Leadership Opportunities

From time to time the opportunity comes up for a rewarding volunteer leadership role in one of our communities. This is a chance to give back by leading a local Bellyful branch, or taking on another key role.

All Bellyful volunteers must be Police vetted, and we ask that you also be vaccinated against COVID-19, Measles and Whooping Cough (Pertussis). Find out more on our Become A Volunteer page.

Branch Coordinator – Bellyful Invercargill

Our southernmost branch needs a new leader as our fabulous current Branch Coordinator is heading on an exciting overseas adventure.

We’re looking for someone willing to offer a few hours a week to lead our passionate local team, who cook and deliver food to whānau with babies and young children, who need extra support.

We need someone who lives in or near Invercargill and has a passion for the community and supporting local whānau.

Interested? Email Fiona at [email protected] to set up a chat.

Branch Coordinator – Bellyful Nelson

Are you a Nelson local with passion for whānau and the community? We’re looking for a new volunteer leader for our hardworking Bellyful Nelson crew.

It’s a fun and rewarding role in a well-established branch. We need someone who is well-organised and loves supporting and encouraging volunteers, with some time to give back.

You will get plenty of support from your local leadership team and the Bellyful whānau across the country.

Interested? Email Fiona at [email protected] to set up a chat.

Branch Coordinator – Bellyful Hibiscus Coast

We’re looking for a new volunteer branch leader for our rewarding local charity – can you help? Bellyful Hibiscus Coast cooks and delivers meals to whānau, with babies or young children, who need support.

This is a fantastic volunteer role, supporting an incredible team, and a chance to really make a difference in the local community. And you will get to work with a brilliant group of Auckland region Branch Coordinators (some of whom are pictured on the left).

Email [email protected]  to have a chat or get more information.

How do I know if being a Branch Coordinator is for me?

Do you like organising, making things hum, or are you a whiz at managing projects and people stuff?

Our Branch Coordinators are people who:

  • Love supporting and encouraging awesome volunteers
  • Enjoy making a real difference in your local community
  • Prefer to be part of an established charity that is well organised, known and trusted
  • Have some time to give others

Many of our Branch Coordinators work full or part time, some are retired or semi-retired, others are parents at home looking for a way to utilise their skills or develop new skills. The role involves recruiting, training and managing volunteers within your branch and ensuring all aspects of the branch are running smoothly. Each Bellyful branch has a core team of awesome volunteers, including people in key roles such as Cookathon and Delivery Coordinators.

Our Branch Coordinators work from home at times that suit their work and whānau commitments.

You don’t need to have been involved with Bellyful before – we give you great support. You’ll also get plenty of back-up from the fabulous branch volunteers, Bellyful NZ management and other Bellyful branches.


Read more about all our volunteer roles here

Cookathon Coordinator – Bellyful West Auckland


Bellyful West Auckland cooks and delivers meals to whānau with newborn babies and young children, who need our support. These are often exhausted new parents, whānau who have babies in neonatal units, or where someone is unwell.

A vital part of our service is that of our monthly ‘Cookathons’ in a community kitchen in the Te Atatu Peninsula. Here, our volunteers come together to cook up delicious and nutritious meals which are then distributed as needed.

As our branch ‘Cookathon Coordinator’ you will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating and overseeing these monthly gatherings with the help of our very capable and friendly volunteer team. You most certainly don’t need to be a Masterchef, as all our meals are standard family staple favourites following easy to cook recipes.

You just need to be someone who is organised, fun, a good communicator, passionate about helping others and giving back to the community and who has a spare 12 hours or so (approx.) a month. Full training and support will be given of course, and this is a role that could be easily shared by a couple of people if preferred.

Please email [email protected] for further information – we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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