Who we are

marlborough house Volunteer Marlborough is an independent Volunteer Centre  committed to promoting volunteerism and to assisting the residents of Marlborough to find opportunities to become involved as volunteers. We work within the community to strengthen the sector by advocacy, support and training.  

Our organisation  began as a satellite office of Volunteer Nelson in 2003 and in 2007 became  a registered Charitable Trust with its own Board of Trustees. In 2009, we moved our office to our current location at Marlborough House where we have access to meeting rooms and share resources with 3 other Non Profit Organisations.

Our Office hours are normally 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday but with limited staff , the office is sometimes unmanned as we attend workshops or outside meetings. If you miss us, you can always leave us a phone message or send us an email and we will get back to you.

If you wish to discuss becoming a volunteer, please call our Volunteer Services Coordinator, Nicola, to make an appointment.

To register for one of our workshops or to request more information on one of our programs call or email and we will get back to you. (note: information on our programs can be found on our site under "About Us - Services)

If you wish to become a member organisation or post a request for a new volunteer role, complete  and submit the forms found under "Seeking Volunteers" or call to speak to us.



Our Current Board of Trustees:


Our Staff:

  • Chair: Tania Jones
  • Vice Chair:
  • Treasurer: Kathryn Buunk
  • Trustee: Maxine Roughan
  • Trustee:Margaret Tepania
  • Trustee: Deborah Carter
  • Trustee: Heather Sorensen
  • Trustee: Yolande McIntyre                 
    • ManagerMaggie Martin
    • Volunteer Services Coordinator: Nicola Corbishley

We are guided in our activities in the community by the following:

Our Mission Statement:

Our mission is to strengthen and support volunteers and the organisations that rely on them in Marlborough. We promote, support and uphold the integrity of voluntary work with commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Our Vision Statement:

Enriched lives and Communities through volunteering in Marlborough

Our Values:

Volunteer Marlborough is a community Resource that helps individuals and organisations gain satisfaction and skills through education, encouragement, support, promotion and acknowledgment of volunteering as a valued community service.


To provide our services to the community, we rely on fundraising, donations and grants from Funders and the local Community. We would like to thank the following for their ongoing support of our programs:

  • The Canterbury Community Trust  
  • Marlborough District Council
  • NZ Lottery Grants Board
  • Government Support for Volunteering Fund
  • Nelson Marlborough DHB
  • Community Organisation Grants Scheme    

Charities Commission Registration Number; CC21512