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Refugee Support Volunteer - Dunedin


New Zealand Red Cross


Social Support





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.

Red Cross training programmes will take place in-person at Covid-19 alert levels 1 and 2. At levels 3 and 4, training may either be postponed or delivered online.

Next training programmes for 2021 are scheduled for October and November.


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

We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff and members of the public with whom we work. As part of that commitment, full COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for this role, subject to consideration of individual circumstances where necessary and appropriate.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

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

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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