About Us

The Western Bay of Plenty has a proud social service heart.
At its core, in the Western Bay of Plenty approximately 240 organisations work daily to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and our society. Many of our fellow New Zealanders struggle with isolation, poverty, mental illness, addiction, housing, food insecurity amongst other issues and each one of the good folks working in the social service sector are dedicated to the task of making life that much easier and better for everyone.

Our People

The team at SociaLink is as diverse as the sector we support; we have differing expertise and a variety of skills, but share a common goal and love for the social services sector and those fortunate enough to work in it.

Uhia te korowai kahui ki te iwi hei tauawhi, hei akiaki ki te ao angitu

Spread the folds of the korowai to all, as a means of support and encouragement in pursuit of success
(SociaLink Tauranga Moana)

Stories of how we’ve helped others

The Daily team

The Daily

Salvation Army team

Salvation Army


Families Achieving Balance

alz team

Alzheimers Tauranga / WBOP

Brain Injury Trust

Brain Injured Children’s Trust


If you have a vacancy in your organisation we are happy to advertise in this space. Email your information now.

Governance Positions

Seeking new SociaLink Trustees

Do you want to take on a governance role that has influence over strengthening and giving a voice for the social and community sectors in the western Bay of Plenty?

Do you want to join the SociaLink board at an exciting time as the Board embeds a ‘Two House’ governance structure to reflect our commitment to a Te Tiriti partnership?

Download more information

Apply here

Brain Injured Children Trust

Are seeking a Brilliant Chairperson.

The Brain Injured Children Trust ‘s mission is to empower families/ whanau by providing life changing resources that will enhance the quality of life for their brain injured child. We provide insight and funding for a range of NDTP- neuro development therapy programmes.

More information on this role here.

More information is available on our website:

Or Shirley Wilson at 027-628-4858.

Applications to

Diabetes NZ – Tauranga Branch

Are seeking two to three people to join the committee.

Diabetes New Zealand is the lead third sector organisation supporting people and their families living with diabetes.

Two staff members are supported by the Tauranga Branch Committee who offer advice and skills. The committee does not act in a governance role which is provided  by Diabetes New Zealand through national or regional structures.

More information on this role here.

Contact Brian Pointon, Chairperson by email, or phone 027 625 3777

Pool of NFP Staff

SociaLink operate an informal ‘pool’ of people experienced in the not-for-profit sector who could cover staff on leave or for short-term jobs.

Temporary Positions Available

No projects available at the moment. Check back soon.

People available for contract

Carole Parker

Specialist area: Community development, housing, management, project management

Download Carole’s details here

Ruth Woodward

Specialist areas: Communications, media, journalist

Email for Ruth’s details here

Fern Nordstrom

Specialist areas:

currently in the final year of her bachelor’s degree in social sciences, She is majoring in sociology, and minoring in psychology via Waikato university here in Tauranga.

Are any positions or volunteer work available within your organisation to build on her work experience? She is passionate about women and children’s health and safety and the promotion of healthy relationships, but is open to any opportunities that will offer good learning experiences.

Email Fern here

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