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Music and Movement Activities Assistant (Wanaka)


Presbyterian Support Otago


Health & Medical


Working Hours



Located on Cardrona Valley Road in Wanaka, Aspiring Enliven provides housing in a caring, friendly setting and caters for residents of varying needs, including a dedicated dementia wing. The Care Centre is purpose-built to capture the best of Wanaka's views and climate. This role is based in the Cardrona wing that offers rest home or hospital level care.

As part of this role, you will support and work alongside staff by:

  • engaging residents in conversation
  • encouraging and supporting residents to join with music and movement
  • helping staff with an activity like dominos, bingo or art. 

Reasons to choose this role:

  • Music and movement contributes to residents cognitive, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. 
  • Residents also love chatting and having a laugh with volunteers, making conversation about things happening in the community. 
  • No two days are the same, 2hours goes very fast and it's rewarding.
  • Experience ‘helpers high’, a rush of euphoria and the release of endorphins and a common effect of volunteering!

Training and support:
You will receive a full orientation and training, and you will always be working along side staff.


Perfect for someone who:

  • is friendly, reliable and trustworthy
  • has good communication skills. 
  • is physically capable of pushing wheelchairs
  • is able to assist with moving furniture like chairs so residents can access and participate in activities
  • have a natural and genuine interest in older people
  • have a patient, caring and respectful attitude
  • enjoy working in a team
  • complete the appropriate training
  • sign a code of conduct.

As you will be stepping into the 'Home' of elderly people, Enliven take great care in choosing their volunteers. You will need to complete a Police Check and provide references.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

  • 2 hours a week or fortnight or more frequently depending on your availability. 
  • Between 9:30 and 11:30pm 
  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please specify below which days you prefer.
  • 6 month commitment preferred

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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