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There are many ways you can volunteer with us to help our mahi. We have worked with volunteers giving their time from a range of backgrounds, including students and community members.

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Volunteer profile: Leah

Image one: Volunteer Leah wearing Kidney Health New Zealand bike kit at a bike race. Image two: box of goodies, tshirts and pens Leah sent to members of her support group.

During lockdown of 2020, Leah Stewart founded Kidney Donor Whānau, a support group for New Zealand kidney donors to connect through social media, as well as a buddy support program.

Leah approached Kidney Health New Zealand with the idea, who supported her to get the project off the ground.

After volunteering her time to pursue this initiative, Kidney Health New Zealand offered Leah a part-time position based in Christchurch to use her KDW model to establish other social media support groups within the renal community.

Image one: Leah (right) with her kidney recipient (left) Denny. Image two: Screenshot of Leah's welcome video on Youtube to Kidney Donor Whanau. Image three: Leah in hospital bed after donation surgery.

"I founded Kidney Donor Whānau to help fellow donors around New Zealand and I was really excited when Kidney Health New Zealand came along to help. It's really great how KHNZ helped me with something I was really passionate about, and even more exciting that it led to further work with them. I'm really excited to be able to use my skills from school and university to apply to this project, my new role, and future roles I may have." - Leah

If you are interested in a volunteer role with us, please get in touch.