Hospice West Rangatahi

Are you between 15 – 25 years old and inspired to help?

Hospice West Rangatahi is the springboard for youth to engage and grow outside the traditional classroom context and make positive change in their communities.

As a volunteer youth ambassador of  the Hospice West Rangatahi programme in their communities and beyond each ambassador will receive training, access to high profile events and workshops as well as dedicated support from the Hospice West Auckland team.

In addition to being of service to their community, the programme engages youth to develop their personal leadership, intercultural communication skills and a deeper understanding of grief, loss, depression and loneliness.

The programme runs throughout the year and students are welcome to apply at any stage.

Grief and Loss workshop 

This workshop focussed on helping our Rangatahi gain an understanding of grief and how it works, dispelling myths and inaccurate messages, and developing an understanding of the tools and strategies for managing self (self care). This overview was delivered by our Bereavement Care Coordinator, Maxine Chapman, where ambassadors engaged in discussion, rather than lecture style presentation.

Above: Hospice West Rangatahi, Anna Choi's brainstorm during workshop.

The next workshop, Thursday 25 May, will focus more on how Hospice services, in particular Art Therapy, can support our patients and their families through their grief experience. This session will be delivered by our registered Art Therapist, Jennie Halliday and will be a mixture of case work presentation and experiential workshop.

How to join
This is a fabulous opportunity to have youth be our leaders in embracing the fullness of life and living every moment to the fullest. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, register your interest today.

Amy Zhou
Hospice West Rangatahi Coordinator
Call: 021 774 955
Email: amyz@hwa.org.nz

Hospice West Rangatahi is supported by Ministry of Social Development and Western Districts Community Foundation.

We would love to hear from potential sponsors. If you are passionate about building community connections and helping the youth of West Auckland succeed through community engagement and leadership, we'd love to hear from you.