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Thursday May 26, 2016


Become a Telephone Support Worker for Parent Help

Are you passionate about parenting? Keen to do volunteer work? At Parent Help we are always looking for committed people to become part of our team of Telephone Support Workers. As a Telephone Support Worker you can work from home at times that suit you. All you need is a couple of hours every week, or fortnight, and a private space to listen to callers. Initial training is comprehensive: once trained and “on the line” Telephone Support Workers are given on-going support, monthly clinical supervision and professional development. Our perfect support worker will be an understanding and empathetic listener with excellent communication and English language skills; who is able to be non-judgemental, flexible, reliable and self-motivated.  We would love to hear from you if you are interested in getting to know more about volunteering at Parent Help. Call us on (04) 802 5767 to hear more or email us at nz,

Nikau Corporate Challenge

ABOVE: Chorus at Kiwi Community Assistance in Tawa LEFT: ACC at Mary Potter Hospice in Newtown

Lyne Pringle is the coordinator of the Employee Volunteering programme at Volunteer Wellington The role is generously supported by major funding from the Nikau Foundation. February to June is the Nikau Corporate Challenge period, when a myriad of projects take place including: 9 teams from

Passionate about Parenting? Volunteer to help families

Our national parenting helpline (0800 568 856) supporting families with parenting concerns, is looking for volunteer telephone support workers • Gain listening and helping skills through our training • Opportunity for personal development • Utilise your own positive parenting experiences • Ongoing support and training • Qualified counsellor supervision • Great friendly team of people

WORK FROM HOME AT TIMES THAT SUIT YOU All you need is a few hours a week, or fortnight, and a private space to listen to callers

and that is the motto this year.’ The response has been tremendous with 25 community groups benefiting from the work of 500 corporate volunteers deployed to 58 projects. The challenge period culminates in a celebratory evening at KPMG during volunteer week, on June 22nd.

Foster Parents Needed! Want to make a difference to the lives of animals in need? Volunteer as a SPCA Foster Parent!



ANZ blitzing a new trail at the Makara Peak Bike Park and several teams from ACC undertaking a major renovation of the Mary Potter Hospice Offices in just 4 days. Lyne says, ‘I am encouraging groups to take a ‘blitz’ mentality to the 11th year of the Nikau Corporate Challenge. My mother used to say ‘Many hands make light work’

CONTACT US Phone: 04 802 5767 E-mail:

We rely on people like you to provide temporary homes for young and sick animals. By becoming a foster parent you will be giving animals in need a warm, safe and loving environment until they are ready to find their new families. We provide everything you will need, the bedding, food, toys and vet care we just need you! To apply, or for more information, please contact: Email: Phone: 04 389 8044 ext 830

2016 Nikau Foundation Corporate Challenge


JOIN UP WITH VOLUNTEER WELLINGTON AS A BUSINESS FRIEND AND YOU WILL:  Engage with a community organisation  Build capability in the community  Develop team building for staff  Bring skills and learn new skills  Build your profile in the community


HELP US KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER AND CLOSE BY VOLUNTEERING AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES WELLINGTON This is your opportunity to help fellow Kiwi families who have a child receiving specialist medical treament in Hospital! Here at Ronald McDonald House Charities Wellington, we can offer you the opportunity to utilise your own personal skills to make a real difference to the lives of New Zealand families and their children. This can be any day morning or night - whatever may work best for you. If you are a responsible person, with a can-do attitude and can empathise with families going through a difficult time, we would love to hear from you.

Christine Jones 04 389 5505 or DDI: 04 830 2903 •

Want to know more?

ANZ blaze a trail at Makara Peak Contact: Lyne Pringle, Coordinator, Employee Volunteering, Volunteer Wellington. Phone: 499 4572. Email

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