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Curtis Higginson

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Contact details:

I am happy to meet in-person or online


I have previous work/volunteering experience within youth organisations such as Barnardos, Recreate (in the Disability sector), Youthline, Big Brothers Big Sisters and South West Baptist Church / SYC (Spreydon youth community) as a youth pastor and 24/7 youth worker in Cashmere High School and Hillmorton High School.

About me:

I love to provide safe spaces for people to process things in a way that helps them develop personally and professionally at their own pace. 

I am married with 3 beautiful children. I moved from Wales to New Zealand in 2012 to help with the Christchurch rebuild. I have 15 years experience in construction and 12+ years in various degrees of youth work including Secular, Christian, Mentoring, Adventure based, Camps, School based and disability. 

I am currently working for Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentoring coordinator. I have a lot of experience in forming, Leading and overseeing volunteer teams, organizing and running programmes/events/camps. I understand the importance of good supervision. Others say that I am a good listener.

Areas of focus:

Adventure-based learning, Camps, Community development, (Dis)ability, Ethics, Ethnic, Events, Faith-based, Leadership, Mental health, Mentoring, Rainbow, Refugee/migrant, School, Sports & rec, Volunteer, Youth development, Environmental/sustainability, Peer supervision, Funding & budgeting, Careers, Strategic planning, Social issues, Cultural & social diversity

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