Further Assistance

A directory of additional support

Further Assistance

Kia ora!

During the change in COVID19 Alert Levels, the SVA continues to provide the best volunteering programmes for the youth of Aotearoa New Zealand – whilst also supporting our communities as best as we can. 

We are currently not offering bespoke or individual volunteering requests, however, we’ve compiled a list of people and organisations who might be able to support your request.

If none of the below matches what you need, please feel free to give our friendly volunteer phone operators a call.

SVA Help Desk

📞 09 801 2122
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday – 9am – 1pm
Sunday – Closed

COVID-19

COVID 19 Healthline
📞 0800 358 5453
🌏 https://covid19.govt.nz/

Non Medical Government Helpline
📞 0800 779 997
🌏 https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/providers/responding-to-an-emergency/index.html

Ministry of Social Development
Where to go for services and support:

🌏 https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/newsroom/2020/covid-19/where-to-go-for-services-and-support.html
📞 0800 552 002 (Seniors 65+)
📞 0800 889 900 (Students)
📞 0800 559 009 (General line)

Food

Family Services Directory – Food

🌏 https://www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory/searchresultspublic.htm?pageNumber=1&searchRegion=2&cat1=68&expandCategories=false&searchTerms=Food&searchByProviderName=false&cat2=110&pageSize=10

Food Banks NZ
🌏 https://www.foodbank.co.nz/foodbanks

Food Banks
📞0800 Hungry 0800 486 479

Mental Health

Mental Health Text line 1737
🌏 https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/

Mental Health Life Line
📞 0800 543 354 or free text 4357
🌏 https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/

Youthline
📞 0800 376 633 or free text 234
🌏 https://www.youthline.co.nz/

Samaritans
📞 0800 726 666
🌏 https://www.samaritans.org.nz/

Anxiety NZ
📞 0800 269 4389
🌏 https://www.anxiety.org.nz/

CDHB Crisis Resolution 03 364 0482
🌏 https://mherc.org.nz/directory/cdhb-hospital-services/psychiatric-emergency-service

Age Concern
📞 0800 803 344
🌏 https://ageconcerncan.org.nz/

Salvation Army – General Enquiries
📞 04 802 6269
🌏 https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/

Community Ministries (welfare) Enquiries
📞 0800 53 00 0

Ministry of Social Development

Work and Income NZ (WINZ)
8am – 1am 7 Days a week
📞 0800 779 997
🌏 https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/

Kainga Ora (Housing NZ)
8am – 1am 7 Days a week
📞 0800 801 601
🌏 https://kaingaora.govt.nz/

Tenancy Protection Association
📞 03 379 2297
🌏 https://www.tpa.org.nz/

Oranga Tamariki
📞 0508 326 459
🌏 https://www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/

Help in your home:
🌏 https://www.govt.nz/browse/health/help-in-your-home/maintaining-your-house-garden/
🌏 https://www.govt.nz/browse/health/help-in-your-home/day-to-day-personal-care/

Family Violence

24/7 Crisis Line (Women’s Refuge and Battered Women’ Trust)
📞 0800 733 843
🌏 https://womensrefuge.org.nz/get-help/

AVIVA
📞 0800 2848 2699
https://www.avivafamilies.org.nz/

Emergency Services

New Zealand Police, Fire and Ambulance
📞 111
🌏 https://www.police.govt.nz/

If what you’re looking for isn’t reflected in the above, do get in touch with us by emailing help@sva.org.nz