Volunteer Roles

There are many reasons to volunteer but most common are a desire to make a difference or to help others. Whatever your motivation we have roles that provide volunteers an opportunity not only to do good work but also to learn new skills, be a member of a caring group, and to experience personal growth.


Baby Run Assistant

Tasks: Transport a baby or under 5 year old to and from Christchurch Women’s Prison to enable the child to spend time with their mother. Training, support , and supervision will be given, and a Plunket approved carseat fitted free of charge. You need to use your own car which must have current WOF and insurance. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Time: Two hours on a weekday, either fortnightly or monthly.

Location: Travel from various Christchurch locations to Christchurch Women’s Prison at Templeton.


Child Access Worker

Tasks: Volunteers collect child/children from caregiver and transport them to one of Canterbury’s three prisons. They will accompany child/children to the Visiting Hall and supervise visit with parent. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Time: Two-hour induction at Prisoners Aid office followed by a commitment of about an hour (excluding travel) per visit.

Location: From various parts of Christchurch to Canterbury’s three prisons.


Prison Visitor

Tasks: Visit prisoners to provide positive role modelling, support and to listen. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Time: Training to be arranged and then two hour’s commitment a month required.

Location: Canterbury Prisons


Family Transport

Tasks: Being available to transport family members to the prison on an ad hoc basis, usually weekends. Mileage will be reimbursed.

Time: Approximately three hours a month.

Location: Canterbury Prisons


Volunteer Grants and Fundraising Officer

Do you enjoy writing?

Not bothered by paperwork?

Got skills in grants applications?

Description: We’re seeking a volunteer Grants and Finance Officer to help us raise funds from businesses and community funders. This role provides a strong communicator a great opportunity to play a role in improving community safety in New Zealand by exercising their research and writing muscles. The Grants and Funding Officer works alongside our staff to research, develop and implement funding strategies and opportunities in support of Prisoners Aid’s income generation targets. Previous funding or fundraising experience is welcome but we’re keen to hear from you if you’re passionate about what we do, think creatively, have an interest in marketing, and can argue a case persuasively without a hint of anger.

Location: We’re based in Tuam Street, Christchurch, but the wonders of modern technology make it possible for you to fulfil this role from anywhere as long as you have access to a computer and the internet.

If you are interested in any of these roles, call Aimee on 371-9183 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.