Our Homebased service provides respite care to children aged 0 – 17 years. To provide this service coast wide we require dedicated and caring people to open their homes to provide a nurturing, caring and supportive home environment.
We have a vigorous screening process and offer full support and training.
Wishes in Westport
Wishes in Westport is a fund that has been set up to provide assistance for children and families in need in the Buller area. Donors can donate a one off or regular amount to this fund which is managed by the Operations Manager.
For more information on this fund or to make a donation contact the Operations Manager on 03 788 8065.
We are always looking for volunteers who want to give back to a community organisation. We have a relatively easy screening process for our volunteers. Some of the tasks we might ask of our volunteers are gardening, keeping our premises tidy, sitting on a raffle table, helping with catering needs and helping with other projects such as Children’s day, Earthworks of Creations Wearable Arts, White Ribbon Day or the Christmas Parade for example.
Ministry of Social Development
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Education
Lottery Grants Board (DIA)
Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS)
The Trusts Community Foundation
The Lion Foundation
Rotary Lend A Hand Foundation
Buller District Council Community Grants Fund
West Coast Community Trust
The Blackadder Trust
Westport Caltex Loyalty Programme