The NZ Red Cross brings you another opportunity to support a Refugee family. It’s a great time to now join Red Cross and register for a free training course. The role of a Refugee Support Volunteer is to support a UN-quota refugee family during their first 3 months of resettlement in Hamilton: setting up a house, introducing the new arrivals to NZ culture, assisting them with doctor’s registrations, school enrolments, finding their way around their new community etc. You can find more information on our website: https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/refugee-programmes/volunteer-help-former-refugees/
A free training course with the Red Cross starts on Thursday, 1st February to prepare volunteers for the refugees arriving in Hamilton in March. In five training sessions, you hear about the refugee experience, your role as a refugee Support Volunteer and how we can help with resettlement in Hamilton.
The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, 1st February
Thursday 8th February
Thursday 15th February
Tuesday, 20th February
Thursday, 22nd February
Timing: There will be five morning sessions as well as evening sessions each from 9.30 AM - 12.30 PM and 6 PM – 9 PM respectively.
Location: NZ Red Cross building on 422 Te Rapa Road.
If you are interested and available to support a refugee family for at least 3 months (ideally up to six), please contact Shally Arora via email: Shally.Arora@redcross.org.nz or phone/text at 07 960 7285.
If you live too far from Hamilton and it wouldn’t work for you to be a Refugee Support Volunteer, please contact Shally to ask for the information sheet “Other ways to help Refugees”.