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:


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:


6th, 13h, 20th, 27th September and 4th October 2018

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 Linda via email: or phone 07 825 0285.

If you live too far from Hamilton and it wouldn’t work for you to be a Refugee Support Volunteer, please contact  Linda to ask for the information sheet “Other ways to help Refugees”.



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