Royal NZ Plunket Trust


VISITOR/COMPANION - Home Support Volunteer (Balclutha area)

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We urgently need mature people with good parenting and household management skills to share their experience and skills, provide hands on support and make a difference in the lives of families in the South Otago region (Balclutha). Home Support Services is a volunteer-based programme that works with parents of preschool age children in their home to teach parenting & household skills and provide practical help. The goal is to. Help build self-confidence. Teach life skills that are of practical value in the home. Help people make the most of the resources that are available to them.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Our ideal volunteers are: Practical, Open-minded, Have a good sense of humour, Warm and empathetic, Good communicator, Willing to provide hands on support. We especially need people with experience in: Raising children, Running a household, Cooking & baking, Gardening, Craft skills, Basic budgeting

LOCATION

Balclutha wider area

DAYS AND TIMES REQUIRED

A couple of hours a week, negotiable times and days to suit volunteer and family.

DRESS CODE

Tidy dress is needed, or based on task being done (eg. gardening gear).

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING

An initial training over two days (approx. four hours per day). Ongoing support is provided by phone/email every week/fortnight as required. Bimonthly peer support meetings are held at the Balclutha Plunket office.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Two references required. A police clearance will be sort by Plunket.