Program Details

Cholmondeley Children's Home

  • Start Date 2017-01-21
  • End Date: 2018-01-20

  • Location: Governors Bay, Christchurch, South Island.

A home for children aged between 3 and 12 years of age,
to alleviate immediate family pressures which exist for children and their parents when usual supports are not enough or not available.


A bedroom in a staff sleepover area. Possibility of a shared room.


Cholmondeley forms an important niche in the Social Services available to both troubled families, and those with temporary support needs, such as emergency and respite care. Children continue their education at Cholmondeley Home School. Farm visits, trips to the beach, to special Harbour events and barbecues are all part of the stimulating days at the children's home.


Passion for children, patience and energy to look after children with different backgrounds and issues. Enjoy living in a small (but beautiful) town. Be prepared to be fully involved in the lives of the children in this community. Our care is centred on the child, enabling them to celebrate the experience of childhood. We integrate the two aspects of care and education.

Volunteers must have strong leadership qualities, be mature, sensible and extremely trustworthy.You live and work very closely with other volunteers so must be flexible, patient, open-minded and diplomatic.

Due to the strict nature of Cholmondeley’s requirements with their work, ACVE reserves the right to change your placement at Cholmondeley upon assessment during the ACVE Orientation Camp (Arrival Camp).

How to get there?
Terminal: Auckland*
International Airport: Auckland*
Domestic Airport: Auckland*


6 months- 2.700,00 EUR

12 months- 3.600,00 EUR