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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

"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
"16 years ago, Kathy Collie noticed an advert in the local paper for a HomeShare Host for a new initiative at Presbyterian Support. She attended the public meeting, and thought "I can do that"."
A home away from home
"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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