This toolkit has information and resources to help your station to recruit new volunteers. If you need more support, have questions about attraction, or suggestions (including additional resources) for the toolkit, please email us at

If you have run a successful promotion, please let us know! We would love to share your successes and look forward to including photos and ideas from right across New Zealand, over time. 

Volunteer attraction toolkit



Applicants on work visas who wish to volunteer

Applicants who hold a work visa can become a volunteer as long as volunteering does not conflict with the terms of their work visas. Brigade Management need to decide whether the investment in training, uniform or time is worthwhile, generally the answer is yes as many stay in NZ. Immigration’s guidelines are listed on Can I do unpaid work while working in New Zealand?

Note: Applicants on holiday visas are not eligible to join. 

Volunteer Welcome Pack

A Welcome Pack will be delivered to your station for new volunteers. The pack will contain the following resources:

Accompanying information for CFOs/Controllers:

Note: For additional brochure copies, see Online Ordering (Landau)


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