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M!NT Charitable Trust


Youth & Children





MINT believes every person deserves to be celebrated. The trust seeks to not only foster inclusion, but empower intellectually disabled individuals to live vibrant, valued and meaningful lives. MINT is a place of belonging, a place of opportunity and a place of support for families on a similar journey.

They believe everyone has something to give, and take pride in contributing to the community. Through their local programmes MINT participants are able to experience the joy of team sport and recreation, the value of volunteering or working, and the pride of contributing to society - while also developing a strong sense of purpose and engaging participants on a social and cultural level. MINT advocates for those who would otherwise be left behind, for those with nowhere else to turn, and offer this marginalised group a chance to truly thrive.

Volunteers provide key support in running the wide range of programmes offered. In this role you will support MINT members (ages 5 - 45 years) with intellectual disabilities to

  • participate in weekly activities in the community
  • engage in holiday programmes
  • participate in local events.

You will work alongside MINT Staff, other support people and facilitators from other community groups and be part of an enthusiastic and caring team. Choose from our list of weekly programmes below to support one or more session. Times vary, so enquire below to find out more information.

Weekly Programmes and locations are as follows:

  • Gym (Fit Collective)
  • Dance (MAC)
  • Music (MAC)
  • Sports (Rec Centre)
  • Creative Hub (Wanaka Arts Centre)
  • Woodwork (Wanaka Community Workshop)
  • Employment (Supporting MINT members in local jobs)

Holiday Programmes are another area where volunteer support is required. These run daily from September 25th- October 6th and are usually full day trips, to neighboring towns for exciting adventures such as:

  • Go Karting
  • Trampolining
  • Ice Skating
  • Special Olympic Sports Days.
    This is a wonderful opportunity to support individuals with disabilities to enjoy these experiences that they don't normally have a chance to engage in!

Events are another opportunity to support MINT's team:
MINT Camp (10th-12th November)
MINT Ski Days Cardrona (9,16,23 September)

Through all of the above volunteer roles you will:

  • play a key role in wonderful experiences for MINT members
  • meet a bunch of amazing people and their families
  • developing new skills and understandings
  • forge great connections
  • feel fulfilled through your contribution to MINT's goals of creating inclusive, purposeful experiences for all!


They are looking for friendly and reliable volunteers who have:

  • Experience working with those who have communication difficulties
  • A passion for helping others
  • A willingness to get stuck in and have fun

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Weekly Programmes:

  • 1 hour per week minimum is desired, however, they are willing to work with the volunteer's schedule
    Holiday Programmes
  • 9am-4pm, for at least 1 day through the 2 week programme
  • Get in touch for more information, as these times vary

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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