IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato

The IHC volunteer programme is about one-to-one friendship in the community. This is what makes being a volunteer for IHC so unique. Spend time doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, with a person with an intellectual disability. You don't need to do anything different. Just keep doing what you usually do and include someone with similar interests, for example you like to walk your dog? Then take your new friend. You enjoy going to cafes for a coffee? You can take your friend as well. This is a great way to give something back to the community without you making any changes to your life. You and the person with the intellectual disability choose how you spend your time. It is not time specific. There is choice. There is flexibility. The emphasis is on fun together. The relationship is one-to-one. This means that you spend time with only one person, so you both to get to know each other in order to develop a friendship. You must be at least 17 years old to apply. Go out and have fun, in just the same way as everyone else does. Why one-to-one? Because many people with an intellectual disability tell us that most people in their lives are paid staff and family. By getting involved in the IHC one-to-one programme you can make a change in one person's life just by being a friend! Simple!

Available Roles:
Gardening Tutor

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Gardening | Both/Flexible | Hamilton

There is a gentleman who is keen to learn some gardening skills so that he can grow his current lawn mowing business . He has the tools and the enthusiasm but needs someone to provide some training around weeding and pruning and general gardening.

Communication Tutor

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Tutoring | Both/Flexible | Hamilton

This role is to support a woman with an intellectual disability to learn how to use a new communication device. This device will greatly enhance her ability to communicate with the people in her life.

Motorsports Fan

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Companionship | Both/Flexible | Hamilton

We have a man with an intellectual disability who would like to have a friend to share his keen interest in motorsports...

One to One Friendship

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Companionship | Both/Flexible | Cambridge, Hamilton, Matamata, Morrinsville, Te Awamutu

Do you enjoy walking along the river or around the lake? How about heading to the local Cafe for tea...

Doing Girly Stuff

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Companionship | Both/Flexible | Hamilton

Do you enjoy going out and getting your hair and nails done, going shopping and visiting cafes...

Scrapbooking and Card Making Enthusiasts

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Art & Craft | Both/Flexible | Hamilton

This role involves helping a person with intellectual disabilities learn how to do scrapbooking or card making...

Doing Guys Stuff

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Companionship | Both/Flexible | Hamilton

Do you enjoy getting out and about, watching sport, have an interest in fishing, planes, vehicles or trains...

Disability Advocate

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Information & Advice | Both/Flexible | Hamilton

This role is great for people who would like the opportunity to be an advocate...

Social Outing Companion

IHC Volunteering Programme - Waikato
Companionship | Working Hours | Hamilton

There is is a middle aged women with an intellectual disability, who is looking for a friend...

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