To be beneficial to the community by improving the psychological well being of elders in care homes, through a reduction in loneliness due to the encouragement of companionship between volunteers and residents (elders); bridging the gap between young people and elders through connecting young volunteers with elders in care homes; relieving stress on families of loved ones in care homes by providing companionship when families are unable to visit; and advancing the education of young people by providing a volunteer opportunity that increases their ability to relate to elders.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)
Provides services (e.g. care / counselling), Provides advice / information / advocacy
People with disabilities, Promotion of volunteering
Children / young people, Voluntary bodies other than charities, People with disabilities, Family / whanau
The organisation has a minimum of 3 members. There are currently 5 governing officers who form the management committee. Volunteers on the roster are ex officio members of the organisation unless they decline to be a member. Volunteers whose service has finished are associate members. The Volunteer Co-coordinator has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the roster, recruitment, training and management of volunteers and liaison with care homes.
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.