Standing with
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.

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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 – 20, a minimum of 3 hours is required and where possible we recommend a 9am start.

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 – 7.   Volunteer timings are 11:00am to 3:00pm on weekdays and 2.00pm to 6.00pm on weekends.

Please note: All volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

For further information please contact Anne Lawson volunteer coordinator.



Haeata breakfast shifts are a great way for individuals to get involved. Individual volunteers can sign up for shifts between 7am – 11am, Monday to Friday and from 9.30am to 1.00pm weekends and public holidays.

From time to time opportunities for individual volunteers will arise in our distribution centre and retail stores. The distribution centre requires assistance with sorting, stacking, cleaning and packing of donated goods. Our retail stores are located in K Road, Takapuna, Glen Innes and Grafton, jobs include customer service and sales promotion, sorting clean and organising.

For further information please contact Anne Lawson volunteer coordinator.

Apply to become a volunteer