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HomeShare volunteer

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Making new friends

A HomeShare is a smaller and more intimate group for older people/kaumātua held in a HomeShare hosts home.

HomeShare hosts invite a small group of like-minded members to their home to enjoy a meal, activities and socialising.

HomeShare assistants support hosts by helping to serve meals and refreshments, getting involved in activities and having fun with the members. 

It is a great day out for everyone involved!

How you can help

  • Prepare and serve meals, clearing away dishes when finished
  • Setting up and clearing away activities
  • Supporting and encouraging our members as they participate in the programme
  • Becoming a host and inviting members to your home

Time commitment

Depending on where you wish to volunteer, the time commitment can vary but could be one full day per fortnight. Contact us for more information.


Our stories

"Our Enliven HomeShare service brings a small group of older people together in a HomeShare host’s private home for friendship, fun and laughter. Read Jaccy and Joy's story."
HomeShare - Creating lasting friendships
"Anthony's favourite day of the week is Wednesday and there's a good reason for that. It's the day he meets his friends at the Tōtara Club in Picton."
Wednesday is the best day!
"Becoming increasingly isolated, far from her native Fiji, Bella* found new friends at Enliven's HomeShare."
HomeShare helps an older new, New Zealander

More information

Talk to us
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If you want to find out what other support we can offer, provide feedback on our services or help us with time and money, we'd love to hear from you.

What we do with donations
What we do with donations

No matter how large or small, every donation counts, is used locally and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for making a positive difference to the lives of others.

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