One hour. Once a Week. One life.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greymouth in Te Waipounamu (the South Island) is hosted by the Homebuilders Westcoast Trust. For nearly 15 years we have initiated, facilitated and supported amazing friendships between many tamariki (young people) and dedicated local adult volunteers.
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Meet our team
My name is Gerrit Wolters. I was born in Holland been married for 37 years to my Bestie Suzie. We have three Tamariki and eight Mokopuna and number nine on the way.
It is a privilege to work and live in Te Tai Poutini. I bring with me my passion to see people succeed and achieve their fullest potential to discover and realise their strengths. My background is eighteen years of social work practice. During this time I have been actively involved in community development, Community youth work, Statutory social work; Criminal Justice, Youth justice, C&P and Mental Health. I have served on a number of BOT’s for school and NGO’s and chaired a number of NGO’s which were set up to support our Rangatahi in the community.
My Role at Homebuilders West Coast Trust is as Team leader for the home-based social work team here in Greymouth and Westport.
Hi, my name is Bronte Roper. I was born and raised in Australia and have just moved with my whānau to the Greymouth area.
We are all loving the New Zealand lifestyle.
I am a qualified youth worker with extensive experience in mentoring and supporting young people and their families. I work from a strengths-based perspective and believe in exploring interests and abilities rather than focusing on deficits. I have a strong background in creative arts and love putting creativity into my work.
Working as a youth worker has taken me to some amazing places and I have had some incredible experiences over the years. From working in a remote Aboriginal community, creating youth art magazines, working with women refugee support groups and co-ordinating youth sport and recreation programmes.
I am currently working as the co-ordinator of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in beautiful Greymouth. If you or anyone else is interested in this program let's have a cupper and a chat.