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Peer Support Volunteer

This role involves providing peer support; which involves supporting others who are in mental distress or need help navigating the mental health system (full training will be provided).

As part of the role you will be expected to:

  • Help at the Hope Centre with tasks such as housekeeping and general administration.
  • Help out at events including street appeal, and World Suicide Prevention Day.

We can send you an information pack with further details and an application form. Please do not proceed with an application if you do not meet the requirements or cannot commit.


  • Be empathetic, responsible, compassionate, a good listener and have a genuine desire to help others
  • Attend safeTALK training or have already completed the training in 2021
  • Live in Dunedin
  • Staying in Dunedin over summer (ie. not going home for the University break over the summer months)
  • Be available for both day and night shifts

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

The role will commence after the completion of a one weekend workshop (Saturday 2nd October and Sunday 3rd October 10am-4pm).

Between 4-10 hours of volunteering per week (be able to do a 5-10 hour shift) is required but the more the better!


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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