Volunteering as our Events Lead

General Summary

Our Events Lead plays an important role by promoting the work that we carry out all across Auckland.  The Events Lead is accountable for organising regular events to raise awareness and fundraise for Auckland Puppy Rescue.

The key purpose of this role is to lead all the organisation relating to events for the charity, with the objective of raising awareness of the work we do, supporting the rehoming of puppies and promoting fundraising opportunities.

This is an unpaid, volunteer role which will require the use of personal equipment such as computer and phone.

Essential Functions

  • Event planning: seek out opportunities for Auckland Puppy Rescue (APR) to raise awareness, support rehoming and promote fundraising within the Auckland area (primarily).  This includes liaising with suppliers and APR partners.
  • Event coordination: work alongside other APR volunteers to coordinate all activities needed to smoothly run successful events where the needs of APR puppies are paramount, the general public have a positive experience and the objectives are met.
  • Events calendar: prepare and maintain an annual calendar of APR events, including forward planning all the promotion and coordination, and ensuring all events are approved by the APR Trustees in advance of any preparation.

Technical and Personal Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to proactively engage with the general public
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive attitude
  • Sense of urgency to complete tasks in a timely manner and take a flexible approach to changes
  • Ability to work independently and also within a team environment
  • Ability to attend fundraising events across Auckland


Auckland Puppy Rescue is a registered charity relying on donations and grants, run solely by volunteers committed to rescuing puppies in need, desexing to control the number of unwanted puppies being born and rehoming all puppies that come into our care.

We are run by a small group of trustees and volunteers who each contribute valuable skills to ensure the charity‚Äôs success.  We work collaboratively and communicate regularly and are always there to support our fellow volunteers if they need it.  Volunteers are expected to provide a positive experience in all their interactions with members of the public, always treat fellow volunteers with respect, and to comply with all our policies to ensure that none of their actions damages our brand or public image.

Full support and guidance will be provided as the successful person becomes familiar with the role.

If you are interested in joining the team as our Events Lead please submit the form below.

Volunteer Application Form - Events Lead

Where are you based?

We are looking for someone who is proactive and excited to volunteer, and who is prepared to support us long-term.

This role will require someone to be available to take and make calls during the day or over weekends to ensure all events are well organised and run smoothly. Time commitment will vary. How much time are you able to put into this role: