Be a volunteer parent

  • Do you have a child/children under 5?
  • Are you interested in sharing your parenting experiences?
  • Do you have a few hours to participate in first hand learning experiences with the next generation of parents?

Our work in schools is based on the philosophy that it takes community to raise a child and child care skills are essential to a healthy society.

You can contribute to our programmes by providing opportunities for students to gain skills in early childhood learning and the care of infants, toddlers and young children.  These skills may be utilised as support for kaiako, kaiāwhina and carers in the early childhood area, leading to improved outcomes for communities, whānau and parenting.

 What happens in the classroom?

  • The units are delivered by trained Plunket Educators and/or teachers
  • Classes are generally run some time between 8.45am – 3.30pm during the school terms
  • Most sessions run between 45-60 minutes and parents attend for approximately 30-40 minutes
  • On arrival at the school office, students will be waiting to help you to the classroom

You will be contacted by your Plunket local Parent Coordinator when they are organizing parents for a session to see if you are available and they will let you know what is expected to happen in each session.

Parent volunteers support some practical sessions.

More information provided in the Volunteer Parent Guide booklet.

Get involved!

Experience the satisfaction of sharing your knowledge and parenting skills with the next generation of parents by contacting the team.

Email or call our Education in Schools team

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