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Volunteer visitor

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Caring and connecting

Do you like making friends and having a good chat over a cuppa?

By committing to visit an older person/kaumātua regularly in the North Canterbury area, you will help to reduce their social isolation and loneliness.

Together you can choose how you wish to spend your time. You could go shopping, have lunch in local cafe, take a walk, visit the park, the options are endless.

Can you spare some time each week in North Canterbury to make one of our members feel special?

How you can help

  • Enjoy a variety of activities together
  • Encourage your new "friend" to keep active
  • Commit to a regular visit 
  • Share stories, laugh and have fun!

Time commitment

We'd be grateful if you could commit one hour per week. Contact us for more information.

Our stories

"Moving day is often not without its challenges, but for 80-year-old Ngaire*, those challenges were almost a bridge too far. Enter Enliven East Christchurch Kaumātua Service social worker Immy!"
Moving day
"For many of us, accessing medical help is something we can happily rely on but for others, barriers exist, particularly if a person’s first language isn’t English and communication can be fraught."
Support and perseverance pays off
"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
Talk to us

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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