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Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteer Coordinator

5 months, part time (increasing to full time from 22 March – 1 April 2015)

Oxfam Trailwalker (OTW) is the world’s greatest team challenge. Teams of four are sponsored to walk or run a 100km trail over both public and private land in Taupo, through some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery.

So where do you fit in? Our OTW event raises around $1 million per annum in support of Oxfam’s life giving work and the role of OTW Volunteer Coordinator is vital to the event’s success. This is because volunteers are involved in every aspect of the running of the event.

Working initially 24 hours per week, and increasing to 40+ per week in the lead up to and during the event weekend in Taupo, you will be responsible for organising and co-ordinating all aspects of volunteers’ involvement. Your efforts will therefore be vital to helping make this our most successful OTW event ever.  

You know the qualities we are after - hard working, people focused, a team player, motivational, organized and flexible.  We want it all – and relevant experience as well!

A great sense of humour will also go a long way when the pressure comes on, while a demonstrated commitment to the values and principles of our work is essential.

In return we offer you a unique opportunity to create and achieve event goals not possible elsewhere. You will be joining a talented events team and will work for an organisation where the “heart” is truly in the work. Starting in early December 2014, the post attracts a starting salary of $44,458 per annum pro rata or $21.37 per hour.

To apply, please send your full CV and covering letter to, or fax 64 9 355 6505. Applications close at 12.00 noon on Tuesday November 4, 2014.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage diversity in the workplace.

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