Volunteering

Gardens Team

Our Community Gardens programme offers a supportive working environment for volunteers.

Predominantly attended by volunteers who have found employment difficult to secure due to physical, mental, or intellectual barriers we offer a “work” style environment where people are cherished and encouraged.

The Gardens team is either picked up from Bishopdale mall or driven by caregivers to Wai-ora each day and volunteers in the gardening tasks on our Harewood property such as undertaking basic gardening, weeding and beautification of the property.

Whether an individual comes to heal, be part of a team, build self-esteem or just to meet other people they are valued for their input.

In return they will learn how to work in a team, learn interpersonal relationship skills, build their self-esteem, and enter a friendly, encouraging working environment.

While people attend on a voluntary basis, we may be able to seek a small travel allowance which is on top of their current MSD benefit.

Community Works

Our Community Works programme offers a supportive working environment for volunteers.

Predominantly attended by volunteers who have found employment difficult to secure due to physical, mental, or intellectual barriers we offer a “work” style environment where people are cherished and encouraged.

The volunteer team is picked up from the city each day and “works” on various city council sites undertaking basic beautification and environmental duties.
Whether an individual comes to heal, be part of a team, build self esteem or just to meet other people they are valued for their input.

In return they will learn how to work in a team, learn interpersonal relationship skills, build their self-esteem, and enter a friendly, encouraging working environment.

While people attend on a voluntary basis, we may be able to seek a small travel allowance which is on top of their current MSD benefit.