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.

If you want to apply for any of these roles email a bit about yourself, work experience and why you want to do this role to volunteers.tki@gmail.com.


Project Coordinator - Paid Role

The Kindness Institute is a Charitable Trust with the aim of ending our youth mental health crisis and supporting young people to transform their own hauora. It’s a big goal, and we need your help to make it happen!

Our core mahi is supporting youth to deal with distress, anxiety and low self efficacy. We work with youth in mainstream school, youth who've been excluded from school and youth justice.  We’re really excited that 100% of our ATAWHAI rangatahi repot a reduction in stress. We’ve grown rapidly since establishing in 2016. We have over 20 kick ass volunteers, an incredible board of trustees and support rangatahi intensively across 12 months to transform their own hauora.

We’re after a Project Coordinator to help us get our systems on lock and to operate more effectively. So if you’re an organisational guru with a good sense of humour we want to hear from you. As the Project Coordinator you’ll work closely with our Director and be happy wearing many different hats. You’ll focus on operations, admin and funding opportunities.

You’ll have experience in operations, admin, fundraising /funding, awesome writing skills and be amazing at managing stakeholder relationships. You will be flexible, have excellent attention to detail and great at problem solving. At TKI we do our best to practice what we preach, so we’re looking for someone who takes care of their hauora (wellbeing).

Project Management

  • Manage operations & administration

  • Support the Director with communications

  • Support volunteers

Sponsor Relations & Funding

  • Support the Director with drafting funding applications & reports

  • Actively look for funding opportunities

  • Oversee relationships with supporters / potential donors

This part time contract position starts at 12-16 hours per week, with the possibility of expansion to 24 hours per week over time. It’s initially a 6-month contract, you’ll be engaged with us on a “contract for services” basis. This means you’ll need to be self-employed, will have your own laptop and be responsible for your own tax and ACC levies. You will work from The Kindness Institute office in Mt Albert and you will also have the flexibility to work from home when not needed in the office. (Ideally this role will be full time over the October & April school holidays but this is not required.)

$25-30 per hour. The hourly rate will be commensurate to the successful candidate’s skills and experience for the role. You will need to be a resident of New Zealand, or hold a valid NZ work visa to apply for this role. Please only apply if you have 4+ years experience working in the relevant fields.

Applications close 12pm midday, June 17th. Please send a brief cover letter & CV (or LinkedIn profile) to: kaimahi@thekindnessinstitute.com