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Community help

Your community offers a wide range of support services to help you and your family.

You may also want to use your previous experience and knowledge for volunteer roles.

Finding organisations to help

The Family Services Directory can help you find programmes, services and resources in your region.

The Community Investment website offers a wide variety of information for seniors.

SeniorNet is a community training network that supports and motivates people aged 50+ to enjoy and use technology in their everyday lives.

Volunteer work

If you would like to try some volunteer work, there are many options available.


Volunteering New Zealand

The Volunteering New Zealand website helps you to find volunteer roles in your area.


Volunteer Community Co-ordinators (VCCs)

VCCs are a network of approximately 50 older volunteers who work with the Office for Seniors Citizens. 

The aim is to help older people and contribute to policy and service development at central and local government level. 


Skills mentoring - SAGES

SAGES is a volunteer programme for older people who wish to become life skills mentors. Volunteers instruct people in a variety of areas, including:

  • home management
  • cooking
  • budgeting
  • parenting