Youthline Timaru - youth supporting youth
Ara Taiohi Timaru - ngā Taiohi tautako i ngā taiohi
Youthline Timaru supports taiohi. We also encourage young people to be involved and lead in our communities.
We provide a 24/7 helpline.
We are a volunteer led charity, with a small support staff.
What we do
We provide a helpline for young people. We develop our young volunteers into skilled community contributors.
Volunteering & Leadership / Tūao
We are a volunteer led organisation. Join us and help support our young people. You can volunteer for helpline. It's a big commitment. You need to do one shift a week for two years. You will also need to attend a training weekend in Christchurch plus six more online training days.
We up-skill our volunteers to lead, and create a community that cares.
Peer Support Leadership Programme
Youthline will run a bespoke Peer Support Leaders programme for your school.
The programme has a group of trained senior students supporting younger students’ by connecting them with services who can help.
Peer support programmes help junior students adjust to life at school and build their confidence. It turns senior students into leaders.
Youthline’s programme has the lightest impact on staff and student’s time. This is a free service.