ID: 84898

Ambassador for ShelterBox New Zealand - NZ wide

Disaster Relief Long Term National

About this opportunity

We are excited to be looking for someone who would join the team and kick start our awareness building campaigns. Ambassadors help us spread the word about the work we do and introduce our organisation to Kiwis in their community. This role would suit someone who enjoys organising events, challenge days, giving presentations to clubs, schools or at fairs and festivals. If this doesn't sound like you, you can be the one helping us to connect ShelterBox with the right people.

ShelterBox is a cutting-edge charity that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by natural disaster and conflict. Our signature ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits contain the tools to transform lives and rebuild communities.

We are fuelled by an impatience to reach more people, to empower them to transform their lives, to build a world where no family is left without shelter. Our volunteers are a critical part of our movement and are the link between people who need support and those who can provide support.

The efforts of a strong and extensive support team of Ambassadors who give of their time, talent and energy, helps us transform lives and rebuild communities by raising awareness and critically needed donations to support our mission.

Ambassadors are an integral part in the success of ShelterBox New Zealand and are the face of ShelterBox in their community. Ambassadors are committed volunteers that share the ShelterBox story and inspire others to support our work. Ambassadors meet with organisations including service clubs, religious, professional and youth groups and then introduce those audiences to the ShelterBox mission – thus building awareness of the organisation through their public engagements and fundraisers.

To best represent ShelterBox our Ambassadors need to learn about the organisation, the different types of aid we deliver and the details of how we operate so that they can accurately represent us. We equip Ambassadors with the materials and training resources they need to represent ShelterBox in their communities. Ambassadors are highly committed and are actively involved in multiple activities throughout the year and commit to a minimum of 2 years as an Ambassador.

• Good communicator; enjoy being part of a team; friendly and reliable; and above all have enthusiasm for spreading the word and rallying support within your local community
• Complete the volunteer application process
• Agree to adhere to ShelterBox policies and procedures
• Must provide own transportation to meetings, events and presentations
• The ability to organise and deliver engaging presentations
• Ability to arrange fundraising events
• The ability to work with minimum supervision
• Have regular access to the internet
• Physically capable to lift (or help lift) a ShelterBox, ShelterKit and put up a display/tent
• Able to respond quickly after a disaster (e.g. fundraise at short notice, provide a short talk/presentation in response to an international disaster)

Ambassadors are the face of ShelterBox in their community and are therefore trusted members of the ShelterBox team. Ambassadors can create their own volunteer experience but are required to arrange regular presentations and fundraising events to ensure they build awareness of ShelterBox. It is a requirement that Ambassadors actively arrange presentations and set themselves an annual fundraising goal.
• Actively arrange at least 6 ShelterBox presentations annually (with the help of your team and the Fundraising Manager)
• Set an annual fundraising goal
• Arrange fundraising events and presentations throughout the year to gain donations for ShelterBox from clubs, community and youth organisations – this is the key to being able to respond to as many families in disaster as possible. Suggested goal is $5000 annually.
• Promote your activities and those of your team through your networks, local media and social media/ShelterBox newsletters
• Inform and encourage community members to actively participate in and donate to ShelterBox
• When speaking with Rotary Clubs promote the Club Champion program with the understanding that this will work towards the long-term sustainability of ShelterBox

We will support you every step of the way and are always accessible by phone and email, with regular contact with our Fundraising Manager. We provide an initial induction, which includes information on ShelterBox and how to perform in your role, ongoing training, regular emails and webinars, and up to date deployment information.

This is a unique opportunity to join a global movement of people who believe in shelter as a human right and are fighting to make sure no family is left without shelter after disaster or conflict. We welcome all applications and encourage you let us know how you believe your personal skills and experience can benefit our mission.


* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

min. 2 year commitment with at least 6 ShelterBox presentations annually

Good for
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Families
  • Skilled volunteering
  • Work Experience
  • Youth/school volunteers (age 14-18)
Interested in
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Fundraising & Events
  • Marketing, Media & Communications
  • NZ Police Vetting

We will provide training and all tools needed for the role