Red Cross

The New Zealand Red Cross provides: * Disaster response and relief nationally and internationally * Emergency preparedness training programmes, including FIRST AID classes * Education on the Geneva Conventions and other key Human Rights documents * Community Services to the vulnerable people in our communities New Zealand Red Cross has an Outreach programme designed to … Continued

Literacy Christchurch Inc.

Literacy Christchurch provides one to one tuition of reading, writing, spelling, numeracy.  They will teach basic communication skills to anyone with a reading difficulty.  They offer tutoring for individual needs , eg Drivers’ Licence and provide training for voluntary tutors.

Education at ARA

Ara (previously CPIT) offers many weekday, weekend, & evening adult & community education classes. Many of these are non-assessed & non-formal learning opportunities for lifelong learners of all backgrounds & ages. Topics include: International languages; Maori language & culture, crafts; community arts; adult literacy; courses for women; art & design; songwriting; voice development; digital photography; … Continued

Amida Healthcare Training Amida is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)-registered private training establishment offering courses around the country. Formerly known as Canterbury Carers (founded in 1990), Amida is wholly-owned by Access Homehealth Ltd, one of New Zealand’s largest home healthcare providers. Access Homehealth is a charitable organisation owned by Rural Women, with branches around New Zealand. … Continued

St John

For the Christchurch AMBULANCE Service ring 111. ST JOHN MEDICAL ALARMS 0800 50 23 23. Talks available on request. CARING CALLER 0800 780 780 (a free service) is a friend who provides regular friendship calls. Training is provided for people wishing to become a Caring Caller. To apply ring 0800 785 646. ST JOHN FIRST … Continued

Volunteering Canterbury

An information and referral service for individuals interested in volunteering and for non-profit agencies involving volunteers. Support, information and training for non-profit agencies. Advocacy and consultancy on all issues to do with volunteering. To arrange an interview ring the above number or visit the website for more opportunities. Open Monday – Friday 9.00 am – … Continued

Comcare Charitable Trust

ComCare Trust works with and for people living in Canterbury who experience serious mental illness. A referral is needed from their case manager. Services provided by the Trust include a wide range of housing supports (from assistance in finding and moving into a flat to sheltered housing) and specialised individual support in undertaking leisure and … Continued


Careerforce is an Industry Training Organisation for the health and disability, social services and youth work sector. Work with employers to recognise the existing skills of their employees and help them develop new ones. For employees, Careerforce can: * Provide you with the latest qualifications for your role in the health and disability support sector … Continued

Driver Training – AA and Gold Card Photo ID

 AA driver training is available for people who wish to update their skills as they approach the renewal of their drivers licence. There is no longer a need to sit an on road drivers test. A doctors certificate is the mandatory requirement but some may wish to build their confidence with on road driver training. … Continued

Environment Canterbury ECAN

Christchurch counter services   100 Tuam Street City     Environment Canterbury is the regional council working with the people of Canterbury to manage the region’s air, water and land. They are committed to the sustainable management of our environment while promoting the region’s economic, social and cultural well-being. The services provided are listed below: … Continued