Volunteering with Trade Aid

Images: Our awesome team of volunteers from Trade Aid Wellington.


We need people like you! Over the years, tens of thousands of volunteers have generously contributed their time and energy to Trade Aid. This contribution helps to support Trade Aid’s work with our talented producers around the world.

You can volunteer at Trade Aid in a variety of ways:

  • As a retail volunteer in one of our many shops
  • As an educator speaking to community groups, schools and more
  • As a trustee involved in the governance of a shop trust
  • By volunteering in our Christchurch based warehouse or office

We have a network of shops throughout the country and they all run with the help of volunteers. Not every shop, committee or trust has vacancies, but many do.

Please check out the list of current volunteer positions below or alternatively if you are interested in learning more about volunteer positions in your community please phone or email your local shop.

If you are interested in volunteering at our Christchurch based warehouse or office, please fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Current volunteer positions

  • Auckland Trust Treasurer

The Auckland Shops Trust is responsible for providing sound governance to our three Auckland Trade Aid retail stores.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person with relevant qualifications or experience in finance, or accounting to join us as a treasurer.  Are you passionate about fair trade, social justice, and changing the world by working with like-minded people?  If so, we’d love to hear from you! You’ll join a team of other volunteer trustees, who’re also passionate about fair trade and social justice, and happen to share a love of Trade Aid chocolate! See more information here

 

  • Volunteers wanted for Trade Aid’s Wellington store

Join the Trade Aid Wellington team today! We are looking for volunteers for our busy CBD shop. If you have a passion for trade justice, this is a great way to learn more and make a positive contribution to our movement. Full training is provided. Your shifts can be arranged to suit your schedule, during our Monday-Sunday open hours. Please email the shop at wellington@tradeaid.org.nz or come into the shop to express your interest.

  • Volunteers wanted for Trade Aid’s Otepoti Dunedin store

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers who are interested in doing something practical about injustice, helping global artisans improve their lives through fair trade. We will provide full retail training and a unique retail experience. If you have a few spare hours a week and would like to make a difference please email the Manager at dunedin@tradeaid.org.nz or pop into our store to find out more about volunteering with us.

  • Volunteers required for Trade Aid’s Christchurch store Trust

The Christchurch Shop Trust is responsible for providing sound governance to the Trade Aid Retail Store, based in The Colombo Mall. We are seeking a Trustee member to be responsible for looking after the Education portfolio. This role would suit someone who has good contacts within the Education sector. There is also an additional time requirement in this role to be available to deliver talks on a monthly basis, so someone who has flexibility in their schedule to meet this commitment is essential. You will be joining a great group of Trustee’s and enjoy a modest governance role that enables our excellent shop manager to deliver strong results, even in a challenging market. See here for more information on this role.

If this role sounds like you then applicants should apply via email to Chris@profilegroup.co.nz. Please note that applicants must have a legal right to work in NZ and be based in Christchurch.

  • Volunteers required for Trade Aid Trade Aid’s Picton store

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join our Trade Aid Picton team who are passionate about fair trade and the values of Trade Aid. Please email the Manager at picton@tradeaid.org.nz or pop into our store to find out more about volunteering with us.

  • Volunteers required for Trade Aid’s Sylvia Park store

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join our Trade Aid Sylvia Park team who are passionate about fair trade and the values of Trade Aid. A number of shifts will be available including midweek and weekends. Please email the Manager at sylviapark@tradeaid.org.nz or pop into our store to find out more about volunteering with us.

  • Volunteers required for Trade Aid’s Ponsonby store

We are looking for bubbly, fun, energetic and reliable volunteers to join our Trade Aid Ponsonby team. Are you passionate about fair trade and the values of Trade Aid? Then we are looking for you!  A number of shifts will be available during the week and weekends. If this sounds like something that excites you then please email the Manager at ponsonby@tradeaid.org.nz or pop in to our shop to find out more.

  • Volunteers required for Trade Aid’s Rotorua store  

We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers what are interested in doing something practical about injustice, helping global artisans improve their lives through fair trade. We will provide full retail training and a unique retail experience. If you have a few spare hours a week and would like to make a difference please email the Manager at rotorua@tradeaid.org.nz or pop into our store to find out more about volunteering with us.

  • Volunteers required for Trade Aid’s Masterton store

Do you have a belief in Trade Aid values and ethics? Do you want to make an impact in the lives of talented artisans all around the world? Trade Aid Masterton requires volunteers for Saturday and midweek shifts.  Please phone or email Trade Aid Masterton and speak to the manager to find out more.

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