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Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

Volunteer South seeks to celebrate, support, highlight and encourage volunteering in the Southern region by helping connect organisations that rely on volunteers to connect with people who are willing to offer their skills and energy to support them. The Supported Volunteering Programme (below) is specifically tailored for individuals who have experienced issues with their mental health and would like to explore whether volunteering might be a suitable option for them. For more information on the Community Connections Programme, please see the Volunteer South website.

Programmes

Supported Volunteering Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health

Regions

Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

For further guidelines and information to help determine whether voluntary work is an appropriate suggestion to make to an individual, and to assist you in discussing the pros and cons with the person before referring them to Volunteer South’s Supported Volunteering Programme:

  • Please call Claire on 0275065703 / 03 471 6202 during standard operating hours or email Claire at claire@volunteersouth.org.nz for further information about the enrolment process.
Description

The Supported Volunteering Programme is a referral-based service that supports individuals who have experienced issues with their mental health to access volunteer opportunities.

Supported Volunteering offers a no-pressure environment and a non-judgemental experience allowing participants to make their own discoveries about what their interests are, what works for them, what does not and how they cope with new experiences. The Supported Volunteering Programme is funded by the Southern District Health Board.

Staff

Claire van Loon Sim

Supported Volunteering services

Hours

Feel free to call the Supported Volunteering Coordinator from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday on 0275065703 or email claire@volunteersouth.org.nz.

(Due to the changing levels of the Covid-19 pandemic Supported Volunteering services may be affected.)

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Charges

The Supported Vounteer Programme is funded by Southern DHB and is free to access.

Contact Details

Community House
301 Moray Place
Dunedin
Otago 9016

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Street Address

Community House
301 Moray Place
Dunedin
Otago 9016

This page was last updated at 1:11PM on September 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Volunteer South.