Volunteers with home-skills wanted
SuperGrans Mentoring focuses on bringing people together, sharing skills and connecting community members.
Every day, SuperGrans clients seek out new skills to enrich their lives and benefit the lives of those around them. Passing on these skills wouldn’t be possible without a team of dedicated volunteers. If you have a homeskill set, you could be one of them.
Volunteer Mentors are the key to success. They pass on everyday life skills such as basic cooking, sewing, household management, vegetable gardening, knitting and crochet, with kindness, patience and empathy.
Empowering people to set goals and to use new skills in their daily lives, SuperGrans mentors work one-on-one in clients’ homes and in communitybased hands-on workshops.
The concept is simple but the effects of mentoring can be powerful and long-lasting. It really can make a difference.
Anna has this to say about what working with her mentor meant to her: ‘‘My volunteer was easy to work with. She gave me lots of confidence to try new things in the kitchen. My nutrition and household budgeting have improved since working with SuperGrans – even my friends have noticed. Working with SuperGrans was great.’’
We know that our volunteers are busy people and their spare time is precious – so we limit our volunteer’s commitments to approximately two hours per week. Supporting our volunteers is also important. We ensure that we have regular training sessions, offer supervision, informal catch ups and even pay mileage.
Anyone looking for a meaningful way to volunteer time and share life-skills with others in our community during 2017, should get in touch. You don’t have to be a ‘gran’ either. The name can sometimes be misleading - but those who have the time and the inclination to share their skills with others should get in touch.
Contact SuperGrans Mentoring at Level 2, 74 The Square, 354 3804, and SuperGrans Manawatu on Facebook.
Supergrans volunteer mentor Leanne Thane helping out Tara Pearce at a sewing workshop.