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As a non-profit registered charity, we need your support to continue providing our vital services. Support us and become part of the solution by donating through our Give A Little page.



Include a bequest in your Will to be certain that your final act of generosity will help people who suffer from mental health issues. Big or small, your bequest will be greatly appreciated. Making a Will helps to ensure your specific wishes are honoured – that the people and places that are meaningful to you are supported. A legacy gift to Anxiety New Zealand Trust can make a long lasting difference in the lives of children, youth and adults in New Zealand. Download a Will Bequest form. 




Thank you for your interest. All Volunteer Workers will need to undergo a police check and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 


Volunteer Workers underpin our ability provide support and resources to the 300,000 contacts we get across all of our services each year. We are hugely thankful for the generosity and goodwill of all volunteers who have supported the day to day running of the organisation. Anxiety NZ has a limited number of placements each year for volunteers to support administration, community education, fundraising or research. 


Tasks vary and include a range of activities that support the smooth operation of a busy mental health organisation. There are places for volunteers in the clinic helping with office and administration tasks, community education including blog and content creation or fundraising. helping with research, admin and grant application preparation. 


Based on the amount of training and support we provide we hope to provide the opportunity to volunteers who are able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week for a minimum of 12 months. We do also consider shorter term internship placements such as the AUT Work Integrated Learning Placements (e.g. 150 hours over 10 weeks). Please let us know in the application for what you are looking for.


We hope to provide a valuable experience and a safe and supported place to learn new skills and knowledge while giving back to a community organisation that greatly appreciates the support. To apply please fill out this form > and email it to Sarah at clinic@anxiety.org.nz  

The 24/7 Helpline volunteers

Our 24/7 free nationwide Anxiety Helpline is often the front line of our services, providing a vital point of contact for those experiencing anxiety, and for their family and friends. Our volunteers receive full training but suitable applicants would meet a certain level of mental health study or work experience (e.g. suits university psychology students who are at least in their 2nd year of study or anyone with a Level 4 Mental Health qualification). Volunteers also need to be responsible, reliable, and have excellent people skills as the role involves communicating with highly distressed and at risk individuals. A commitment of at least 1 year of helpline shifts and monthly meeting attendance is required. 

Click here to see our Helpline volunteering opportunities and submit your application. 

Specialist, Clinic Admin or Work Integrated Learning (WIL) volunteers

Anxiety NZ is incredibly grateful for the longstanding support of specialist IT volunteers and accounting volunteers, admin support and community education volunteer help.


If you have specific skills or knowledge, experience with fundraising, marketing, community education, projects or business we warmly welcome you to get in touch.

If you would like to apply for a volunteer or internship position please email your CV and volunteer application form to sarahw@anxiety.org.nz

Please let us know what type of volunteering you are interested in, over what time frame, for how many hours per week, what days of the week suit you (please see our opening hours) and if the volunteering is connected to a University, academic or other purpose. This helps us to match opportunities quicker and easier. 


Please note, that as a charity that works with vulnerable people, and in the health and disability sector volunteer workers and staff will need to:


- Fill out a Volunteer application form and provide a C.V or bio.


- Engage in an interview and supply two referees that Anxiety NZ can contact.


- Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including a booster within 6 months of primary vaccinations while the Mandatory Vaccination Order is in place. 

- Undergo a police check on application and every year while volunteering.


- All volunteers will also be asked to review and sign a code of conduct agreement, IT use policy, confidentiality agreement etc.

- Be able to volunteer on a site where a cat lives at the St Lukes Clinic. Clients may also bring a support dog with them or a visiting therapy / assistance dog may be on site on some occasions. 

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We are a non-profit registered charity and we’d like to acknowledge the tremendous support we receive from the following organisations. Their partnership with The Anxiety New Zealand Trust is vital and their continued support enhances our services to you.

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We are deeply thankful for the support of Lindsay Foundation to help us purchase urgent and essential technology to enable clinical, peer support and community education services to continue over the four-week COVID-19 lockdown period. Their support, when we greatly needed it, directly assisted 6,250 people to connect with much needed support. Their donation also enabled us to develop the capacity of all services to work remotely, as needed, which are now ready to meet the future needs in the community of a further and predicted 68,750 people over the coming year.
Lindsay Foundation has partnered with Anxiety New Zealand Trust in a Youth Education Project to engage with Young Kiwi's in developing and delivering engaging content and support for youth (ages 13-23) aimed at increasing social and emotional resilience in online spaces, educating and reducing harmful behaviours around social media such as bullying and harassment and helping young people make the most of online opportunities.

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