Volunteer in your community

Here are some ways you can make a difference either on your own, or with your family, workmates, neighbours, and other people like you.

Art Gallery

Share your passion for art by becoming part of our volunteer guide team, leading daily tours and assisting with school programme.

Civil Defence

Assist your local community in the event of an emergency as a welfare volunteer or response team volunteer.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

The Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens provide services that benefit the day-to-day functions of the Gardens.

Council events

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

Friends of the Library

Support Christchurch City Libraries by helping to organise the Annual Book Sale, book talks with local authors and other fundraising events.


Off the Wall is a volunteer-based graffiti removal programme that supports individuals and communities.

Parks and gardens

Learn new skills, meet new people and be active and healthy while learning about your parks and contributing to the environment.

Volunteering Canterbury

Volunteering Canterbury represents a range of charities that offer diverse volunteer roles for both individuals and groups.