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How to become a volunteer

Thank you for your interest in wanting to become a volunteer with Auckland Women's Refuge and we look forward to meeting with you. Over 70% of the workers within the refuge are volunteers.

Our volunteer process and commitment are as follows:

  • Volunteer questionnaire and disclaimer form sent for completion
  • 2 x Referee checks
  • Pre Interview
  • Police check
  • Training (30 hours)
  • Commitment to regular monthly duties
  • Attendance at monthly collective meeting
  • Yearly in-house service training
  • Strategic plan attendance (3 yearly)

Person Specification

An individual who is committed to supporting women and children to living free from domestic violence and displays:
  • Initiative
  • Common sense
  • Good listening skills
  • Degree of flexibility
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to set limits
  • Non-Judgemental
  • Clean Driver's License
  • Commitment to support women

Volunteer Tasks

  • Client transportation (night)
  • Crisis-line phone screening
  • Donation sorting
  • Gardener
  • House-hold cleaning
  • Office duties
  • Supporting advocacy

Application form

Our volunteers are a very important part of our organisation; it is common practice that all our potential volunteers fill out a questionnaire and disclaimer form. We realise that you may not know the answers to the questions. All we ask is that you fill them out to the best of your ability, and post them back to us as soon as possible.

Download the questionnaire here.

After you have filled in your answers you must add the date and your signature to the bottom of the form before posting to us. Post to:

Auckland Women's Refuge
PO Box 78016
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1002

Once the completed questionnaire has been received by us we will contact you regarding an interview time to further discuss volunteer work within our Refuge.

Thank you for your interest in wanting to become a volunteer with Auckland Women's Refuge.

Auckland Women's Refuge belongs to the National Body
of Women's Refuges @ www.womensrefuge.org.nz

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