Can you help?


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.  For more information please see our Respite care page.

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.

Wishes in Westport Brochure

WIW Application form


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.