IHC i-Volunteer (phone buddy)

We are recruiting a volunteer with a specific match in mind so to be considered, you must like talking about motorbikes, boats, cars - anything with an engine really!
IHC i-Volunteer is an online programme that provides friendship and connection to people no matter where they live in New Zealand. The relationship is one-to-one. This means you spend time speaking to only this person, so you both get to know each other. Together, you decide how often you are in contact, there is flexibility and it is not time specific. By providing a listening ear and a friend to chat to regularly, you can feel proud that you will have a positive impact in the life of this person and gain a new friend yourself in the process.

Volunteers are provided with full orientation and receive ongoing support from one of our volunteer coordinators.
We welcome applicants over the age of 17 to apply.

  • Volunteer must own or have access to a digital device and have basic skills in using digital platforms, as training will be provided online.
  • Good communication - support and training will be provided.
  • Be able to commit to 12 months or more.
  • 17+

A Ministry of Justice background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

The number of hours is decided by the volunteer and their friend. It is flexible, but we recommend at least half an hour per week.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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