Seeking Parent Leaders

We are all about growing local connections between parents in the Auckland areas of Waitākere and Kaipātiki, because knowing and spending time with other parents can help in lots of ways. Becoming a Parent Leader is a rewarding experience and offers the opportunity to make new friends and gain new leadership and communication skills. We would love you to join us.

“I’m so glad I’m a parent leader. I feel like this is what I am meant to do and I have so much more confidence. Every activity I have, I’m always going up to families and inviting them to come along. There’s no way I could have done that before. Thanks heaps! These groups are important in the community and to be part of it is such a privilege.” 

If you live in Waitākere or Kaipātiki, are parenting a child or children under 5, and are interested in holding small weekly activities in your neighbourhood, we want to talk to you about becoming a Parent Leader.

What To Expect

We will support you to design and set up your own weekly meet-up. This could be spending an hour at your local playground with a few other parents and their kids, hanging out at a nearby cafe, or just about anything else you like. Here are some ideas. 

There will be around 12 Parent Leaders in your group, and the monthly support sessions will be an awesome opportunity to build supportive friendships with other Parent Leaders.

You’ll be volunteering your time - however, a monthly $100 grocery voucher will be given as recognition of the time and effort you are putting in.

You will promote your activity on and offline. We will print any flyers, posters, and other printed material you need. We will also provide you with various kinds of signage for your meet-up if needed.

An example of the kind of activities our current parent leaders are running is:

What Is A Parent Leader?

A Parent Leader is:

  • a Waitākere or Kaipātiki community member parenting at least one child aged under 5.

  • inspired by the idea of running weekly hour long activities to help parents in their community connect with each other.

  • organised, positive, non-judgemental and self motivated with good communication skills.

  • able to commit to running their own weekly activity for at-least 6 months

  • able to commit to attending one monthly one and a half hour long parent leader support session (the dates and times for these sessions are listed here for Kaipātiki and Waitākere).

  • phone and internet connected.

Does That Sound Like You?

Great! Please complete one of the Parent Leader application forms to apply - clicking below on the area that best suits the area you live.