Our People

WanderSearch Canterbury is run with a part time manager (20 hours per week) working hand in hand with our small team of dedicated volunteers. The WanderSearch Canterbury Charitable Trust has a six member board of Trustees which includes representatives of the NZ  Police, Land Search & Rescue volunteers and a chartered accountant. All Trustees freely volunteer their time to WSCCT.

We also have a team volunteer responders who undertake searches when police resources are stretched.  These responders come from a pool of volunteers specially trained in using Wandersearch tracking equipment.

Emma Parker –  Manager

Emma’s background is in social care and volunteer management. Emma has experience working with a diverse range of community groups including children and young adults with disabilities, mental health and older adults. Emma enjoys connecting with community organisations to ensure interagency working. Emma is passionate about working alongside the Wandersearch volunteers who dedicate their time to provide essential support to clients and their families.

Emma is looking forward to raising awareness and knowledge in our communities about the advantages of the WanderSearch system and the support the Trust can provide to people living in the community who are at risk of going missing.