possible we recommend a 9am start.

Distribution FAQ’s and how to book

Group volunteers help provide our essential daily meal service in our Haeata Community kitchen, onsite at 23 Union St. Volunteers help by preparing food for serving, serving food to our Homeless Community, and cleaning before, during and after service. Opportunities are available for smaller groups of 5 – 6.   Volunteer timings are 11:00am to 3:00pm on weekdays and 1.00pm to 6.00pm on weekends.

Haeata FAQ’s and how to book

For further information please contact Anne Lawson Volunteer Coordinator.


Every year we host over 1,600 families for Christmas lunch in Auckland, where we provide a place for people to come and enjoy some food and festivities at a time when they need it the most… and we need your help!

We have over 500 roles including, set-up crew, decorations, chef’s assistants, wait staff, Santa’s helpers,  welcome crew and more.

You will need to be 18 years or over to participate.  If you are interested in finding out a bit more or would like to register to be part of this amazing event, please get in touch!

For further information please contact Anne Lawson Volunteer Coordinator.


Retail Assistants

Seeking customer service stars to work in our K-Road and Glen Innes Opportunity Shops. This role involves customer service and sales as well as merchandise presentation. Hours by negotiation. Minimum age requirement 16 years.

Distribution Assistants

Seeking reliable people available on a regular basis to assist in our Distribution Centre located in Grafton. This roles offer a variety of activities from packing food parcels, assisting drivers with pick ups and deliveries, sorting clothing and donated household items. A good level of physical fitness is required.

Detox and Social Services Driver 

Seeking volunteers to assist at Detox centre in Avondale. You will need a full clean drivers licence and an ability to relate to people from all walks of life. This roles is direct interaction with our clients driving them on outings, to appointments and meetings. Hours and days will vary according to needs.

To APPLY please contact: Anne Lawson Volunteer Coordinator.


Anne Lawson | Volunteer Coordinator