gift of giving
Share your time
Pou Whakaaro's volunteer support programme is about making a positive change in someone’s life and gaining a new friend in the process. It is about offering practical support with a person with mental health issues or a disability. It is not time specific. There is choice. There is flexibility. The emphasis is on support and having fun – together.
Share your skills
Pou Whakaaro's volunteer skills programme is focused on skill-based volunteering. These sessions are in our Arts and Crafts programmes and in recycled projects. Shorter, focused projects based on goals the person wants to achieve. You work in a group setting with people we partner to develop a specific skill, or achieve a specific goal.
Who can volunteer
Pou Whakaaro is on the look-out for people from all walks of life. We welcome applicants age 14 and over, who have a clean police record, enthusiasm and desire to support others.
For those who choose to apply for our full volunteer programme, we offer a full induction and orientation programme for new volunteers. We also provide ongoing training with specific emphasis on understanding the people we partner, as well as communication and first aid.
MATCH YOUR TALENT
PROJECT DATE: July 2019
Film our cafe story
We need your help. Our charity needs to showcase our Cafe and Gallery which is run by our clients. We need a short video showcasing what we have to offer.
PROJECT DATE: August 2019
Google Ads Expert
We need a Google Ads expert to help us spend our Google Ads Grant. Our aim is to create awareness about our services to the community and other organisations.
PROJECT DATE: Ongoing
We would love a writer or budding journalist to help us write a few articles about the work of our organisation from different angles to suit different audiences.