How to join in
During certain times of the year, Riverside is open to receive volunteers to help with various aspects of work in the community. Please be aware that the Riverside Community Trust Board does NOT offer wwoofing spaces or other work in exchange for food/accommodation options!
If you are interested in applying for genuine volunteering at Riverside, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How to become a member
If you are interested in membership, we advise you to visit the community for the first time informally. Take a stroll, talk to some people, and perhaps come to our shared Community Lunch on Wednesdays. The next (or first step) is to write to the Community Meeting, giving background information and reasons for wanting to join.
You may then be invited for a formal visit of up to 2 weeks. During this time we will host you (a Koha to cover your costs is appreciated), and you will be invited to meet members in their homes, and share in work and other activities.
After an interval for reflection, you can formally apply for a probationary membership in writing. This probationary membership period is up to two years, and you will live on the same basis as all other members. Any private assets you may own will be frozen during that time.
On becoming a member, assets remain frozen.
Prospective members must hold NZ permanent residency (residency for at least 2 years). Please note that we are unable to accept retired people for membership.
If you would like to go ahead with the membership application process, please send your expression of interest, with information about yourself and reasons for wanting to join, to email@example.com
Riverside Community provides a vegetarian Lunch every Wednesday at 12.30 pm, all made with organic produce from the Riverside Gardens and prepared by volunteers. Members and visitors are welcome to come and join in. This is an inclusive event at the Riverside Community Centre. Just pop in, have a chat and connect with others.
Donation towards the cost of the event is much appreciated - as is help with cleaning up afterwards
Riverside Education Programme
Riverside’s Education Programme ’ runs throughout the year and consists of a variety of indoor/outdoor workshops and learning opportunities. For more info, please click here.