Volunteering New Plymouth runs a number of events and workshops to support the not for profit sector.
These include Volunteer Awareness Week activities, our annual Volunteer Awards, volunteer managers' recognition events, volunteer 'speed dating' and the volunteers barbeque traditionally held in December.
Small Group Facilitator Volunteers
DescriptionThis organisation runs education programs to support 6-18 year olds who have experienced a loss or change in their family through death, parental separation or divorce, migration, imprisonment, fostering, relationship break-down, a family member with a serious illness or any similar significant change. Small groups of 3-6 participants, facilitated by two screened, trained and police vetted adult volunteers, called Companions, meet once a week, for an hour, for 8 weeks, for activities and discussion on topics including change, feelings, personal stories, good choices and self-care. Programs run throughout Taranaki each school term and the region is currently recruiting volunteers to train as Companions later in 2021. Important personal attributes would include: • some experience working with children and/or adolescents • enjoy and care about children and young people, being fully committed to their safety • be a team player, comfortable in group work and willing to learn • have some experience of change, loss and grief • have a sense of humour and have 2-3 hours a week for each 8 week program you facilitate. The next Companion training will run over two days during a weekend on the 11th & 12th September 2021.
Hours2-3 hours a week
Skill requirementsBe a team player, comfortable in group work and willing to learn Have some experience of change, loss and grief, and experience of working/being with children. Good Listener, Adaptable, confident in discussing, guiding/leading group activities, delivering a program.
Personality requirementsEnjoy and care about children and young people, being fully committed to their safety. Have own transport