Chance to help youth
Youthline is looking for more people to join their next round of volunteer training next month.
The training is divided into several parts and aims to improve the volunteers’ communication and listening skills.
Mentor Julian Barnett, who has been with Youthline for the past two years, says he loves working with the organisation.
“It’s really quite amazing to be with people who have the same passion and same desire to learn,” he says.
New recruits first learn more about themselves and how they work in groups.
Further training about counselling and youth work skills is also provided.
Youthline volunteers develop a wide variety of skills including organising seminars, visiting schools and running programmes with young people.
Programme coordinator Cathy Aiavao says being part of Youthline is a great way to meet people, learn more about yourself, improve your communication and give something back to the community.
Registration forms and further information can be found at www. youthline.co.nz.