You will be surprised at how many different volunteering opportunities we have. We manage a fantastic group of volunteers who visit Knox at times that mutually suit. With more than 200 residents, there is always help or assistance needed somewhere. Residents truly love visitors and the special skills, support and personalities they all bring. We know that many firm friendships and bonds are created, contributing to a more rewarding life for both residents and volunteers.
How you can help at Knox
Some of our residents need nothing more than a chat, while others need a little more help - for instance, with their shopping or getting to the local library. You may even want to get involved in bigger projects, like organising social events or fundraising. We'd love to hear from you if you think you can help. Volunteers are a valuable part of the Knox team, no matter how much or how little time you have to give.
Here are some of our volunteering opportunities:
Chat, support, accompany, play or share to brighten someone’s day. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with Knox residents one-on-one or in group settings. We have many opportunities for you to help out in our resident’s homes. These can include in our Knox Shop, support for residents and family, van outings with the lifestyle and leisure team, new residents support, sharing games, computer assistance, gardening and weekend reception support.
Dining Room Hosts
Help set up dining areas and be a warm and welcoming face for Knox resident’s dining experience. Some residents may need assistance with eating.
Reading and Language Support in Schools
Volunteers and residents can support students in schools with reading and language or adults developing spoken and written english. All volunteers must be willing to undergo a Police check.
Take residents on excursions around Auckland or on shopping trips in Knox’s fully equipped mobility vehicle. Full training to be given to drivers over 25 years willing to undergo a Police check and AA driver assessment at our cost.
New Residents Support
Be a welcoming face for new residents who are settling into Knox. You may help them to organise their rooms, introduce them to other residents and team members, help them with learning their way around the home, and encourage them to try some of the many activities within the home. Share joy with residents in their new home.
End of Life Support
A special and privileged role for individuals to help residents who are at the end of their life. A listening ear, comfort, companionship and support to the resident or their family in the precious last days and weeks.
Linen Service Assistance
Our onsite laundry is always open to a helping hand. You may help to fold and sort residents laundry or deliver fresh linen/clothes to the homes and rooms of residents.
You might like to try your hand at doing something different and we can offer you the chance to do that within a supportive environment. If you would like to keep up to date
with our latest volunteer opportunities, please contact us for more details.
Complete our online Volunteer Application Form now and our Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch with meaningful opportunities in your area of interest.
In 2017, our volunteers received a Minister of Health Award in the Community or NGO Health Service Team Volunteers category.