Royal NZ Plunket Trust


VISITOR/COMPANION - Home Help Service Volunteer

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Plunket is looking for volunteers for the Home Help Service.

We offer practical support to families with preschool-aged children, through our volunteer-based programme. We connect our volunteers with families and they provide support through various different ways. This can include: Accompanying clients to appointments, vacuuming, hanging/folding washing, and advice around household management, and routines.



This is a great way to give back to the community and make a real difference for families.


"Our volunteers are special people who make a real difference for families".

SKILLS REQUIRED

We are looking for people who:


- Are reliable and Honest

- Show empathy and kindness

- Are energetic and positive

- Are open-minded

- Are confident

- Want to make a difference

LOCATION

Dunedin area. Flexibility around nearby suburbs is appreciated

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

1-1.5 hours per week consistently for 6 weeks at a time. This can sometimes be more if the family is in need of longer-term assistance.

DRESS CODE

Comfortable but tidy clothing that is warm and easy to wear/ work in.

Closed-toe footwear.

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

Ongoing support and communication with the Co-coordinator Emilee.

Full policy, personal safety and home-visit training is provided.

Social support through group meetings with our lovely group of volunteers

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Having your own car/transport is preferred, as this means you are available to cover more than just your local area, however we do have volunteers who catch the bus.

 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening