About this opportunity
To provide immediate support and practical advice to parents calling the Helpline. Calls are taken from home at times that suit you.
This is an opportunity for you to help parents in a time of family distress and give back to your community all the while developing and enhancing your communication skills and knowledge in child and adolescent development and parenting.
Be part of our vision to help parents build strong and resilient families/whanau.
Special skills required
Fluent in English
Excellent communication skills
An understanding and empathetic listener who is non-judgmental, flexible, and reliable
Days, hours for role
Hours are rostered. We expect you to do one 3-hour shift per fortnight.
Shifts are weekdays from 6pm-9pm and weekends from 9am-9pm. Shift times can be flexible to suit your schedule.
Full training is provided and consists of 5 sessions. Topics covered include self awareness and listening, child development, adolescent development, recognising child abuse.
Volunteers need to be available to attend training sessions in Wellington.
We provide monthly supervision and regular support.
All volunteers will be required to undergo Police Vetting
Come along to the next info evening on Monday 18th February from 7pm-8.30pm and hear more about the role. Please contact our manager Chris Mulder (firstname.lastname@example.org) or sign up online www.parenthelp.org.nz/volunteer
Few hours per fortnigtGood for
- Skilled volunteering
- Counselling & Help Line
- NZ Police Vetting
Full training providedReimbursement