The Māori and Pacific Island Job Board is proud to support the Village Community Services Trust by donating 2.5% of all profits to them.
“We are very pleased to be sponsored by the Maori and Pacific Island Job Board and appreciate them sharing with us in a commitment to making a positive change in the lives of our Pasifika and Māori individuals and communities”
Michael Jones MNZM
Chairperson and founding trustee
About the Village Community Services Trust
Restore and Raise up our Youth and our Communities
Discover • Inspire • Maximise
To support marginalized individuals and groups in our community by providing relevant and cutting edge programmes and services that give them hope and a future by maximising their potential.
What is The Village?- “…it takes a Village to raise a child”
The Village Community Services Trust (“The Village”) is a registered charitable trust. It is a community based organisation lead by community leaders who are committed to serving their wider community but with a strategic focus on Pasifika and Māori communities unique needs and issues. Legal status as a trust was granted on 13 October 2003. The process of developing the trust started in August 2002.
At the very heart of the organisation is the creed or kaupapa that “it takes a Village to raise a child”. Underpinning this notion is the belief that as responsible members of our community, we have a collective responsibility to play whatever part we can to reconnect the disconnected youths and individuals in our community into safe environments (“village” settings) where one can discover pathways that lead to lives operating to their full potential. To achieve this we must mobilise like minded and hearted individuals from within our communities and harness their skills, knowledge, gifting, and resources. The village is simultaneously connected to a wider “village” of complementary stakeholders and services. Through wise and prudent governance and management, a “village” of multi faceted services can optimise the resources and expertise at hand and maximise the capacity and capability to bring about real and positive change in the lives of targeted individuals and communities.
For more information visit their website www.villagetrust.co.nz