New Zealand Fashion Week
22 - 28th August 2016
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NZFW 2017 Volunteer registration is now CLOSED!


At New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW), our Volunteers* play a vital role in ensuring the week’s stylish celebrations go perfectly to plan. Not a task for the fainthearted, while fast paced and necessitating long hours on one’s feet, NZFW Volunteers stand to gain valuable insight into highly-experienced event management at a global standard and a peek into the inner workings of the fashion industry.

It is our practice to politely request that Volunteers are 16 years of age and older, and available for a minimum of two full days. This simply takes into account the amount of time required for training and translates to a fair amount of time commitment across all Volunteers. With that said, if you can't commit to two days and have yet to celebrate your 16th birthday, we still encourage you to fill out an application (and note that down) as you'd be ideal as a Volunteer to help pack goodie bags the Saturday before NZFW kicks off. 

Generally working in shifts of 8am – 2pm or 1pm – 9pm, this money-can’t-buy opportunity is hard to beat, with many of our Volunteers returning for another piece of the action each year. NZFW Volunteers mainly assist in:


As part of the backstage team that dresses and styles the models, you’ll be front and centre to the action, following designer’s instructions and executing up to two or three changes per model in a short time frame.


Crucial to the flow of the event, this role will see you directing the foot traffic at NZFW, ushering people to their seats in a timely and polite manner and confidently smoothing out any ‘seating’ issues should they arise. This is also a great way to catch the shows in the venue you are volunteering in.


People from all over the world attend New Zealand Fashion Week and the registration desk is their first point of contact. Constantly buzzing with media, buyers and VIPs, Volunteers here deal with tickets, information packs and any other general queries. To help here you’ll need to be computer literate, well presented, well organised and able to cope under pressure.


It’s not uncommon for NZFW to make the most of the outstanding Volunteers we meet. Tell us where your experience lies, prove your ability to deliver and cope under pressure, and you could be entrusted with an amazing role during the event.

We trust you understand that due to the sheer volume of Volunteer applications, it can take up to two weeks for us to process them and get back to you with an outcome but rest assured that, in time, we'll learn more about you and you’ll receive all the information you need once you’ve registered.

* True to the sense of the word, Volunteer positions at NZFW are unpaid and do not include flights, accommodation or cover of any expenses.

NZFW 2017 Volunteer applications are now CLOSED.