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Volunteer for the only not-for-profit supporting Kiwis with Coeliac Disease

GET INVOLVED

Volunteer for the only not-for-profit supporting Kiwis with Coeliac Disease

Become part of something now.

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Every day, Coeliac New Zealand provides support, advice, and advocacy for Kiwis with coeliac disease. As a small organisation, Coeliac New Zealand relies on wonderful volunteers who give up their time to support people living with coeliac disease.

Volunteering is a great way to grow your connections, share knowledge and experience with others, and give back to the only not-for-profit organisation supporting Kiwis with coeliac disease. There are multiple opportunities for you to get involved with Coeliac New Zealand. Discover how you can help below!

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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Become an Area Coordinator
Share your skills and experience by assisting CNZ in your region with a variety of activities to support the work we do and messages we share by becoming a volunteer area coordinator, a kids’ club coordinator, or a youth ambassador.  This could include
  • Organising activities for adult or youth members
  • Hosting a kid's club event
  • Organising fundraisers
  • Sharing information and resources within your networks to help raise awareness about coeliac disease, by talking to your local school, workplaces or health professionals.
  • Helping out at one-off events and with campaigns that educate the public.
Share your experience and knowledge
You know what it’s like to live with coeliac disease and this experience and knowledge can be so valuable for a newly diagnosed member. If you don’t want to commit to being a coordinator but would like to help out from time to time, you could help:
  • As a buddy shopper when you do your regular shop at the supermarket.
  • Assist with member's get-togethers from time to time to support groups either face-to-face or online.
  • Make a presentation at your local school or workplace.
  • Share recipes and photos of your favourite GF food.
  • Share stories and articles with Coeliac New Zealand members in our regular newsletters.
  • Share posts on your social media about gluten-free living.
  • Support research opportunities when they arise.
Provide administrative support
You like to be a behind-the-scenes support, and there are opportunities to help our CNZ staff in various ways including:
  • Help out with administration tasks for staff and volunteers remotely from home
  • Help out with moving resources at our storage facility in Ellerslie
  • Share posters and resources during Coeliac Awareness Week
  • Store samples of GF food for members to collect from you in your local community
  • Help out a local event

SHARE YOUR STORY

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Sharing your stories of lived experience is a fantastic way to help build an understanding of coeliac disease. Share your #GFforlife story or become a contributor of articles for our Coeliac Link magazines and/or our website. If you’d like to find out more please contact us at admin@coeliac.org.nz
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BECOME A PARTNER

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  • To join the internationally and nationally recognised gluten free product endorsement programme
  • Get instant shelf recognition and provide confidence to gluten free consumers at point of purchase
  • Access favourable gluten free product testing rates 
  • Promote your products to Coeliac NZ members and the wider gluten free community
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MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS

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Zoe Huggett is a busy mum and accountant living in Wanaka and is the Coeliac NZ Kids Club Coordinator for an area that covers Central Otago (Queenstown, Wanaka, Alexandra, Cromwell, Hawea, Luggate). Zoe has an 11-year-old daughter with coeliac disease and something Zoe loves about volunteering is that she had support from various people when her daughter was first diagnosed, which she was very appreciative of, so she likes to give back and help others in the same way.

GET INVOLVED

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Support your charity – the only not-for-profit supporting Kiwis with coeliac disease. Become part of Coeliac New Zealand now.

PARTNER WITH US

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Promote your products to Coeliac NZ members and the wider gluten free community.

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DONATE

Help us reach more people who are suffering from coeliac disease. Contribute to the greater good of your community.

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FUNDRAISE

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We are always on the look-out for passionate people interested in raising funds and building awareness about coeliac disease

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ABOUT COELIAC
NEW ZEALAND

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Your partner in
healthy living

Coeliac New Zealand walks alongside you for every stage of your journey with coeliac disease. As part of the Coeliac New Zealand community, you’ll get support, advice, and assistance when you need it, while we work with health professionals, gluten free manufacturers, and researchers to raise awareness of coeliac disease in NZ. Together, we can reach the day when every person with coeliac disease gets diagnosed quickly, lives a healthy life, and has the prospect of a cure.

ABOUT COELIAC
NEW ZEALAND

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Your partner in healthy living
Coeliac New Zealand walks alongside you for every stage of your journey with coeliac disease. As part of the Coeliac New Zealand community, you’ll get support, advice, and assistance when you need it, while we work with health professionals, gluten free manufacturers, and researchers to raise awareness of coeliac disease in NZ. Together, we can reach the day when every person with coeliac disease gets diagnosed quickly, lives a healthy life, and has the prospect of a cure.

LATEST NEWS

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15/06/2024
Sharing lived experience of coeliac disease blank

Each year we ask our members to share their lived experiences of coeliac disease to raise awareness, promote understanding and foster a supportive community for those affected by the condition. If you would like to share your story please email admin@coeliac.org.nz This is Rebecca Tibbots' journey..."I have suffered from daily abdominal discomfort since childhood. Fruit […]

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12/06/2024
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Everyone loves a morning tea shout or celebration at work, however, for our colleagues with coeliac disease, this may bring on some anxiety wondering if there will be suitable food options for them. So, how do we make our workspaces more coeliac-friendly? Whether it’s work functions or staff kitchens, there are a few things we […]

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11/06/2024
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This year marks the 50th AGM for our organisation, which is an occasion worth commemorating. The society had 2 AGMs before its incorporation in 1976 and has supported people with coeliac disease in New Zealand for over 5 decades. A lot has changed in that time, but our vision remains the same, and that is […]

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