41 Perry St
Masterton 5810
06 929 0960
Wairarapa Volunteer Centre

Upcoming Events

Volunteering Awareness Evening

Thursday 19th October

6pm to 7pm

Wairarapa Community Centre, 41 Perry Street Masterton

Why come? Find out about volunteering opportunities? Not-for-profit organisations that needs volunteers? 

Find out how Volunteering Wairarapa can make it easy to help you with your volunteering needs.


RSVP to: admin@waivc.org.nz or phone 06 929 0960


Past Events


The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre kicked started National Volunteer Week with a special presentation at Solway Primary School on Monday 20 June. We presented students and parents with "Certificates of Recognition" for making time.

"Certificates of Recognition" were also presented to students and parents at Chanel College, Solway College and MIS.

We also held a FREE community BBQ outside PaperPlus Masterton on Tuesday 21 June. It was a great way to say THANKS to our wonderful Volunteers, Organisations and our Community for making time. We were lucky to have Breadcraft Wai Ltd, Masterton New World and Oasis Network Inc (Wairarapa) sponsor our BBQ. 



The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre in collaboration with the Wairarapa Youth Council are pleased to announce the winners of our Student Volunteer Week 2016 competition.

1st prize: Jake McIssac who won an Apple iPad mini kindly donated by the Wairarapa Youth Council. 

2nd prize: Caitlin Elliott who won a double pass to the movies kindly donated by the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre and the book “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch kindly donated by Paper Plus Masterton. 

3rd equal: Joanna Saba and Ella Major who each won mini golf double passes kindly donated by Masterton Mini Golf & Cycle Hire. 

4th prize: Jonathan Hook who won a family pass to Pukaha Mt Bruce kindly donated by Pukaha Mount Bruce, National Wildlife Centre. 

We would like to thank ALL our student volunteer nominees for entering our competition but most of all for volunteering in our community. A big THANK YOU also to all the businesses that kindly donated prizes.


Student Volunteer Week is a valuable chance to recognise the large student volunteering population in New Zealand, and to encourage more students to get involved in volunteering. The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre in collaboration with the Wairarapa Youth Council would like to invite Wairarapa based student to upload or email a photo of yourself volunteering your time, tell us where you study, who you volunteer for, why you volunteer and the period of time you have been volunteering, to go into the draw to win an iPad mini + more great prizes.

Upload your photo and answers to the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre’s facebook page www.facebook.com/waivc or email your photo and answers to admin@waivc.org.nz

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We had an information stall at the UCOL 'market day' on 1 March 2016 with a competition to guess how many jellybeans were in the jar. Congratulations to Jess Lee who won the jar of jellybeans.                                       










We held a "THANK YOU" morning tea for our wonderful Volunteers on 16 December 2015. The yummy food was kindly baked and donated by Katey Salmond, Diana Reynish and Rach Bakes.











We celebrated "International Volunteer's Day" by taking part in the Masterton Christmas Parade alongside other community organisations and their Volunteers - 5 December 2015

 xmas parade

We celebrated "International Volunteer Manager's Day with a superheroes themed morning tea - 5 November 2015

IVM Day (2)










We had an information stall at the Age Concern "Aging with Attitude" Expo - 1 October 2015 

Age Concern Expo

 (photos courtesy of Wairarapa Times Age) 

The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre celebrated it's 1 year anniversary on Tuesday 18th June 2015. 

Tues 18Aug - anniversary cake










Volunteer's Recognition Morning Tea at the Masterton Town Hall - Thursday 25th June 2015.

Thur 25June - Volunteers morning tea








Free promotional community BBQ during National Volunteer Week - Wednesday 4th June 2015.

Wed 24June - BBQ volunteer week










Christmas Parade 2014 - the Volunteer Centre took part with staff, volunteers and their families.

Xmas Parade 2014









International Volunteer Day - 5th December 2014. We held an inaugural march through the streets of Masterton alongside other community organisations and their volunteers to celebrate our volunteers.

Volunteer Day 







White Ribbon Day Relay November 2014 - we entered a team of volunteers from the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre.

White Ribbon Day relay













 Wairarapa Volunteer Centre opened its doors on Monday 18th August 2014 for business.