Mount Tabor Trust (NZL-3)


Type: Disabled, Elderly - Country: New Zealand

Brief description and main aims

The aims of Mount Tabor Trust are to provide a nurturing home environment and an empowering lifestyle for people with intellectual disabilities.

Mt Tabor is a L’Arch community that celebrates diversity and choice in all matters of life including religion.

Volunteer tasks

The main tasks of the volunteer gather around some residential care, social activities, health and safe activities, such as:

  • Social interaction.
  • Giving support to the residents with daily routines and personal hygiene, household chores, cooking and participating in day activities such as accompanying people to church, courses and day programs.
  • Attend celebrations and community gatherings. 

Volunteer requirements / Skills

Mt Tabor shares life. All volunteers will become part of a home where daily chores, cooking and meals are shared with the core residents (people with disabilities) and their live-in-support.

Volunteers should: 

  • Be open-minded
  • Be self-motivated and flexible
  • Have the willingness to celebrate individuas gifts and develop caring relationships
  • Have a reasonable level in English (This is essential)
It is important to note that some of the cor residents are deaf. 

Location

Henderson, Auckland North Island.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Own room within a large house with approximately 5 residents and one or two other support persons.

There are 4 different living arrangements for volunteers:
  • Two are based in Henderson (close to shops, town centre, approx. 20 minutes from Auckland City).
  • Two are based in Helensville (semi-rural and located approximately 45 minutes north of Auckland City).

More Information

Number of ACVE volunteers in project: 2-4 - male or female.

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