Kaitūao o te Taitonga Volunteer South is dedicated to supporting the community by providing volunteer opportunities and support for members of the community from all walks of life, no matter their status in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Designed to increase effectiveness in community governance by developing capability, connection and confidence and run in partnership with The Mentoring Foundation of New Zealand and Community Governance NZ.
Supported Volunteering provides a pathway to explore volunteering for people who are struggling with poor mental health and isolation. The right volunteering experience can support your personal journey to wellness by helping to renew your sense of purpose, get you out into the community and even develop new skills!
We sit down and talk with participants in a no-pressure, confidential and positive environment to help find a role that suits them. If they choose to volunteer, we'll continue to support their volunteering journey, moving at their pace and in the direction they set.
If you're new to Aotearoa New Zealand, whether you're on a tourist Visa, new migrant or former refugee, this programme is for you.
People who start new in a new country or city come with an enormous amount of skills but many newcomers speak of how difficult it can be to make connections or meet new people when they come to a new city. Volunteer South started the Migration Volunteering Programme (MVP) for the Southern region in order to support newcomers into volunteering opportunities to help build those connections and support them into our wider community.