House of Science (NZL-40)


Type: Education - Country: New Zealand

Brief description and main aims

The project aims to support the House of Science charity to raise scientific literacy in local communities, by producing science resources for primary school children.

 

Volunteer tasks

Tasks include simple office jobs (printing, laminating, binding) labelling containers, assisting with supplying orders (such as dividing chemical into smaller quantities, packing boxes, etc).

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The House of Science creates and fulfils orders of educational supplies for primary schools throughout NZ, so the work is mostly at an office and warehouse centre. 

Volunteers will need to be comfortable with methodical work, and be capable of detailed administration work, office tasks, logistics and be able to help with any other jobs that come up.

The volunteer will be living with a colleague on their small farm, so the working week may also entail outdoor work and help around the farm. Volunteers should be interested in, and prepared for, some farm work.

Location

Tauranga, North Island.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Accommodation is a home-stay with a work colleague, her husband and pet dog. The home is located rurally, about 20 minutes from the work place. Travel is provided, but volunteers should also have their drivers license. Not suitable for vegetarians or vegans, and no smokers please.
Volunteers should enjoy farm-life and be prepared to live in a beautiful but rural setting. You will be a member of the family and therefore be expected to help around the house with some cooking and cleaning as any family member would.

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