New Zealand Red Cross


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - Refugee Support Volunteer

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking Refugee Support Volunteers to join our Dunedin team.

The Red Cross Pathways to Settlement programme is about connecting former refugee families to their new community. Our volunteers are a friendly face and supportive guide during the initial resettlement process.

After successfully completing the training programme, volunteers begin their placement with a newly arrived family or individual. They work in teams to provide support for up to six months. This can range from a few hours a week, to a weekend social visit depending on the needs of the family.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Warm, friendly manner, enthusiasm, a genuine wish to help, and a willingness to learn about cultural differences/traditions/languages.

LOCATION

Dunedin

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

Busiest during the first six weeks, but tasks shared amongst your team.

DRESS CODE

No set dress code, but cultural considerations will be discussed at training.

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

Seven sessions training, ranging from culture to the role of the volunteer. Support is ongoing throughout the entire volunteer experience, with regular supervision calls and meetings.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

There are six intakes a year, so contact us to discuss when might suit you to join us.

 

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