About Endometriosis New Zealand

Endometriosis New Zealand is New Zealand’s national endometriosis organisation.

We represent the tens of thousands of girls, women, and those assigned female at birth, who live with endometriosis in New Zealand and we work with those who treat the condition and researchers to find solutions. We provide unique and professional services and programs to reach individuals, communities, workplaces, and all stakeholders involved in improving health outcomes for those with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain.

Endometriosis New Zealand

Volunteer opportunity











Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ) is Aotearoa’s national endometriosis organisation. As a registered charitable trust, our purpose is to improve the lives of those with endometriosis through providing support, advocacy, research, information, education, and awareness.

We are seeking new trustees to replace recent retirements. Ideally, candidates will have a strong empathy for the ongoing challenges of those experiencing endometriosis and support the development of a National Action Plan for Endometriosis prioritising education and awareness, clinical management, care and research.

Ideal applicant:

  • Experience within New Zealand Health sector
  • Gynaecologist or Women’s Health Specialist
  • Governance experience
  • Finance skills
  • Research background
  • Not-for-profit experience

We particularly encourage applications from provincial regions, Māori, Pasifika, other ethnicities, younger members of the community, and individuals from the LGBTQ community.

Remuneration- unpaid

Term- 3 years

The following documents are available:

  • 2022-2027 ENZ Strategic Plan
  • ENZ Women’s Health Strategy Submission
  • ENZ Trust Deed

If you are interested in applying, or would like to see any of the above documents, please email a cover letter and your CV to info@nzendo.org.nz.

Applications close 30th April 2023



In 1985, along with Margaret McKenzie and the late Joan Moultrie, Deborah Bush founded a regional endometriosis support group.

Their vision was to support people suffering with endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. In 1994 Deborah developed the group further into a Registered Charitable Trust, known as the New Zealand Endometriosis Foundation Incorporated (NZEF), operating now as Endometriosis New Zealand (ENZ).

For over 35 years Deborah Bush led Endometriosis New Zealand to be at the forefront of internationally recognised services and programmes. The organisation has had a global influence in the field and has significantly influenced early recognition of endometriosis symptoms and timely intervention in New Zealand.

Tens of thousands of people, throughout New Zealand and abroad have contacted ENZ over the years – many desperate for information and support. The passion and drive to change the course of history of endometriosis, has relied on the unique skills and talents from within the organisation setting global standards of excellence in developing and delivering initiatives, providing services, and fostering research. ENZ has been a major player in contributing to facilitate the wellness of endometriosis sufferers everywhere.

Endometriosis New Zealand is at the forefront of internationally recognised services and programmes. 

Recipients of:  

  • Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Women’s Health
  • Paul Newman Award  (Winner)
  • Champion Canterbury Business Awards 2012 (Finalist)




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