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Meet the Buddies

MEET HAMISH, one of over 70 Kidsline Buddies who
volunteer their time to help kids like you! Upstart found
out why he loves talking to and helping out Kiwi kids...


Why did you decide to join Kidsline

I really liked the idea of being able to talk to kids from all over New Zealand. It's pretty special pick
up the phone and talk to someone from a different town about their situation.

What do you like best about volunteering?
There are lots of things I like about it. The people and culture of Kidsline is really great. Everyone is
here to
help others.

Who calls Kidsline?
Kids from all over New Zealand, all with different stories. We take calls from kids up to 18, so a really
big range!

What's the best bit about being a Buddy?
I think it's the skills I've learnt, the people I've talked to, and the great buddies I work with – they're

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