Youthline Wellington is an incorporated society established in 1971. Since then we have consistently delivered high quality youth development and support services to young people across the lower North Island and the top of the South Island.
The organisation is based in central Wellington although we work in partnership with schools and other agencies across the region. We also work in partnership with the five other independent Youthline organisations to deliver a 24 hour phone, text, email, and webchat counselling service to young people across New Zealand.
I’m Vicki Beachen (she/her), Youthline Wellington’s Manager. I’ve been in my role at Youthline for almost 18 years and throughout this time have had the privilege of working with hundreds of amazing Youthline volunteers.
I love the work we do here at Youthline Wellington, supporting and developing young people and am very passionate about working for an organisation who has an extremely positive heritage and legacy, with a brand that is trusted, familiar and recognized.
I really enjoy staying connected with my funders, sponsors and stakeholders and also connecting with other youth and community organisations. I also love being able to offer upskilling opportunities to our wonderful volunteers, who give so generously of their time.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking, gardening, yoga, cafes and connecting with nature. My family is super important to me, I have two sons and am also a Nana.
Education and Youth Development Coordinator
Ko Lana tōku ingoa, ko Te Whanganui-a-Tara ahau.
Hiya! My name is Lana (she/her) and I am the Education and Youth Development Coordinator for Youthline Wellington. My role includes coordinating and co-facilitating our multiple education, youth and development programs to schools and communities across the Porirua and Wellington regions. I previously contributed to our helpline as a volunteer helpline counsellor!
My passion lies in creating safe spaces for young people to feel seen, heard, and to thrive in. I feel so lucky to work alongside such supportive and amazing individuals, that also amplify my mana. Youthline has taught me so much about myself, and young people teach me new things every day. In my spare time I can be found shopping around the city, sipping on oat lattes, or hanging out at home with my kitty. If you see me around, say hey!
Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator
Kia ora koutou!
I’m Emma (they/them), Youthline Wellington’s Office Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator. In 2019, I participated in the Youth Development Program and since then have been lucky enough to volunteer with the Te Whanganui-a-tara Youthline branch as an operational volunteer. I am very happy to be in this new role supporting both our lovely staff and volunteers in whatever capacity they need. I am a university student at the end of my degree, and am thrilled for this opportunity to work with the excellent people of Youthline Wellington and help make a positive impact on our communities.
In the time not spent with Youthline or uni, I enjoy painting, reading mystery novels and sleeping with a cat on me. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at email@example.com if you’re interested in volunteering or want to talk a little more about the work that we do.