Volunteer


Do you:

Get along with other people
Care for the well-being of your community
Have skills and knowledge to share
Have time to spare to help others
Want to give back, help out and be part of a worthwhile organisation

Contact us to volunteer

Our ‘Grans’ are community mentors who come from all ages and stages of life. You don’t have to be a ‘gran’ to join ‘Supergrans’.

In fact, you can be male or female, old or young.

The main requirement is an enthusiasm for helping others and a willingness to share your life experience (and practical skills).

The role of our community mentors is to support individuals and whanau who may lack the resources and ability to sustain a good and healthy life. This includes skills like cooking, planning meals, sewing, cleaning, gardening, and more. . . 

Supergran volunteers may choose to work one on one with clients or help out in group sessions. They may work in clients’ homes, in the community or at our premises in the South City Mall.

As a Supergran you will join a community of volunteers committed to the well-being of others. Your role will be to help provide practical mentoring that enables people to improve and strengthen their life skills. Supergrans recognises the unique needs of all people, including Maori and Pacifica and other ethnic communities and provide a service that is consistent with their social, economic, political, cultural and spiritual values.

As a Supergran you will be supported by the organisation and be offered regular training and support to help you feel confident in your role.

Contact us to volunteer

Our values

Honesty and integrity – a commitment to the vision, values and goals of Supergrans

Respect of individuality – an understanding that our role is to listen, understand and respond to the diversity of our community

Non-judgemental – Ensuring that, while using our services, our clients maintain autonomy, a sense of control and self-respect

Kaitiakitanga -  Responsible mentoring includes the notion of guardianship, care and wisdom

Professionalism -  Ensuring that our work is done with competence and skill

Cultural sensitivity – Honouring the Treaty of Waitangi and respecting the cultural context of all individuals