The Southern Health, Health Promotion Team are working hard to put the wellbeing of our Southern community first. Together with Volunteer South, the two agencies are looking to support the community by raising the profile of and awareness of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Volunteers are needed to help distribute mental wellbeing resources as a way to ‘Be Active’ for MHAW in Queenstown, Wanaka, Alexandra, Cromwell, Dunedin, Oamaru and Mosgiel. This will include approaching local businesses and community spaces to reach as many people as possible.
Volunteers should be comfortable with promoting mental health and wellbeing to a diverse range of people - from businesses to community groups. You should have the confidence to start a conversation and a willingness to learn about and share mental health and wellbeing messaging. Volunteers should also be reasonably fit and willing to walk in the community.
Daytime availability will also be necessary though there will be opportunities for weekend work as well.
Volunteers will be required to undertake an Orientation prior to volunteering in the community to learn more about the appropriate messaging. There are different dates for these workshops depending on the area you are applying for.
Friday 11th September 10am-12pm: Queenstown - Queenstown Events, Function room.
Tuesday 15th September 5:30PM: Dunedin - Alexander MacMillan Room, Dunedin Community House, 283 Moray Place, Dunedin Central.
Wednesday 16th September 10am-12pm: Queenstown - Queenstown Events, Function room.
Thursday 17th September - 10am-12pm - Wanaka - venue TBC
Friday 18th September 2PM: Dunedin - Alexander MacMillan Room, Dunedin Community House, 283 Moray Place, Dunedin Central.
Alexandra workshop dates and times TBC.
Oamaru workshop dates and times TBC.
If you speak more than one language, we'd love to hear from you about different ways you can also support this volunteer role!
Initially the commitment will be a few hours a week for the month of September, reducing over time. There are a range of flexible options but daytime availability will be prioritised.
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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