Give your time

Every volunteer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world.

Whatever skills, knowledge or spare time you have, you can play a vital part in this process. All we need is your passion.

If you don’t see a role below that fits in with your skills and availability, think big and get in touch anyway – we may have something else that suits you.





It’s an incredible feeling to be able reach out and help people on the other side of the world in what is quite possibly the worst moment of their lives. That’s why I support ShelterBox”.

Pam Furnish, ShelterBox volunteer

Which role is right for you?

Representing ShelterBox at events, or helping out is always easier with a bit of familiarity and training.

We will be running regular regional training in the North and South islands so we can keep everyone up to date on our latest work.

These training courses are ideal if you want to get involved in volunteering for us, or even for current volunteers looking to update their knowledge.

Look out for our monthly ShelterBox New Zealand Newsletter – you’ll always feel up to date and part of our supporter community.


ShelterBox Team Volunteer

Looking to volunteer with ShelterBox New Zealand in a more casual manner? Join the ShelterBox Volunteer team and help out with yearly campaigns and one time events. As a team volunteer, you may be called on to assist with various events or to advocate and fundraise during a major disaster time.

Apply here



Rotary Club Champion

The Rotary Club Champion is a volunteer position specifically made for Rotarians. Club Champions are people who share our passion for ensuring no family is without shelter and share that message within their own Rotary Club.

Champions aim to deliver increased awareness about ShelterBox within their Club and act as the main point-of-contact between the Club,  ShelterBox New Zealand and local Ambassadors and volunteers.

Apply here


ShelterBox Response Team Member

ShelterBox prides itself on getting aid directly to the people who need it most. One of the ways we achieve this is through our ShelterBox Response Teams. Conditions in the field can be very basic and deploying with our aid into remote and chaotic environments is not for the faint-hearted.

The application and selection process for ShelterBox Response Team Members takes anywhere from six months to a year.

Apply here

Join the team

Don't see a role that works for you or have questions? Please, get in touch!

If you would like to register your interest in volunteering with us, please complete the form below and you will be notified as soon as opportunities are available.

If you are not based in New Zealand but would like to find out if there are volunteer roles available in your country, please take a look at our affiliates.

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More ways to get involved

News breaks first on our social media accounts, so search for us there to find out first.

We also frequently set up volunteer workshops, so look out for our announcements.

Routine checks

You could be helping in diverse situations with different people, so we may arrange a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for certain volunteer roles. Thanks for your understanding.