We are always looking for people to help out at the club (both on and off the committee) and to help with related causes.
There are plenty of non-committee jobs that need to be done to keep the club running.
When you join the club, we ask you to indicate areas where you may be able to help with the running of the club. Don't wait to be contacted, contact us!
Odd jobs - can you help out with any of these?
- Dehydrator 'monitor' - we're looking for someone to get a little system set up for hiring out our new club deydrator, kindly donated by one of our members. Probably needs some simple instructions for using it, bringing it back clean and a roster for people to book it. Email if you can take on this task.
- Van cleaners - both our vans are currently in need of a good clean (ideally on a monthly basis). Email if you can help out.
Urgent! Our Vans Still Need a Home!
Last year we publicized the fact that we can no longer store our vans at the Interislander Terminal. Brian our Lodge Convenor has been very kindly hosting the vans at his property in Ngaio while we have been looking for a new home for them. Unfortunately this can no longer continue. We very urgently need to find a new home for our vans.
Perhaps you can temporarily keep one on your property? Or perhaps you know somewhere they can be safely parked for a reasonable price? The Committee is welcoming any and all ideas at this stage as we are fast running out of time!
If you have any ideas please email them to President.
Drive the Vans on Trips
The club owns two vans which are used for trips, but we need drivers, at least two per van for longer trips.
- have a drivers licence
- are comfortable driving a medium sized van with a manual gearbox and
- would like to help out the club by driving these vans on trips
Help out on Club Nights
Help out on the Door
We are always looking for experienced members to help out on club nights to:
- meet and greet new people at the club room entrance
- explain how the club runs and
- introduce people to other club members.
If you are interested in helping out you can sign up to the duty roster at the Clubrooms or email the promotions officer with your preferred dates.
Give a Presentation
We are always interested to hear from people who would like to give a presentation at club night.
The aim of the presentations are to:
- give people an appreciation of the types of trips the club runs
- educate people about the outdoors and
- inspire people to get out and see different places.
The slideshows can feature trips in NZ or overseas or any other outdoor related topic of interest such as Search and Rescue and the role of the Federated Mountain Clubs. They should be 30 – 45 mins long.
If you are interested in doing slideshows for the club contact the social convenor with your topic and a preferred date.
Help out with Club Gear
Every Wednesday evening for 30 mins a volunteer staffs the gear locker to oversee the checking out and returning of club gear.
If you want to help out in this role, or with occasional gear stock takes and maintenance work email the gear custodian.
Lead a Trip
The club runs several trips every weekend. All information about our trips for leaders can be found following this link.
We always need help with running trips.
Ways to help out with trip leading include:
- offer to lead trips where we have "leader required" on the existing schedule or where a weekend on the existing schedule has a gap
- send in ideas for future trip schedules
- attend trip planning meetings; these are advertised on the Forum
- learn to lead a trip by offering to organise and advertise a trip for a trip leader
- offer to lead a trip and ask someone else to organise and advertise the trip on your behalf (especially suitable for trip leaders who do not reside in Wellington)
If you would like to help out with any of the above please email the Chief Guide.
Emergency Contact Person
Every overnight trip has an emergency contact person who is on the end of a phone. They hold the trip leaders intentions sheet and a list of people on the trip, and are there to facilitate communications between the trip members, emergency services, family/friends and club officers should things not go according to plan. If you are not out tramping, you can help by volunteering for a weekend by emailing the emergency contact coordinator.
Trip leaders must call the contact person when an overdue party is out, and send a courtesy text or call after the trip when everything runs as planned.
Write for the Newsletter
- Stories of recent club adventures and trips
- Committee updates.
Write for the Journal
- contributing stories and photos to our Facebook page (either post articles directly, or send them to our Promotions officer) also visit it Facebook page and 'like' it
- offering suggestions on how we can improve the club website (email the Webmaster)
- If you'd like to help out with any of the above, or have other ideas on how you could help with the running of the club, please email the club's President.
Search and Rescue (SAR)
Experienced club members contribute to SAR by undertaking training and searching for missing and injured trampers.
Find out more about SAR.