WILSS offers a range of programmes designed to enhance personal development and increase participants’ contribution to the community, in the volunteer sector and the workplace.


About Us


Wilss is a unique organisation within New Zealand's educational landscape - a charitable trust (founded in 1989), training provider, with NZQA registration and accreditation.  Our aim is to deliver quality education to provide opportunities in leadership and volunteer activities that meet the changing needs of our communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.  

Over the past 27 years, we have developed an industry-wide reputation for providing a supportive learning environment, first class facilitators and industry contacts to predominately participants in the Greater Waikato and Central Plateau regions.  

Each year we deliver our programmes to over 7,000 participants within schools, sport & recreation, community & volunteer and workplaces. Our organisation's strength is not represented by physical facilities but in the faces and passion of our facilitators and teachers.  Our principle focus is to develop people to 'put their hand up, rather than out' by providing them with leadership and volunteer training so that they can return to their clubs, organisations, associations, groups, families and whanau to build resilience and capability.   This supports our belief of developing strong and healthy communities for future generations. 

Click here to view our 2016 Annual Report

I have been delighted with the way the WILSS leadership programmes connected with our students. The sessions are interactive, balanced and well paced. They provide real opportunities for..."

  • Connect with us
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube