Can You Help?

Hospice services are provided totally free of any charge to the terminally ill and their families so we are very dependent on volunteers, and on fundraising to cover overheads and provide help and equipment to those who need support.

Become a Friend

‘Friend of the Hospice’ annual subscription is only $20. We’ll keep you informed via our quarterly newsletters about our progress and the work you are helping us do in the community. Friend of Hospice Membership Form


All our volunteers are trained and supported. Some deal directly with patients and families; others have a support role. Volunteers may garden, bake, provide transport, shop, provide hairdressing or beauty services, take photographs, gather and distribute firewood, mow lawns, write biographies, distribute equipment, provide flowers or help with fundraising, library, garage sale, reception duties or other practical work at Te Kowhai. We rely heavily on volunteers.

Instructions for applicants: Please choose either Shop Volunteer or (General) Volunteer Application form. The Police consent vetting form must be included with all applications. Thank you.

Donations, Bequests & Bequeaths

We don’t receive any direct Government funding so we are responsible for our overheads and all the support services we provide for those with a terminal illness, and their family. We also purchase and lend items that help make life easier for those with any kind of terminal illness, such as medical equipment, special beds, pressure gel mattress and chairs. We rely on the generosity of individuals, groups and organisations to support our much needed services, for which we are extremely grateful.

Please click here for more information about donating to Hospice.

Should you wish to make a bequest or bequeath, please discuss this with your solicitor.

As a registered charitable trust, your donation of $5 and above is tax deductible.


Our major fundraisers this year will be the Annual Golf Tournament in August, the Lamb and Calf Scheme and a Garage Raiders Sale and Auction for the blokes (date to be advised) If you have saleable items in good condition to contribute to Garage Raiders or would like to assist with these events and activities – or have a great idea for fundraising – we’d love to hear it!
  • Golf Tournament
  • Garage Raiders
  • Lamb & Calf Raising Scheme
  • Sale of preserves and condiments