‘Meet the family’ is a new series where we talk to Zeal staff all around the country to find out what makes them tick. Stay tuned for more coming soon!
Hayley Rosser is Zeal Wellington‘s freshest member of staff (as in, the newest and the styliest). After first discovering Zeal through hardcore shows, she got involved with us after moving to Wellington and quickly became one of our youth workers. We had a chat with her about TV shows, NZ music, and dogs (of course)!
How did you first get involved with Zeal?
Hayley: I was first introduced to Zeal by going to hardcore shows located in the Zeal West Art Room. I honestly didn’t know much about what they did for young people, apart from being a music venue, until I moved to Wellington. I started selling shirts to raise money for a friend battling cancer at Zeal gigs, where I met tonnes of awesome young people. Once I learnt what Zeal was doing, I fell in love with it and the hearts of the young people while hearing their stories. I quickly realised that I wanted and needed to get more involved in what Zeal was doing.
What does your typical day at Zeal look like?
Hayley: One of the best things about working for Zeal is that it’s different every day. A typical day is hard to answer because a typical day at Zeal doesn’t exist – and I hope it never does, because I love it that way! Across the week I’m involved in running our Girls’ Group every Tuesday, after school’s programme every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, supporting young people through our Gateway programme every Friday, and any events that are happening during the weekend.
What do you do in your spare time?
Hayley: I watch a looooot of Rupaul’s Drag Race or anything that involves drag queens. I enjoy going to boxing classes and getting out in nature as much as I can.