Volunteer Area Coordinator roles

We're looking for big-hearted volunteers from around the country to play a key role in the organisation of our biggest fundraiser of the year – the Big Heart Appeal!

Volunteers for the Heart Foundation

Heart disease is New Zealand’s single biggest killer and claims the life of one person every 90 minutes. Many of these deaths are premature and preventable. Donations raised through the Big Heart Appeal will fund cutting-edge research into heart disease and specialist training for New Zealand cardiologists.

Volunteer Area Coordinators coordinate the street collection in their local areas, both prior to the event and during the Big Heart Appeal (Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February, 2020).

If this role sounds like you – we’d love to hear from you. Register your interest today and find out more about opportunities to make a real difference to the more than 180,000 New Zealanders currently living with heart disease and gain valuable experience with New Zealand’s heart charity.

About the role

Area Coordinators are an essential link between the Heart Foundation and a team of volunteers who generously give up their time to collect donations at various sites in their local area.

As a volunteer Area Coordinator, you would be involved in the lead up to and during the Big Heart Appeal street collection (Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February, 2020). Prior to the event, you would assist with the recruitment, coordination and support of volunteers and during the street collection days you would oversee these volunteers at multiple collection sites in your local area.

Our in-house Big Heart Appeal team will assist you along the way. Everything that is required to coordinate your designated area, including a detailed brief beforehand, access to the online roster system for volunteer registration, street collection equipment and site permits, will be provided.

Read more about the role by downloading the position description.

Download the position description (PDF)

Time commitment and required resources

  • Up to 5 hours per week in January and February, and up to 8 hours on the street collection days.
  • You will need to have regular access to email, the internet and a working mobile phone. You'll also need a car so you can drive to collection sites. 

How to apply

If you’d like to apply to be the local Area Coordinator for your region (or find out more), our team would love to hear from you. Please get in touch by emailing the Big Heart Appeal team or call us for a chat on 0800 BIG HEART (0800 244 432).

Other Big Heart Appeal volunteer opportunities

If our Area Coordinator role is not what you are looking for at the moment, we would love to talk to you about other volunteer opportunities to help with our street collection. Please contact our Big Heart Appeal Team on 0800 244 432 or email us.

We look forward to hearing from you!