Manawatu Multi-cultural Council (MMC) recognises the essential contribution made by volunteers to its activities and actively encourages their participation.

If you are interested in volunteering your services contact our volunteer coordinator by sending an email to info@mmcnz.org.nz or phoning the Multicultural Centre on 358 1572.

Meet some of our volunteers


Arriving in a new country and not knowing where or how you fit in can be a very daunting experience. This was very true for me 20 years ago. Being married to a Kiwi gave me a little advantage, but I still have to find ways to feel accepted and maintain my own identity. As a mother, I started to volunteer when my eldest child started kindy'¦ more


If you want the best Voluntary job in the world look no further than the local Ethnic Centre ! It'™s certainly the place to be, with enthusiastic friendly staff and highly motivated '˜learners'™ from all over the world. My interest in English Second Language started in the 1980s when my husband was offered the chance of going to Japan for a year to work on a Japanese Government Scientific project in Tokyo '“ so of course I tagged along!... more