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Plunket Home Help Service Volunteer (East Otago area)


Royal NZ Plunket Trust


Social Support





The Home Help service is looking for volunteers to connect with families in the community.

You will liase with the coordinator Emilee who will connect you with families in the community requiring support.
You will meet the families and then arrange to visit each week to assist them with a number of different household tasks. This can include, but is not limited to: Accompanying families to appointments, vacuuming, hanging/folding washing, and advice around household management, and routines. Every family is different, therefore the tasks can vary depending on what support is needed or wanted by each individual family. Many families appreciate the adult company and support to take the pressure off their busy lives / households.

This is a great way to give back to the community and make a real difference for families.

We are looking to service: Waikouaiti, Karitane, Blueskin Bay and Warrington areas.

"Our volunteers are special people who make a real difference for families".


We are seeking people who are:

  • Reliable and honest
  • Empathetic and kind
  • Energetic and positive
  • Open-minded
  • Confident
  • Wanting to make a difference

All volunteers must attend a training session and complete police vetting.
You must have reliable transport as there may be some small travel involved.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

1-1.5 hours a week for a period of 6 weeks.
On occasion, families may require additional visits past 6 weeks so we would appreciate some flexibility with this.

Most families ask for weekday support so please consider this when applying.

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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