You could make a real difference in the life of an older person.
Ko te aroha te mea nui

 

Visiting Service Volunteer

Visitors provide regular social visits of about an hour per week, share interests and activities with clients and support them where possible to make other community contacts.

Do you have time for older people?

 

Please contact: Liz 331 7816 or Emma 331 7809 for more information.

Email: lreese@ageconcerncan.org.nz  or eparker@ageconcerncan.org.nz 

What do our Volunteers say?

“We have become close friends! She is a delightful person and we have lots in common. She is knowledgeable about music, art, theatre and literature. We have so much to talk about, stories and reminiscences to share. I value her friendship very much and have enormous respect for her.”

“I started volunteering in 2002 after I became a widow- I thought ‘I can do that’ after reading an advertisement in the newspaper. I have visited 4 different people over the past 15 years. A lot has changed in all our lives over that time, I have attended family weddings and continued visiting when one of my clients moved to rest home care, I can’t imagine not visiting.”

 

Social Outings Volunteers

Drivers transport clients in our minivans to a morning or afternoon tea in and around Christchurch, supporting them to make new friends. No Special Licence required.

Drivers Assistants support the drivers, assist clients on and off the minivan and support them to make new friends.

Hosts provide a morning or afternoon tea on a monthly basis to a group of 8-9 clients.

Please contact Katie: 331 7801 or Debbie: 331 7814 for more information.

Email: kfaithful@ageconcerncan.org.nz or dgarraway@ageconcerncan.org.nz

What do our Volunteers say?

“I joined Age Concern as a minibus driver because I wanted to ‘give a little back’. I was immediately taken by the genuine care and compassion shown by Katie and Debbie and I feel privileged to be part of their team. However the biggest surprise has been how I find myself looking forward to my Thursdays and the groups I transport, I am experiencing just as much satisfaction if not more so than the lovely people I take care of.”

“I am so lucky to be able to give so much pleasure to so many wonderful people. Their stories are so humbling.”

All Volunteers undertake a police clearance and are trained and supported by our Co-ordinators.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please note due to the Covid 19 pandemic we will not be recruiting new volunteers until further notice.

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