Applications Open for Volunteers

Applications open for 2019 WGNZ volunteers in June…

Winter Games NZ look for volunteers to join the crew, in Wanaka and Queenstown and Naseby.

We look for a team of enthusiastic, reliable and friendly volunteers to be part of The Winter Games NZ. Volunteers are the face, heart and soul of The Games and your involvement will help to ensure this event continues to be one of the world’s top five winter sports competitions in the world and the only one in the southern hemisphere. The Games are uniquely Kiwi experience that athletes, coaches, judges and spectators all rave about. The relaxed atmosphere, friendly people, sporting action and festival fun, the biggest party on southern snow. 

Being a volunteer at the Winter Games NZ is not only rewarding but also provides an opportunity to utilise your skills, learn new ones, meet new people and be a part of a world class event.

Ready? Fill in an application here

Like some more info? keep reading…

When? 23 Aug- 7 Sept 2019. 

Where? Volunteers are needed at Coronet Peak, Cardrona, The Snow Farm & Naseby

There are a variety of volunteer roles we need help. If you are based in Queenstown and can ski, then Coronet Peak is the location for you. If you are based in Wanaka and can ski/ snowboard then Cardrona is for you and if you’re Wanaka based but not a skier or boarder then up at the Snow Farm there are lots of roles suitable. Naseby in Central Otago (2.15 hr from Queenstown) hosts the curling competitions and has many volunteer positions. You need to have your own accomodation and transport for Naseby.
For whichever role you do, you will be given specific information and training, if required, and all volunteers will be well briefed by one of the crew.

What do we give you? We will provide you with lunch on the days you work during the event, a volunteer gift, lots of new friends and the opportunity to support hundreds of world class athletes in striving for the top. Transport from Wanaka to Cardrona or Snow Farm is provided, transport from Queenstown to Coronet will be arranged with other volunteers. If you are allocated a role that requires a ski pass and you don’t have one, we will provide you with a pass for that day. Please ensure you have your accomodation & own ski/ board gear as unfortunately, we don’t have any offers.

Winter Games NZ will strive to:

– Treat all volunteers equally and with respect
– Provide a clear role description and contact person
– Provide necessary induction or training to enable you to fulfil your role
– Provide a safe working environment
– Acknowledge and provide recognition to all volunteers
– Enable you to withdraw or say no without guilt

What do we ask from you?  
– Are reliable and advise us of any change of availability
– Seek support if you’re feeling out of your depth or struggling with the commitment required
– Strive to maintain and enhance the events reputation within the community
– Respect the operational guidelines of the event organisers
– Participate in any induction or training required for your role
– Report hazards, incidents, accidents or any safety concerns you have to your Manager or the Volunteer Manager
– Respect the operational guidelines of the event organisers
– Participate in any induction or training required for your role

How? For more information on the roles over the Games and to register online on our new volunteer management system, please click here and select ‘Fill in an application’ on the top right. We suggest using your email address as the username to keep it simple. You only need to fill in the boxes that have a little flag like this (don’t worry about all the other fields, there are lots there). Please make sure you enter just one email address and your mobile number 
If you know the role you want, please make sure you write it in your online profile and I will pre allocate it to you.  
If you already have a Better Impact login for other organisations that use the same system (eg Volunteering Central/ Challenge Wanaka/ Warbirds) you can use the same username and password and it will give you access. If you have forgotten it, there is a link to reset both on the page or click here.  

More info & briefings? We are holding a volunteer info and Health and Safety briefing in Wanaka and Queenstown where you can come and listen to what is involved, meet the crew and ask questions and get signed off on Heath & Safety for the mountain you are helping on.  
Queenstown- Date & Location TBC
Wanaka– Date & Location TBC

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm in being part of the crew, we really appreciate your support. Check out our FAQ here for other bits of info.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or would like some help with the new system, [email protected] 
Many thanks 

Jo Guest 
Volunteers Manager, WGNZ 2019