Orphans Aid wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the fantastic team of Volunteers we have who make themselves available week by week. We have over 50 Volunteers who contribute every week to the cause here in New Zealand.
Most of our Volunteers help out in our Opshops (Second-hand Stores) around the country or assist in our Queenstown office. If you are cheerful, eager to learn, honest and reliable please call in to one of our shops and pick up a Volunteer Form to apply for a role.
If you would like to Volunteer here in New Zealand in other ways please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Every week we get emails from people wanting to Volunteer in orphanages. We’d love to make an easy way for people to assist like this – but it isn’t a simple process.
With language barriers, cultural barriers and the need to protect the children, we unfortunately cannot place people on short term placements at this stage.
We know however, that there is tremendous value in visiting and volunteering at orphanage projects – particularly if you can go for a longer period of time. Orphans Aid started because someone took the time to show Sue van Schreven (Founder) around a town in Romania, and to show her the potential of what could be achieved. So we do recognise the importance of seeing the need first-hand.
In the past we have sent Volunteers, but at this time we are closed for any volunteer placements until we have staff to oversee this area. We need to make sure the Volunteer is well looked after and that there is adequate supervision in the country of placement.
In the meantime we would recommend organisations that specialise in overseas Volunteering such as Global Volunteer Network. This is also a New Zealand based organisation. Visit GlobalVolunteerNetwork.org for more information.
Please also make sure you Sign Up for our regular e-newsletter. When Volunteer opportunities become available we will let you know through this newsletter.
Our projects rely heavily on our supporters making a commitment to a regular sponsorship. To get started, please complete a Sponsorship Form or visit our Project Pages for detailed information about each project. All sponsors will receive a donation receipt. Donations given within New Zealand may be Tax Deductible for amounts of $5 and over. 100% of sponsorships funds are sent to be used at the chosen project you designate.
" Sue and Carl have the energy, determination, organisational skills and spiritual qualities to administer our funds, and giving the money is by far the easy part! I am grateful for people like this who think bigger than I could, to make a real difference to the lives of unloved, unwanted children wherever they are. We know Orphans Aid has very good management and genuine board members. This makes it easy to support them.