Volunteer for Shine

Volunteer Advocates - Auckland Only

Shine's volunteer advocates work directly with victims of domestic abuse in Auckland only . Volunteer Advocates either do callouts to victims' homes during evenings (in pairs) and weekends or support victims by phone from Shine's office during office hours. If you are interested, please fill in the form further down on this page, and we will be in touch.

Callouts to victims at home or in hospital are in response to urgent referrals from Auckland City Police and Auckland hospitals. Shine's Advocates visit the victim to offer immediate support, risk assessment and safety planning. Our office-based Volunteer Advocates are rostered onto shifts during office hours at our main office in Kingsland, to work alongside staff Advocates. Shifts are 3-4 hours long.  

All Volunteer Advocates receive comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and supervision. Volunteer Callout Advocates receive field training and support during/after completing classroom training. Office-based volunteers are supported and supervised by experienced senior staff. 

Our Volunteer Advocates are adult women from all cultures, communities and age groups.  Again, if you're interested, please fill out the form below.

 Requirements are:

  • Ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • Commitment to improving the safety and welfare of women and children
  • Commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi
  • Ability to undertake our 36 hour initial training
  • Commitment to regular shifts for at least a year following completion of training
  • A driver’s licence and access to a reliable car – petrol costs are reimbursed.

Or you may be interested in volunteering by raising funds for Shine, an option for men and women, little or no training and no driver's license required. Find out more here

You might want to be part of Light It Orange, Shine's major annual fundraiser in early March every year. , 

This short video explains how volunteer advocates help. It features the words of a Shine Volunteer Advocate, who is also a survivor of domestic violence. To protect her privacy and for safety reasons, her story is being told by an actor.

Apply to be a Volunteer Advocate - Auckland only

Please fill in this form ONLY if you are interested in volunteering as an Advocate in Auckland:

Yes! I am interested in becoming a Volunteer Advocate for Shine in Auckland.

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