Giving back helps others and you!

Do you have experience of mental illness and / or addictions and want to be more involved in your community or do you want to step back into the workforce?

Our volunteer programme offers the opportunity for:

Personal Development

It can help build confidence and self-esteem with plenty of opportunity to learn new skills or sharpen up on existing skills. Volunteering can be a stepping stone to getting a job (we can help with this as well!) or taking up other activities in the community if you wish. It also looks great on your CV!

Community Involvement

You will get to meet interesting people from all walks of life and be part of a great team. It feels good to help others and others feel good because they are getting the support they need. It’s eye-opening to realize that doing even small things can have a big impact on others.

If you think this sounds like you, drop in or call our office for more information and pick up a volunteer starter pack. Our phone number is 06 377-3081 or email us at admin@sfwai.org.nz.

Our Resource Centre

Supporting Families is run by a team of volunteers whom we rely on to keep the Resource centre open

Your role will be to welcome our visitors into the centre and to support them to find the right information they need.  We have a wide selection of pamphlets that are free to take home, library books and DVD’s which can be loaned for up to 3 weeks, or it may simply be to have a coffee and a chat with our visitors.  We always have a jigsaw on the go which is very popular and a nice way to calm and destress. We have around 2000 visitors each year to our centre which keeps us busy all year round.

Our resource centre is open between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Each day is divided into 2 shifts; a morning and afternoon shift with a total of 10 shifts available per week.

Morning Shift: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Afternoon Shift: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

As a volunteer you would be rostered onto one of these shifts each week working 2.5 hours each week.