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Two Volunteer Opportunities at EngageNZ

EngageNZ needs two volunteers to help keep two of their most widely-used recovery resources happening, The Community Resources Directory and the Mental-Health News and Events Blog. These resources aim to inform the public about what recovery resources are available for them – information is power and sharing information is an empowering act. By volunteering for Engage Aotearoa you can help empower others to find what works for them.

  • Do you have a lived experience of recovery or supporting a loved one on their journey?
  • Do you want to help make it easier for other people to find what they need to recover?
  • Do you have a home computer and internet access?

If you answered yes to those three questions, you might be just the person EngageNZ is looking for. You can be based anywhere in the country, because you will be working mainly online.

 Volunteer Community Resources Promoter

You would be responsible for finding and adding information about recovery resources to The Community Resources Directory and sending in an updated directory at the start of each month. You will be as passionate as EngageNZ is about connecting people across the country with the resources they need to recover from mental-health problems. So much is available, but it so hard to find out about it. Your work will help solve that problem. Some information you will receive by email and other information you will need to find through your own research and detective-work.

Skills Needed:

  1. Computer literacy – Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Email, Google & web searches
  2. Written communication – can summarise information and communicate clearly in writing, can proof-read and edit, can format written work so it is easy to read
  3.  Reliability – can spend 3 hours a week updating the Directory and responding to people who have contacted you with information, can stick to regular deadlines, can check emails at least once every 2 days and provide prompt responses
  4. Assertiveness – can identify gaps and self-motivate to find what is needed to fill them. You are a creative thinker who does what needs to be done and seeks the help they need to do it.

 Volunteer Mental-Health News and Events Blogger

You would be responsible for updating the Mental-Health News and Events Blog twice a week. There are so many events, groups and announcements happening in and around the mental-health sector. Your work will help make sure they can all be found easily, in one place. You will receive mental-health news and events notices by email and twice a week you will add them all to the Mental-Health News and Events Blog using WordPress and share the most interesting ones on the Engage Aotearoa Facebook Page.

Skills Needed:

  1. Computer literacy – Microsoft Word, WordPress, email, Facebook, Google & web searches
  2. Written communication – can summarise information and communicate clearly in writing, can proof-read and edit to suit the Engage style-guide, can format writing so it is easy to read
  3. Reliability – can spend 2 hours, two times every week updating the mental-health news and events blog and is able to stick to regular deadlines (4 hours a week)
  4. Assertiveness – can identify gaps and limitations and take proactive steps to resolve them, you are able to seek help and ask questions when you need to.

Interested? Your questions and queries are welcome.

To apply, please send a brief CV, photograph and cover letter to admin@engagenz.co.nz

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

Chinese Youth Sexual Health Training Programmes Starting May/June 2012

FREE Chinese Youth Sexual Health Training Programme

Passionate about advocating for Chinese Youth Sexual Health?

  • Gaining knowledge to help your friends, families and yourself
  • Access to local services, resources and information
  • Asserting youth rights privacy, confidentiality and safetyon sexual health issues

Training Sessions Available:




Saturday 5 May Wesley Community Centre

740 Sandringham Road Extn, Mt Roskill

10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday 19 May Massey Library

Don Buck Road, Massey

10.00am – 2.00pm
Saturday 16 June Papakura Old Central School

57 Wood Street, Papakura

10.00am – 2.00pm
To Be Confirmed Manukau City (venue to be confirmed) 10.00am – 2.00pm

To register for one of the above sessions please contact: Linda Wu on 846 7886 ext 712 or email: volunteer@wons.org.nz