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Van Outing Assistant, Aspiring Enliven, Wanaka


Presbyterian Support Otago


Practical Help


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.

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

  • Accompany residents on the van outing
  • engaging residents in conversation
  • assisting and supporting getting on and off the van.

Reasons to choose this role:

  • Social engagement and social interaction contributes to residents cognitive, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.
  • Residents also love chatting and having a laugh with volunteers
  • No two days are the same, time passes 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 alongside 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

  • 5-6 hours on a Wednesday, starting about 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • weekly or fortnightly depending on your availability
  • 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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