We need people like you...

to lend a hand and help us make a world of difference.

Over the years, tens of thousands of volunteers have generously contributed their time and energy to Trade Aid. This contribution underpins the developmental nature of Trade Aid’s work and allows us to engage with the most disadvantaged producers. We are always looking for people who have a passion to make the world a better place and to help us create justice in international trade.

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

  • as a retail volunteer in one of our many shops
  • as an educator who can go and talk to community groups, schools and more
  • as a member involved in the governance of the shop trust
  • or by volunteering in our Christchurch based warehouse or office

Not every shop, committee or trust has vacancies, but many do. Please fill in the form below with as many details as possible about what you are looking for and we will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know what is required in your area.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! – Maori proverb

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people!

Shasha - Trade Aid volunteer


"The people, that's what separates Trade Aid from other shops. Everyone at Trade Aid is friendly and helpful and they are always willing to share their knowledge. Volunteering at Trade Aid has made me more mindful of fair trade products. My favourite producer group is UPAVIM, there is a bear back pack from this group which I find adorable..."

Shasha Chen (pictured left), is a volunteer at Trade Aid's Sylvia Park shop and has been volunteering there for over a year.

Become a Volunteer

Name: *
First Name Last Name
Type of work interested in?: *
Trust Member
Warehouse and Office (Christchurch only)
What is your experience in this area?: *
(experience not required)
How many hours a week and what days are you available?:
Daytime contact phone number: *
Evening contact phone number:
Contact email address: *
City (for Chch or Akl please state closest shop location ): *
In a few words please tell us why you
would like to volunteer for Trade Aid: *
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