Become a volunteer

Photo of volunteer group.

Thousands of volunteers work quietly behind the scenes in Whangārei District providing essential community services and creating positive change.

Volunteers participate in education, community health care, community safety, sports and recreation, heritage and arts, environmental protection and advocacy, search and rescue and volunteer fire fighting.


For school leavers, volunteering provides the opportunity to develop skills for future employment.

For others, volunteering is a meaningful way of connecting with the community.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or your organisation wishes to engage volunteers, then visit the Volunteering Northland website. All Council volunteers must apply through Volunteering Northland.

Volunteering Northland

We work in partnership with volunteers and community groups to provide a range of services and activities including:

  • Blue Club – volunteers help police to monitor the city’s CCTV
  • Summer Safe programme – volunteers help keep tourist destinations safe
  • hosting events
  • helping our libraries
  • running our sporting organisations
  • planting and noxious weed control in areas like Whangārei Heads, Parua Bay and Waipū.