Volunteer roles

Keen to make a positive impact in the world? We're looking for some awesome people to join our team at The Kindness Institute, please see the descriptions below.

 
 

Accountant

This accountant volunteer role is for someone with excellent attention to detail who is passionate about our mahi supporting young people to overcome challenges. The volunteer will work closely with the Director & has experience in accounting & xero. The volunteer will track our accounts on xero, manage our financials and put together our yearly financial report. Ideally the volunteer has experience with budgets and has great financial advice, but this is not necessary. 

Necessary:

Minimum 2 years experience working as an accountant or similar
Great attention to detail
Ability to foresee challenges & solve problems
Experience with xero, excel & google drive preferred
Please only apply if you are able to commit to a minimum of 1 year
Ideally a qualified accountant 

Dates & hours: 
2-3 hours per week. Hours are flexible. Ideally start ASAP in May. 

How to apply
Please email thekindnessinstitute@gmail.com with info on yourself, your experience and why you would like this role.

 
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Board Member

We're looking for a new board member to add to our small but perfectly formed board of trustees. Currently sitting on the board is Sum Green (WestpacCommunity Manager), Kirsten Matthew (Director Mabel Maguire Media Agency) & Kristina Cavit (The Kindness Institute Director). 
We're looking for a board member who shares our vision and kaupapa of an Aotearoa where everyone has the tools they deserve to manage stress and transform their own lives.

This board member has experience running their own business or in commercial / financial advisory roles. Ideally someone extremely business savvy who can help us develop our social enterprise model, develop clients and increase income to benefit our community work.

The volunteer has great attention to detail and ideally  has a passion for developing small businesses to become the best they can be.

Necessary:

  • Commercial or financial management experience
  • Open minded, sense of humour & flexible! 
  • Passionate about sharing mindfulness & stress management with those who need it most
  • 5 years minimum experience 
  • A passion for developing and growing small businesses. Experience in social enterprise or the wellbeing industry preferred but not essential.
  • Please only apply if you are able to commit to a minimum of 1 year.

Dates & hours: 

Ideally start in July. Hours are an estimated 2 hours per week. 

How to apply
Please email thekindnessinstitute@gmail.com with info on yourself, your experience and why you would like this role.

 
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Driver & Youth Mentor

The is a key part of our whanau. This individual has experience working with  young people and is passionate about supporting our rangatahi reach their full potential. Perhaps a teacher, youth worker or parent - who loves supporting young people to thrive. It's essential to have great relationship building skills, to be punctual and a great organiser.

The volunteer will bring our rangatahi to our Saturday ATAWHAI workshops every 4-6 weeks and participate in the days activities focused on mindfulness, yoga, stress management. Our last ATAWHAI day long program also included workshops on writing, hip hop dance and music production.
Every 4-6 weeks, they make sure the kids are picked up & dropped home safely and on time. 
Full, clean drivers licence and a confident, happy driver :)
You are open minded, flexible and your kaupapa is grounded in love and kindness.

Dates: Every 4-6 weeks starting June 17th

How to apply
Please email thekindnessinstitute@gmail.com with info on yourself, your experience and why you would like this role.

 

Operations & Administration Coordinator - ongoing role

This volunteer role is for someone with excellent attention to detail. The volunteer will work closely with the Director & has experience managing operations & administration tasks.
We're in need of a hard working, flexible self starter, with experience in communications, relationship building, administration, and / or project management.  

The volunteer will love organising, admin, helping others and making sure things run smoothly. 
The operations coordinator will also work closely with our sponsors and loves building relationships. We're looking for a rad person to join our volunteer team. 

Necessary:

  • Great attention to detail
  • Great project management skills
  • Ability to make things run smoothly & foresee challenges / resources needed
  • Great at forming relationships with people from all walks of life
  • Experience with managing clients / sponsors / events / programs etc. 
  • 2 years minimum experience 
  • Great writing skills & tech savvy
  • Experience with excel, google drive & social media preferred
  • Please only apply if you are able to commit to a minimum of 5 months. 

Dates & hours: 
6-8 hours per week. Ideally one day a week but hours are flexible. Ideally start ASAP in May. 

How to apply
Please email thekindnessinstitute@gmail.com with info on yourself, your experience and why you would like this role.

Short term gigs

We're also looking for volunteer s to help with:

  • One off events (logistics, prepping the space, transport, raffles, merch etc.)
  • Our ATAWHAI program on a Saturday once a month (food prep, logistics, transport etc.)