Mel McLauchlan moved to Christchurch over 20 years ago. She currently lives just outside the city and works full-time managing a customer service team. Despite her busy schedule, she still finds time to volunteer as a Presbyterian Support mentor for a couple of hours each Sunday.
Mel wanted to become a volunteer to give back to the community and dedicate some of her free time to people in need. She says, “If everyone could help someone in a little way, it would be a different world.” After stumbling across mentoring and Presbyterian Support in an Internet search, Mel thought it would be the perfect fit for her and has been with the organisation since the beginning of the year.