When Glenn Walker left Volunteering Otago last week it was to head to a new job as a technical specialist with the Intellectual Property Office in Wellington; another example of the win-win offered by volunteering. A little over year ago, Glenn was struggling to get a...
Most of us would find the idea of cooking 65 meals a bit frightening but it’s a challenge that Beth Tua’i and her team regularly accept.
The Sport Otago Volunteer program has been running since October 2012 and involves inducting volunteers and linking them with volunteer opportunities in the sporting arena both within Sport Otago and in the wider community.
Isn’t it wonderful when a great idea works? When Dr. Jo Pollard and a team of volunteers started Dog Rescue Dunedin over five years ago they hoped to alter the way unwanted dogs were dealt with in the city.
Volunteering New Zealand is pleased to release ‘InvolveMe’ a free online tool designed to help strengthen the effort of our nation’s 1.2 million volunteers.
Mark and Pip Pennington, a retired couple from the Kapiti coast, made waves recently by becoming the first retired couple to take part in a 6-month mentoring program through the Wellington Boys’ & Girls’ Institute (BGI).
We get it. We’re busy, like really busy. It shows in our stats. Statistics NZ recently released data showing that the number of hours contributed by volunteers in non-profit organisations dropped by 42 per cent between 2004 and 2013.
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Collect and count meals from the collection point. Deliver in own car to all addresses on the list. A route is given each day. Give named meals to specific persons. Return empty cartons to a collection point.
Dog Rescue Dunedin (DRD) is looking for volunteers to pick up stall gear from the storage facility and setup at a specified venue for their fundraising stalls.
The person will have to have computer skills for telecommunication meetings once every 1-2 months. Majority of communication is by emails as a National group.
Volunteering Otago, Level 1, Dunedin, Community House, 283-301 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016