Volunteering... do you have some time to spare? Then come and join our friendly team!

The volunteers at The Ballance House have varied roles, all of which aim to provide a friendly welcome at the restored farmhouse and ensure you have an enjoyable and informative visit.  This is where John Ballance, who went on to become one of New Zealand’s more enlightened Premiers, was born.

How you could get involved

You could get involved in tasks such as a Helper or Guide for visiting community and school groups or you might enjoy helping out with the children’s crafts and face-painting, or the tea barn catering, car parking and setup teams at events.  If you have existing experience and skills for example in areas such as first aid, catering or customer service for example you may particularly enjoy being involved at our events.  Maintaining the property is another job that keeps the volunteers busy looking after The Ballance House for our visitors.

We can also give you access to training in areas such as first aid or food hygiene.

Whether you are interested in a one-off activity or a longer-term commitment, we would like to talk to you.

Reasons to volunteer

·   Do something different and learn new skills

·  Do a few hours once a month and help at our busy and fun events

·    Be a part of the conservation of our historic property

·  Meet like-minded people and make new friends.