VOLUNTEER WITH POU WHAKAARO
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 or a disability.
The relationship can be one-to-one or in a group setting. This means you spend time with only one person, so you both to get to know each other or can support someone in a group setting.
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.
You can play a large part in the lives of the people we partner.
Pou Whakaaro's focus is to enabling the people we partner to live full lives, we do this by providing opportunities to upskill and offering support in finding employment that focusses on community inclusion.
Some of the people we partner need one on one support to get the most out of the programmes they choose.
Come along and learn yourself and have fun with us. We laugh a lot.
Ring Jan Scown on 3088170 to find out more about us.
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.