The Central Districts Cancer Society is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join its team making a difference in the lives of people with cancer.

This position is located in Palmerston North.

The Cancer Society Manawatu is looking for someone to fill the role of Volunteer Coordinator.

The permanent part-time position is 25 hours a week based in Palmerston North.

Are you a people person?

Are you looking for better work life balance in the Manawatu region?

If you answered yes to both of these questions - keep reading!

This rewarding position offers flexibility and a work life balance that’s second to none.

You’ll be joining a small but dynamic team who work hard to improve the lives of people living with and beyond cancer.

The work of the Cancer Society Manawatu Centre largely relies on the selfless work of volunteers who contribute thousands of hours to supporting the work done in the community to help people and their whānau with cancer.

For every Cancer Society staff member there are 20 volunteers throughout Aotearoa – and the role of the Volunteer Coordinator is pivotal to the stewardship and nurturing of our army of treasured volunteers and the success of the work they undertake in the community.

The purpose of the role is to:-

  • Recruit, train and oversee the Volunteers of the Centre
  • Provide a pool of trained and available volunteers for the Centre
  • Oversee the interests and welfare of the Volunteers associated with the Centre
  • Keep essential and detailed records on all Volunteers

If you are a self-starter who has experience developing and implementing project plans, can relate easily to people from all walks of life (and take a lot of pride in your relationships), have an eye for detail and have accurate administration skills and more than comfortable navigating around a computer using the Microsoft suite of programs we would love to hear from you.

NB: This role has a start date of mid January 2023.

Please download the position description and application form using the links below. 


To apply

Send your CV, covering letter and completed application form to  by 5pm Wednesday, 30th November 2022.


Last updated: November 9, 2022