Join us as a volunteer
We welcome people from varied backgrounds and talents to join our organisation. Our volunteers are a precious resource and their invaluable support and contributions are crucial to the success of our programmes, workshops and group projects.
As an organisation that offers help and support to refugees, we are always on the lookout for volunteers to contribute their special skills and talents. Here is a list of skills we are always keen to have; please get in touch by filling in the Expression of Interest form below.
What we're looking for right now...
- Family support - provide transport to appointments, shopping, school / GP enrolments
- Marketing support - photographing events, social media, website updates
- Story-teller - preparing regular newsletters & recording stories
- English language support - conversational, form-filling & editing of study materials
- Practical tasks - including packing food parcels & kitchen serving for events
- Board member - contribute to the strategic development and governance of NFACT
If you have something else to offer, or a skill you think we may need, we'd love to hear from you too. Our Volunteer Coordinator, Gillian, will get in touch to figure out a way to work with you!
Words from our Volunteer Coordinator
"A common interest in sewing drew me into my involvement with the Refugee Women Empowerment Group and it is a common interest like this that can start to build bridges and friendships. I have lived and worked most of my life cross culturally and was surprised at the different direction this took for me on my return to New Zealand. But I took up
the opportunity and have personally learnt heaps from these gracious, lovely ladies. I hope they have also felt kiwi friendship and care as we have talked, and eaten together. Their hospitality is at the forefront of all they do which has given rise to listening to their stories. I want to learn more Dari language so I can understand the ladies who don’t speak much English. I want to encourage those whose parents are far away and share my parenting knowledge with those who are navigating the difficult waters of living cross culturally."