Forms to be returned to Volunteer Kapiti**:
When you have completed all forms, please return them with any membership fee payment to:
Kapiti Community Centre,
15 Ngahina St,
* Please note: an application for a waiver of fees from organisations with no paid staff and no funds should be directed in writing to the Volunteer Management Committee for consideration.
On-line versions of the forms are available here:
Request for Volunteers
Tips for completing the “Request for Volunteers” form
Complete the section about your organisation (name, address, etc.) at the top of the “Request for Volunteers” form and photocopy the form 5 – 10 times. Now you have a ready supply of forms for positions without having to complete the same details every time.
Give as much information as you can about the volunteer(s) you need. The more information you can provide, the easier it is to find you the right volunteer(s).
A “Request for Volunteers” form is required for every different voluntary position that you want filled. If you have one position that you want three volunteers to do, only complete one form but if you have three different positions complete three different forms.
A volunteer should not be requested for a position that is in excess of 20 hours per week.
Make the position a “job share” if it requires a considerable amount of hours. You are more likely to get five people to do a 10am – 1 pm shift one day a week (i.e. 1 person = 3 hours) than to get one person to work 10am – 1 pm Monday to Friday (1 person = 15 hours).
Ensure the position is interesting, challenging and fun. Volunteers want to develop their skills, meet people, contribute to their community and enjoy their work.
A voluntary position should not replace a job that was paid within the last six months.
Voluntary positions are to be open to gender and age group. However, occasionally there will be a reason why the request must be specific.
Please allow a reasonable amount of time for us to fulfil your request for volunteers. Forward planning of your volunteering needs will assist us in providing you with volunteers when you need them.
Think about the work you do. Is there any project you have wanted to commence, but had no one available? Are there any discrete tasks that paid staff do – e.g. filing, word processing, writing media releases, answering telephones etc that could be assisted by a volunteer? (For example, a volunteer could assist a field worker with their administration work.)