Our Lower Hutt office has moved.
Our Refugee Services Lower Hutt office has moved into the New Zealand Red Cross service centre. The physical address is now 31 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt 5010.
Learn about the World Refugee Day event hosted at Parliament, the Afghan interpreters arriving in Hamilton and Palmerston North as well as details around the Mangere Refugee Resettlement rebuild.
We've also got some amazing volunteer stories we think you'll love. For the full newsletter, click here.
You can make a world of difference.
Help a newly arrived refugee family build a new life in New Zealand! You will change their lives, and possibly your own.
Volunteer support workers are needed to help refugee families arriving in February. If you've ever thought about getting involved, now is a perfect time.
Support a family to start again while you learn about a new culture, meet new people, and possibly even form lifelong friendships. For more information or to contact your local office, click here.
"I would recommend it 100%. To this day it's still the best thing I've ever done!" - Wellington volunteer
Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand is now part of New Zealand Red Cross.
On 10 December 2012, Refugee Services Aotearoa New Zealand officially became part of New Zealand Red Cross! Our existing staff will continue to provide all our support programmes and services, as we carry on doing the great work we have done for nearly forty years.
We will work closely with local communities, volunteers, staff and former refugees across the country to ensure newly arrived refugees continue to receive the support they need to build new lives in their new home.
Together, we will continue to help those who have lost everything to start again.
Resettle, prosper and grow.