The Wanaka Well is held twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Wanaka Plunket from 10 am to 1pm. This is a joint programme between Peer Support and Central Lakes Breastfeeding Trust, providing a drop in for families needing breastfeeding support.
The smooth running of such a venture relies on Wanaka Well volunteers to help create an environment whereby everyone attending, volunteers, mothers, babies and whanau experience a sense of nurturing, feel valued, have all the time they need and are very comfortable, whilst helping to develop a sense of community.
This role involves greeting families, supplying them with refreshments, playing with children (of the families attending and of the peer supporters) especially reading books and dressing up!
Training will be provided which focuses on health and safety, boundaries and practicalities. Ongoing support will also be provided. There will be ongoing opportunities to join the peer support programme and to link in with other networks. Volunteers gain satisfaction from playing their part in supporting families in the area and enjoy spending time with children, other volunteers and peer support staff.
Volunteers interested in this role need to have a genuine interest in families, be friendly, reliable, responsible, happy and confident around young babies. Volunteers should be happy chatting to people from all walks of life and will be asked to adhere to confidentiality guidelines.
Sessions will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Wanaka Plunket from 10 am to 1pm so volunteers need to be available during these times.
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.