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Internship opportunity at ChangeMakers

Internship for youth available!

Are you a motivated, committed refugee-background youth?

Do you want to gain work experience?

Are you interested in running workshops with youth, parents and families on how to deal with bullying in schools?

National Refugee Resettlement Strategy

National Refugee Resettlement Strategy

Over 80 community members from 10 different communities identified the issues, challenges and barriers that need to be addressed in order for the five Refugee Resettlement Strategy outcomes to be achieved.  The Strategy is being developed by the Department of Labour, and ChangeMakers organised the forums to ensure communities have input into the proposed strategy.

Earthquake information

Earthquake Information: We have been supporting people who are re-locating to Wellington. 

We have provided support and information to a number of families and are updating community leaders on where earthquake evacuees can access services.  

The latest information is shown below.

 The Wellington City Council has set up a Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Centre at its offices, 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington.

Barriers to good health

Barriers to Good Health

ChangeMakers has recently produced a report on the barriers facing people from a refugee background communities in achieving and maintaining good health.

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum Vacancy: Research Advocate

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum Vacancy: Research Advocate
We are looking for a new Research Advocate. Click on 'Full Article' for more info.

- 15-20 hours per week ($20-$22 per hour)
- Based in Wellington city.
- One year contract, January 2011

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum has a vacancy for a researcher who will work alongside the research coordinator to contribute to refugee-focused research and support community-based research projects.

ChangeMakers Forum

ChangeMakers Forum
Wednesday 12 May, 5.30pm-7.00pm

Level 1, Multicultural Services Centre (MSC)
39 Webb St, Wellington

Learn about Maori Culture

Marae visit

On Tuesday 20 April former refugees and new migrants are invited to Waiwhetu Marae. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about Maori history and culture. You need to register in advance as there is room for a limited number of people only.

When: Tuesday 20 April

Time: 8.30am - 1pm

Where: Waiwhetu Marae, 4 Puketapu Grove, Lower Hutt

The programme will cover:

Book Launch

Stories of engagement between mentors and Wellington's refugee communities will be launched

Thursday 1 April at 4pm
Michael Fowler Centre
(ground floor),  Civic Square, Wellington

ChangeMakers Refugee Forum and Volunteer Wellington invite you to this book launch and celebration.


ChangeMakers Forum

Wed 10 March, 5.30-7.30pm
Level 1, MSC, 39 Webb St, Wellington


  • New focus for Forum
  • Feedback from RRRF and Action Plan
  • Update on Youth Leadership Project
  • Update on Homework Centre
  • Update from Communities

Everyone is warmly invited to come along!