Opportunities to get involved in social justice campaigns

Opportunities to get involved in social justice campaigns

Refugee campaign –  volunteer leader wanted

Do you want to see New Zealand taking more refugees? Want to help the church play a greater part in this campaign? Diocesan Advocacy Enabler Kate Day is looking for a volunteer to link Anglican and other churches into the Double the Quota campaign. Good organising and communication skills needed. The role will require about five hours per week until July, starting as soon as possible, based at the Anglican Centre in Wellington. Contact kate@wn.ang.org.nz if you are interested.

Are you passionate about ending the housing crisis?

Advocacy Enabler Kate Day is developing a project to challenge church members to personally respond to the housing crisis. The project will encourage prayerful reflection and then positive, community-level actions. Kate is looking for other people who lose sleep over our country’s housing problems, to join a working group to help bring this project to fruition. The commitment required is 8:00-9:30am every second Friday morning in Wellington, starting 9 June. Ideal participants may be vicars or laypeople who are creatives, organisers, communicators or people with bold ideas. If you are interested, contact kate@wn.ang.org.nz.

​Wanted: Rental home for refugee family

The Refugee Family Reunification Trust is looking for a permanent rental home for a refugee family. For work and school reasons, they need a 3 bedroom place in Wellington city or Wellington South (including Mt Victoria, Newtown, Berhampore, Kilbirnie, Island Bay, Strathmore, Miramar), and can afford to pay $320 per week rent. They have been in Wellington for two years and can provide a reference from St Joseph’s parish. If you have a place to offer, or if your parish is willing to top up rent to help this family, please contact Amanda Calder, acalder@xtra.co.nz.

More about Diocesan efforts to do our bit for refugees