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Get Involved



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Volunteers are at the heart of Rotorua Hospice – without our volunteers, we simply could not provide the same level of care to our community.


The volunteer positions at Rotorua Community Hospice cover a wide range of skill sets and interests. Whether you want to get involved weekly, monthly or occasionally, there’ll be a volunteer opportunity for you.

Volunteer roles include:

  • Shop volunteers
  • Warehouse assistants and drivers
  • Administration roles
  • Fundraising and event volunteers
  • Gardeners and maintenance volunteers
  • Patient and family companions
  • Biographers / Life story writers
  • Beauty and massage
  • Day Stay volunteers and patient drivers

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Education & Training

When you join Rotorua Community Hospice, we want you to feel welcome. All volunteers receive an initial orientation and induction. The training we provide aims to build confidence, knowledge and skills. Training is offered throughout the year and includes:

  • Essence of palliative care
  • Customer care and communication
  • Health and safety, Work Well and store security

Volunteers who will be working directly with patients will be required to undertake a 2-3 day training programme.

Educational Opportunities

Youth Ambassador Volunteers

If you are working towards gaining your Duke of Edinburgh Award, we can help by offering you volunteer experience as part of your community service. Consider volunteering for a 3-4 hour shift once a fortnight in the following areas:

  • Retail assistants at the Hospice Shops
  • Vehicle cleaning (wash, polish and valet)
  • Baking for Day Stay Patients
  • Fundraising/Events/Appeals Volunteers

Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. You get to work with your friends, have fun, meet new people and learn new skills.

Become an Ambassador

Shop with us

Our shops turn pre-loved treasures into much needed comfort for families in their time of need. Proceeds help to fund our Hospice services, which are provided to patients and whānau free of charge.

We have something for you! Every purchase helps support a person with a life-limiting illness.

If you would like to donate good condition, second hand items, please contact us first. Sometimes we cannot accept goods as our storage space is limited. For large items, we offer a pick up service.

Clothing • Linen • Furniture • Bric-a-Brac • China • Jewellery • Wool & Craft • Other Curios & Treasures

1134 Eruera Street

Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sat: 9.00am – 2.00pm

(07) 349 4231

Join us in a Corporate Partnership. You will have the chance to make a real social impact in the community you live and work in. You will help touch the lives of 420 patients every year.

We work hard to understand your company so we can provide bespoke events and campaigns that will engage your staff, deliver corporate social responsibility targets and market your partnership.

To discuss any of these opportunities, please contact our Fundraising and Marketing Manager at fundraising@rotoruahospice.co.nz or on 07 343 6808

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The Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Ngā Tūāpapa, o te Pairuri

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Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Lecture Series

Different topics and speakers on the first Thursday of each month

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Memorial Service

17 March 2024

Annual service to remember a loved one who has passed away with Rotorua Hospice

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Palliative Care for Family, Whānau & Friend Carers

These sessions are designed for people caring for someone under Hospice care.

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Palliative Care for Health Care Assistants

Key principles, practical knowledge and skills of palliative care for caregivers

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Ngā Mātāpono O Te Manaaki Wairua - Foundations of Spiritual Care

This workshop is aimed at improving your understanding and knowledge of spirituality and spiritual care.

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Syringe Driver Competency Programme

For nurses who use syringe drivers in the course of their work

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Shop 'til you drop at Hospice Shop

27 March 2024

Shopping for a great cause

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This is Murray's story

“The Hospice nurses have a very strong patient focus. The care and support we received was amazing”.

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Rotorua Community Hospice Stories

Stories of the individuals who have touched our lives.