Reference nr. 3090 : I Have A Dream
Urgently needed: After School Programme Volunteers: Working with children/young people 2 hours per week: Very rewarding!

If you have two hours per week to spare to really make a difference to support children and young people, have fun and enjoy some valuable new experiences, we would love to hear from you! Volunteers who work with us also appreciate the support, development opportunities and references we provide to support their own journey.

I Have a Dream in Tikipunga works with students (Dreamers) attending low-decile schools in Whāngarei. We support Dreamers from Year 1 until two years after high school and provide long term and wraparound support to our Dreamers. Our programme is open to all students who attend our four partner schools. Some of the services we provide include in-class assistance, after-school programmes, mentoring, and advocacy. Currently about 1000 young people are enrolled with I Have a Dream in the Tikipunga and Otangarei communities.

We urgently need Volunteers to support our Dreamers and Navigators in our after school programmes. There are positions available at all four schools. We are specifically looking for caring people who can assist in our after school programmes for 1-2 hours per week. If you, or someone you know, would like to make a difference in children’s lives, while also having fun and building relationships, please apply now.

The main skills this role requires include being able to get alongside and support children and young people, help prepare for projects and activities, help prepare craft projects or games, and/or food, being supportive and kind, and having fun with children.

Induction and Training is provided plus regular opportunities for personal and professional development provided.

Specific requirements
  • Commitment to I Have A Dream ideals, mission and vision
  • Good communication skills 
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Positive attitude, patience, interest in seeing children succeed

6 volunteers needed


✔ Police check
✔ Wheelchair accessible
✔ Reimburse expenses
✔ Reference provided after some time