Volunteers are the heart of sport. Without volunteers, sport would not exist in the way it does in our country. At Sport Manawatu, we recognise the effort put in by volunteers and the contribution they make to the sporting sector.

Related sites and resources for volunteers

Sport Manawatu volunteer benefits

Members of the volunteer database receive benefits such as:

  • An annual function
  • Random prizes
  • Free entry to events
  • Giveaways
  • References (on request)
  • Experience in the events industry
  • Recognition from event organisers and much more.

You will be given opportunities in a huge range of different sporting events, and often these will only require a few hours of your time.

There are no obligations to assist once you’re on the database, so you can work volunteering in to suit your own timetable and interests.

Sport Manawatu would like to congratulate and recognise Sport Makers from around the region every month. Our Sport Maker of the Month Award highlights one volunteer each month, chosen from the nominations on the 15th of each month. Winners of this award receive a certificate, a gift voucher and some Lotto merchandise. The winner will also have a profile on our Facebook page and our website. If you would like to nominate a Sport Maker for their outstanding achievements please fill out the form below.

Do you want to get involved in sports events in the Manawatu region?

Become a part of the Sport Manawatu Volunteer Database and gain access to a variety of opportunities in a number of sports in the Manawatu. Simply complete your details below and we will add your details and keep you informed. There are no obligations to be involved once you are registered – you can choose to volunteer for things that suit you – and you can opt out at any time. After you sign up you will be sent a police check to fill out and send back in and will then be added to the database.


To view our current Volunteer Opportunities, click here

Contact us

If you want to become a sports volunteer, please contact Sport Manawatu on 06-357 4359.

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