Become a volunteer

Change a life, encourage a person in prison, or help a family – volunteer with Te Pā today! Do you have more to contribute to your community? Volunteering with Te Pā can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Regardless of your age, background, or skills, you can make a difference.

Volunteering with Te Pā is an incredibly rewarding experience, here’s how…..


For families of people in prison, there is often very little support and many struggle to visit prisons due to tight budgets, lack of a car or distance of the prison from bus routes. Being available to transport whānau members to visit can make a real difference and helps encourage strong family relationships.

Prison Visitor

For people who are serving long sentences, isolation from whānau and social exclusion is daunting. Our committed prison visitors help ease the exclusion through developing a constructive link to the outside world by visiting, talking and listening to them. Become a prison visitor to help bridge the gap between prison and the outside world.

Volunteer Assistance

We know that becoming a volunteer can be scary if you feel you’re unprepared or unqualified. Te Pā will help to prepare you, we’ll provide full support and we’ll be on call any time.

  • We offer full training and ongoing support and encourage you to use it.
  • We provide mileage reimbursement if you’re using your own vehicle.
  • We negotiate the time commitment with you individually, so you can help in a way that fits with your lifestyle.

Siilvies volunter experience

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming a volunteer can be a bit daunting! When Siilive migrated to Aotearoa from Brazil, she new she wanted to contribute in the community and came to Te Pā.

Volunteering with Te Pā is rewarding. Sign up now!