Individual Volunteering Wellington


Individual volunteers play a huge role helping to make RMHC New Zealand a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families. We are always looking for fabulous volunteers to join our team both in the House and in the Family Room.

Please note that due to training and the consistency required in our facilities, we need all our volunteers to commit to a minimum of four hours each fortnight, for a period of six months or more.


Our Wellington House provides accommodation for a range of families who are away from home due to medical treatment. The House volunteer role will see you wearing many hats – welcoming families and visitors as they arrive, answering the phone, administrative tasks, housekeeping duties and anything else our small staff team might need support with.

Family Room

Located in Wellington Children’s Hospital, the Family Room provides a quiet space for parents/caregivers to relax in while remaining close to their children. An important, sole charge position, the Family Room can only open with the help of a volunteer. Some of the tasks include helping visitors sign in and out, managing the sleep room, laundry and preparing lunch and snacks.

Volunteer Testimonials

“Much of my volunteering over the past two years has been in the Family Room. I particularly like being available to whānau to listen, encourage and support in small ways, showing them that beyond their immediate whānau there are others who care. Aroha ki te whānau, sharing the love can and does make a difference in the lives of the whānau we are privileged to spend time with.” 

– Raewin Tipene-Clarke, Family Room Volunteer

“At the Family Room I do a range of things, anything from washing clothes to making coffee. My family has gone through tough times. When you are going through things like that, you don’t have control. The last thing you want to be doing is dealing with normal things so it’s quite good that I can help with things like that.”

– Sean Bridge, Family Room Volunteer

“I have always wanted to volunteer with RMHC New Zealand. I stayed in the House a few years ago and was very impressed with the concept. At the House I help with making up rooms, taking care of food and other general duties. The activities give me personal satisfaction in knowing I am helping others, and also helps to take my mind off the other ‘noise’ in my life for a few hours.”

– Gurdip Singh, House Volunteer