Plunket is a charity and Aotearoa’s largest support service for the health and wellbeing of tamariki under-five and their whānau. They offer free health and development checks, a 24/7 parenting helpline, and a range of local services.
Plunket has many Families in our community who require a little additional support - this could be helping parents preparing meals, interacting and engaging with children, attending appointments with the family or simply being a supportive listening ear. Their GPS (Giving People Support) families all have at least one child under the age of 5. Some of the mums are post-caesarean or mums of multiple births. These mums may require a little extra support while they adjust.
Does this sound like a role you would be interested in? Sometimes just an hour of your time can make the World of difference to a Family.
Maternal skills, basic household task knowledge, caring ear. A current vaccination pass is required along with a Police background check (A form to fill out with a photocopy of photo ID) which will be covered in the initial training.
1 - 2 hours weekly usually for 1 - 3 months. This is a guideline and can be more or less as your time allows. Volunteers can pair up if they wish to. Job sharing is also an option if maybe you have less time to offer support.
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.