New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016
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Become a Volunteer

At New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) we depend on our Volunteers to ensure the week runs smoothly. Volunteers get an inside experience of event management and the fashion industry. We expect a high standard from our Volunteers, who generally work in shifts of 8am – 2pm or 1pm – 7pm, with evening shows running later. NZFW is a fast pace event with long hours on your feet, this opportunity is not for the faint hearted.

You will receive more information upon registration. Do not be concerned if you don’t hear back straight away as it can take up to two weeks to process application. We will get back to everyone.

Please be aware that these positions are unpaid and NZFW does not provide flights, accommodation or cover any of the Volunteer expenses. 


We require Volunteers for 3 main areas. Please see the brief outline of these roles below:


Become a part of the backstage team that dresses and styles the models. This role involves following the designers instructions and executing up to two or three changes per model in a short time frame. This is a fun and fast paced role and a must if you love NZ fashion.


This role involves directing the foot traffic at NZFW and is crucial to the flow of the event. You will be required to usher people to their seats in a timely and polite manner, as well as be confident enough to smooth out any issues if they arise. You will need a positive nature and a love for fashion. This is a great way to see the shows in whichever venue you are ushering.


People from all over the world attend New Zealand Fashion Week, and the registration desk is their first point of contact. It is constantly buzzing with media, buyers and VIPs. Here, you will be dealing with tickets, information packs and any other general queries that may arise. These volunteers need to be computer literate, well presented, well organised and able to cope under pressure.


Sometimes we meet outstanding people who we assign other amazing jobs to during the event – this could be you! Consider it as an interview for the potential job of a lifetime.

This is an amazing opportunity – you never know who you might meet!

Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with us this year! Applications for 2016 have now closed, but keep an eye out mid 2017 for your chance to be involved next year.