Interested in providing counselling by text, phone, email and web chat to young people across New Zealand?
Have you had a couple of years life experience after school? We would love to hear from you.
The helpline is very rewarding, and a significant commitment of 3 three-hour shifts per month for two years, plus four initial weekend trainings. There is no age limit for helpline counsellors.
Our next intake starts in April across 4 weekends . Saturday & Sunday April 6 & 7, Saturday & Sunday April 13 & 14, (note: no training on easter weekend 20/21), Saturday & Sunday April 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday May 4 & 5.
Digital Mentor - Join the Allies
Would you like to be an ally for a young person in need, such as a young person in foster care, or who is socially isolated? The Allies provide one-to-one mentoring over smartphones.
It’s a peer mentoring programme, so you need to be over 16 and under 25 yourself. It involves one hour a week, with a minimum year commitment, and includes a monthly supervision with training. You will also need to have been in a supporting role before. Initial training is for one day and one evening.
Would you like a leadership role of training other young people in personal development and peer support skills? Would you like to develop your facilitation and presentation skills?
Our workshops are interactive workshops for young people, including our Address the Stress workshop, and the weekend extravaganza Good2Great. They aim to up-skill young people so that they can make it through life.
We will train you up over an evening in facilitation skills, and how to deliver each workshop type that you deliver. You will be paired with an more experience presenter for your first workshops. You do need confidence in speaking to groups of young people.
This is an occasional commitment as our workshops are provided by request when you as a volunteer are available.
Want to support Youthline? Want an easy way in? We run several one-off awareness and fundraising events throughout the year.
These include Christmas in the Park, an Annual Appeal, and a Bunnings BBQ.
We also love hearing about ideas for events that YOU have.
Professional Skilled Volunteer
We love skills-based volunteering. If you have a specific skill or specialty, and you are interested in contributing that to Youthline, please get in touch.
We are especially looking for a: graphic designer, and counselling training programme writer.
In your email please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about what you do and how you'd like to volunteer (project-based, certain number of hours per week, in the office, remotely, etc) - it is always really helpful to receive a CV as well.