Whether you can volunteer a ‘one off’ contribution of your time or you want to commit to a longer term voluntary role, Laura Fergusson Trust would love to hear from you. We have many opportunities available for you to share your time, whatever your passions and skills.

When you volunteer with us you will be providing valuable support to Laura Fergusson Trust staff and residents. Volunteering at Laura Fergusson provides you with a unique opportunity to give back to your local community and to make valuable connections that will change your life.

Orientation and training will be provided as needed.

Facilities Volunteer

Whether you’re a handy-man, into DIY or you love to get your hands dirty in the garden, we’d love your assistance. If you are a whizz with a sewing machine your skills would be invaluable for sewing curtains, or other projects. 
As a facilities volunteer you will provide assistance with maintaining the Laura Fergusson garden and grounds, cleaning of Laura Fergusson vehicles, minor building maintenance and painting, window cleaning and more.

Administrative Volunteer

If you are a competent typist, have an eye for detail or admin experience Laura Fergusson would love your help with administrative tasks. If you have reception or phone desk experience you could volunteer to assist our Reception staff. 
Administrative volunteers support Laura Fergusson staff with data entry, communications and more.

Activities facilitator

Fergusson as an activities facilitator. If you are crafty, love to cook, have a passion for pampering or sport we want to hear from you.
Activities facilitators provide support or run activities for residents and community clients on-site at Laura Fergusson. Some activities that you could volunteer to support are Craftability, Chefable, coffee groups, nail painting and Salon Days, sports activities and games, colouring in and creative textile groups. Get in touch with us if you want to share your passion with our residents.

If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer, please contact our General Manager, Chris.Mulder@lft.org.nz, 04 567 6024

Lifestyle Support

If you have computer skills, craft skills, love make up, enjoy cooking or like to read aloud, you could volunteer to provide lifestyle support to Laura Fergusson residents. 
Lifestyle support volunteers support residents to do activities they enjoy on a day to day basis. You may also have the opportunity to provide companionship and support to residents attending appointments and activities in the community.
Lifestyle support volunteers assist residents to live life in style.

Coffee Buddies

If you love to socialise and enjoy the café scene Laura Fergusson needs coffee buddies to provide residents with good company and the opportunity to access the community. As a buddy you might hang out with a resident on site at Laura Fergusson or support them to go to a café in the community. 
Community access may be via taxi, car or public transport depending on the resident’s needs. You do not need your own transport for this type of volunteering.


If you are friendly, enjoy a chat and have your full licence you could volunteer as a Laura Fergusson driver. As a driver you will assist residents into the vehicle, drop them off, ensure they make it safely to where they need to go, picking them up afterwards. Destinations include; medical visits, assisted shopping and other community activities.

General Volunteers

If you have a skill you would like to share with our residents please let us know, we are always on the lookout for volunteers that can help on site. Give us a call, have a chat and see if there’s something for you.