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Volunteer with the Blind Foundation

Every year our amazing volunteers donate over 269,000 hours to us.

Help make a difference to the lives of New Zealanders who are blind or have low vision by being one of our Blind Foundation Volunteers. Contribute to a range of worthwhile programmes by giving your time, energy and expertise.

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Help out your community

We have wide range activities and projects that need your help right now. Whether you want to get involved weekly, monthly or occasionally, as part of a team or individually, there is a volunteer opportunity for you.


Fundraise with us

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Get involved with one of our fundraising events, or organise your own at your work, school, or local community.


Help a guide dog

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Help our puppies grow into life-changing guide dogs by becoming a guide dog volunteer. We have a variety of different roles available, from puppy boarders to kennel assistants.

Corporate volunteering

Volunteer with your organisation

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We welcome organisations of all sizes to get involved with the Blind Foundation. There are a range of activities your team can take part in, from fundraising events to group volunteering.

Why Volunteer

Meet some of our Volunteers

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Hear from some of our volunteers about why they choose to give their time to the Blind Foundation.