Welcome to Volunteering Bay of Plenty

Volunteering Bay of Plenty is a membership organisation which provides a one-stop shop for volunteering needs.

Become a Volunteer

Do you want to gain experience, support your community, and connect with new people?

To search our database and get in touch with one of our member organisations, 
Click here
 to register as a volunteer.


Become a Member

Does your organisation want to gain support for your volunteer programme and access to our database to recruit volunteers?

Click here to become a member of Volunteering BOP.

Volunteering Bay of Plenty welcomes a new CEO

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Vanessa Lister as CEO of Volunteering Bay of Plenty. With over 16 years of experience in executive leadership roles – developing and implementing strategic and operational plans in the Not for Profit (NFP) sector – Vanessa brings a highly valuable set of skills and professional and personal experiences to the role. The Board of Trustees created the new CEO position, reflecting the organisation’s ambitious plans to deliver a range of new services and resources for NFP’s and volunteers that educate, advocate and enable excellence in volunteering throughout the Bay of Plenty. Vanessa is well placed to lead the delivery of Volunteering Bay of Plenty’s renewed strategy with her executive leadership experience, strategy delivery, and proven results increasing the financial sustainability of NFP’s.


Do you want to gain experience, connect with your community and meet new people?

Search our database and get in touch with one of our member organisations by clicking the link below.


If you need help with:

Job descriptions for volunteer roles

Health & Safety policies for volunteers

Recruiting volunteers

Join Volunteering Bay of Plenty!

Contact us for more info.


Are you an Individual or Organisation?

Register or Sign in here for our database.

You can also come in to the centre during business hours and meet with us to discuss your volunteering options.


Throughout the year we can have training, workshops or events that could help you with your volunteer management & recognition.

Click here to see what’s coming up.