Register your interest in helping create lifelong memories and experiences by volunteering at a Council event.

Get involved with your community by supporting local events or programmes like Culture Galore or Leisure Club, to larger city-wide events. Our volunteers are crucial to making these programmes and events happen.


Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the events you love. Volunteers are needed on a case-by-case basis for specific events to help with setting up, preparing activities and assisting the event organisers.

Walk 'n Talk programme

Walk ’n Talk programmes aim to encourage local people to get active, find out what is happening in their local community, connect, and encourage life-long learning. An experienced walk leader takes the group on a 30-40 min walk. An informative talk follows the walk as set out in the programme. Volunteers assist the walk leader in running the weekly programme.

Leisure Club

Leisure Club opens up new and exciting opportunities for older adults to enjoy leisure and community involvement. The programme features gentle exercise, games, ten pin bowling, indoor bowls, guest speakers, mystery tours, outings, and some art and crafts.

Programmes run each week and are a great way to meet new people and participate in exciting activities. Volunteers assist the Leisure Club programme supervisor in running the programmes and activities.

Personal details

Are you volunteering as an individual or group?

Experience and interests

Have you volunteered for Council events previously?
Do you have any event experience?
What areas interest you when volunteering?
What events are you interested to volunteer at?

Police vetting

As part of being a volunteer for Council, you are required to be vetted by the Police within the last 3 years.

Do you hold a current NZ Police Vetting check?

Please complete and attach an NZ Police Vetting application form(external link).

Alternatively, this can be completed at a later date by emailing it to

Please note that Police Vetting checks can take up to 6 weeks to be completed.