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Volunteer for Age Concern Counties Manukau


Do you have friends, family, colleagues or neighbours who would be interested in becoming am AVS visitor?

All you need is one hour a week and the willingness to provide companionship to an older person

Age Concern are currently in search of new volunteers for the Accredited Visiting Service

Each month Age Concern have around 10 referrals but only 4 new volunteers

Age Concern are looking for volunteers from all over the Counties Manukau DHB area

PLEASE forward this message on to people you think may be interested in volunteering with the Accredited Visiting Service

Want to find out more?

Call Penny Arrowsmith on  279 4331 ext 815

Email margareta@accm.org.nz or  penelopea@accm.org.nz

Or check out the website http://www.ageconcern.org.nz/happiness/keeping-connected/would-you-more-company

New Board Members Needed for Changing Minds

Changing Minds is a small not-for-profit organisation, based in the Auckland region, working in information dissemination, education, and systemic advocacy. Changing Minds is the operating name of the organisation, which consists of two full time staff, one part-time staff member, and a Board.  The Board operates under the name Council for Mental Well Being Trust.

Changing Minds are specifically looking for members that can offer expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Maori issues; Pasifika issues; Youth issues, NGO management, Governance Board expertise; Accounting; Auditing; Legal matters; Rainbow issues (GLBTI); Disability issues; Migrant and/or Refugee Issues; Tangata Whaiora/ Motuhake grassroots work; Peer Support

The following personal attributes are a must:

  • Critical thinking – The ability to demonstrate a high level of thinking in the mental health and addictions sectors and be able to discuss matters in a professional matter, taking multiple points of view into consideration.
  • Understanding and empathy with mental health and/or addiction difficulties – Must be able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of mental health and/or addiction issues.
  • Commitment to a human rights approach – Must demonstrate an understanding of diverse human experience and come from a non-discriminatory practice and perspective.
  • An understanding of the role of governance – Must have an understanding of the role of governance board in a not-for-profit setting, or at least demonstrate a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to demonstrate wellness – Has ability to discuss wellness approaches and has supports in place for their own wellbeing.

What we can offer you in return:

  • A travel allowance for the costs of getting to and from meetings.
  • Training and support in governance for those that don’t already have experience in this area.
  • Something that will look great on your CV.
  • An opportunity to contribute positively to the community

How to Apply:

Please contact the manager, Tina Helm, with your most currently updated curriculum vitae, along with a brief statement outlining the values and skills you would bring to our governance board.

Email: tina@changingminds.org.nz

Find out more on the Changing Minds website!

Howick Ethnic Affairs Consultative Committee Seeks New Members

Applications Invited for Membership of the Howick Ethnic Affairs Consultative Committee

The Howick Local Board is establishing the Howick Ethnic Affairs Consultative Committee to act as an advisory service and a point of contact for our different ethnic communities.

The focus of the Committee will be on new settlers whose culture, traditions and language distinguish them from the majority in New Zealand and who lack existing strong support systems.

It will focus mainly on people from East, South East and South Asia, the Middle East, Northern and Southern Africa and Latin America.

Applications for up to 9 positions on the Committee are invited from members of these communities in the Botany, Flat Bush, Howick and Pakuranga area.  The positions are voluntary.

The Position Description document:

  • Provides background information
  • Explains the purpose and scope of the committee
  • Details the roles and tasks of committee members and the skills and attributes sought
  • Explains the application and selection process

Notices calling for applications are being placed in the Howick and Pakuranga Times, Chinese Herald, Indian Newslink and NZ Times – Korean.

For Position Descriptions, application forms and further information please contact Yongjie Li at:

  • email: Youngjie.Li@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
  • phone: (09) 5720034

Applications will close on November 23.