Vol­un­teers en­cour­aged

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Vol­un­teer­ing New Zealand is en­cour­ag­ing more peo­ple to give time to their com­mu­ni­ties if they are able.

This week is National Vol­un­teer Week and chief ex­ec­u­tive Vanisa Dhiru says vol­un­teers are ‘‘the driv­ing force’’ be­hind so many ser­vices in New Zealand.

‘‘If you want to get in­volved in vol­un­teer­ing think about the groups, schools, neigh­bours and ini­tia­tives you are al­ready con­nected to and see if they need a hand.

‘‘Talk to peo­ple in your net­work and see what you can do to help. Con­tact a re­gional vol­un­teer­ing cen­tre through vol­un­teer­ingnz.org.nz if you are un­sure how to help,’’ Ms Dhiru says.

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