Lack of New Zealand work experience is often a key barrier to finding employment. Volunteering is an effective route for migrants to overcome this. This Volunteer programme allows you to apply and enhance your skills in a Kiwi work environment, learn more about the local community, services and systems, practise your English, and make new friends.
About the Placement
- ARMS volunteers work across the following activity areas: Customer services, IT and website administration, communications, marketing and events, employment workshop preparation/assistance, data entry and general administration, and Safari Multicultural Playgroup
- Volunteers are required to work for a minimum of ten hours per week – for up to three months
- During the three months placement, volunteers are able to participate in up-skilling workshops
- ARMS’ Employment Coordinator provides volunteers with coaching, mentoring, CV and cover letter writing and interview skills to support their job search
- ARMS Workplace Experience volunteers have a high rate of success in securing a suitable job. Once volunteers obtain paid employment they do not need to complete their three month placement.
Project Assistant Programme
The purpose of the ARMS Volunteer Project Assistant role is to provide informed and useful assistance to the ARMS staff in the carrying out of their roles. Volunteer Project Assistants will have experience, valuable knowledge and insight of relevance to settlement and integration challenges, and the role of the ARMS Trust. They work alongside ARMS staff, other agency staff, and community groups to improve linkages and opportunities for participation, inclusion, and equity of access for local newcomers.