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Volunteers are valued members of our team and contribute greatly to the care we provide.

Volunteer with resident at St John of God Karori

They offer an important link with the community for those experiencing challenges in their life, and their support, assistance and friendship can make a real difference to people’s lives.

All our volunteers are provided with an orientation program that is specific to their volunteering role.

Current volunteer opportunities

Outlined below you’ll find a number of opportunities for volunteering with us. Visit Volunteer Canterbury to register your interest in any of these roles.

Alternatively, please email us if you need any further information on these roles or wish to discuss any aspect of volunteering with us.

Activities Assistant - St John of God Halswell

This residential and respite support service provides a wide-ranging activity program for its adult residents between 10.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday. Activities include arts and crafts, gardening, games, tai chi, cooking, meditation, housie, indoor bowls, church services and performances from entertainers. We’re always keen to ensure everyone enjoys the activities and has a great time socialising.

We are looking for a volunteer to assist with activity program at St John of God Halswell. In return, you would be welcomed by a fun-loving community grateful for your help.

To be well-suited to volunteering with us, you would have strong empathy for people with disabilities, good communication skills, a sense of humour and caring, pleasant manner.

To express interest in this volunteer opportunity:

  1. Go to Volunteer Canterbury
  2. Login or create a profile
  3. Select SUPPORT in the volunteer role category.

Letter Writer & Chatter - St John of God Addington

Our community home in Addington is seeking volunteers to help a resident with sewing and letter writing/posting. This would also involve providing social support through friendship and conversation.

To be well-suited to volunteering with us, you would have strong empathy for people with disabilities, good communication skills, a sense of humour and caring, pleasant manner. We also need someone with the skills to write and address letters and sew/or mend clothing.

To express interest in this volunteer opportunity:

  1. Go to Volunteer Canterbury
  2. Login or create a profile
  3. Select BEFRIENDING in the volunteer role category.

Community Activity Champion - St John of God Rolleston

Our community home in Rolleston is looking for volunteers who would be interested in supporting a person with a disability to engage in activities at home or in the community.

To be well-suited to volunteering with us, you would have strong empathy for people with disabilities, good communication skills, a sense of humour and caring, pleasant manner.

To express interest in this volunteer opportunity:

  1. Go to Volunteer Canterbury
  2. Login or create a profile
  3. Select BEFRIENDING in the volunteer role category.

Kiwi Culinary Whiz - St John of God Halswell

One of our Maori residents would like assistance in the kitchen from a person of culinary like-mind, in order to cook things like a Boil-Up. All food and utensils will be provided in our therapy kitchen.

To be well-suited to volunteering with us, you would have strong empathy for people with disabilities, good communication skills, a sense of humour and caring, pleasant manner.

To express interest in this volunteer opportunity:

1. Go to Volunteer Canterbury

2. Login or create a profile

3. Select BEFRIENDING in the volunteer role category.

Gardening Green Thumb - St John of God Halswell

Residents at St John of God Halswell would love someone with green thumbs and gardening knowledge to be able to assist them in the garden. Strawberries need maintenance and there is room for more plant varieties. Ideally, it would be great to have someone who is also keen to talk with others and enjoy making conversation.

To be well-suited to volunteering with us, you would have strong empathy for people with disabilities, good communication skills, a sense of humour and caring, pleasant manner.

To express interest in this volunteer opportunity:

  1. Go to Volunteer Canterbury
  2. Login or create a profile; and
  3. Select GARDENING in the volunteer role category.