The Refugee Settlement Service provides support to our families as they settle into their new life in Ashburton. Each family has a team of volunteers to help them settle in. The volunteers provide a wide range of activities such as companionship, conversational English practice, shopping assistance, child care, gardening/craft help etc. It is a wide ranging role, and with a team of volunteers with different skills and interests, we manage to cover most things. This role is very rewarding and we offer training and great support.
To be flexible, have a sense of humor and be willing to help someone from a different culture adapt to life in New Zealand.
Volunteers need a police check to be completed.
It varies. Could be a couple of hours a week or more. It all depends how much time you have and would like to put into it.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.