welcome to our site. CrossNet is a registered charity led by volunteers and professionals who have been serving East Auckland for over 25 years (previously as The Sowers' Trust). We believe in community led initiatives and so we facilitate volunteers to work alongside professionals to provide the support needed to maintain a healthy community. Our slogan says it all: Communityserving Community. Our experience is that, contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of volunteers who have a heart for the needs of their community. They just need to be organised, led and, when necessary, trained. That is the role of CrossNet.
Youth Worker, Gary Carr provides leadership training using activity based learning.
we support two areas of the community: YOUTH CrossNet has been heavily focused on youth work for over 20 years and has trained, supervised and supported 11 community youth workers, (partnering with local schools). Programmes include social events, leadership and life skill training, and one-on-one mentoring.
SENIORS The trust operates one of the largest seniors programmes in the area which has been a feature of the community for nearly 30 years. The programme includes regular social events, pastoral care, advice services and crisis support.
In addition to these two main areas, we love to provide training and support to parents and families and grab every opportunity to gather together as families.