Careers

Are you up for a challenge and want to feel like you're really making a difference in people's lives? You have the opportunity to do just that.  

As one of New Zealand’s most-trusted charities, Blind Foundation offers a wide range of services to our members and clients in order to empower and support them to lead independent lives.

We employ more than 270 full or part time people nation wide in a wide variety of roles. See our organisational structure to gain a better understanding of our scope of work. 

Current vacancies

Visit our careers portal to view a list of current vacancies. 

Client Work Experience Programme 

The Blind Foundation offers various opportunities to assist clients of our Employment Service in gaining work experience in a professional work environment that is supportive and enabling. Find out more about the Client Work Experience Programme.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about applying for a job with the Blind Foundation, please contact us on recruitment@blindfoundation.org.nz or phone our recruitment hotline on 09 355 6565 or 0800 24 33 33 and ask the operator for human resources.

    Become a volunteer

    Each year thousands of volunteers give their time, knowledge and skills to support our work with New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision. They are often the face of the Blind Foundation for our members and clients. While we may not pay for this work, our volunteers say the pride and self satisfaction that comes with volunteering is invaluable.

    We're always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested, call us on 0800 24 33 33 and ask for your local Volunteer Services Coordinator, or email the relevant contact as below.

  • Auckland and Northland contact Chris Shepherd cshepherd@blindfoundation.org.nz 
  • Waikato and Bay of Plenty (includes Waikato, Coromandel, King Country, Ruapehu, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Rotorua and Lakeland) contact Trish Murray tmurray@blindfoundation.org.nz
  • Hawkes Bay and Gisborne (includes Wairoa, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay) contact Lynne Hutchison lhutchison@blindfoundation.org.nz
  • Wellington and Lower North Island (includes areas up to New Plymouth and Napier) contact Felicity Hutcheson fhutcheson@blindfoundation.org.nz
  • Christchurch (includes mid/ north Canterbury regions) contact contact Petronella Spicer PSpicer@blindfoundation.org.nz
  • Otago and Southland contact Helen Reynolds hreynolds@blindfoundation.org.nz 

Latest news

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    Knowledge at your fingertips

    As part of this year’s Blind Week appeal, a group of AUT students and the Blind Foundation are encouraging the public to engage with braille through a supersized braille message at central Auckland locations. 24 Oct 2014

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    2015 STAR Award nominations are now open

    Do you know a Blind Foundation volunteer or staff member who has shown exceptional commitment, customer service or judgement? If so then why not nominate them for an award? 22 Oct 2014

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    October eNewsletter out now!

    In this edition you can read about Invercargill social team leader Liz Anstice; Wellington-based Lisette Wesseling talks about getting around with a white cane; 10 things you need to know about white canes and more! Don't forget to sign up if you'd like to receive it monthly. 15 Oct 2014