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.
It is shaping up to be a busy year as new referrals have been steadily coming in – 11 already and I have been back at work for only 6 weeks! That should keep me on my toes. I look forward to many more over the next weeks and months.
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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“To have volunteer organisations within a society is a highly desirable situation. It is not easy though, because a lot of people who have the skills or the motivation to help have families and other commitments of their own.
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.
This job will be helping in the Packing Hub for All Saints’ Fruit and Veggies.