Thank you to vol­un­teers

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Vol­un­teer­ing Bay of Plenty is recog­nis­ing and re­ward­ing vol­un­teers in the com­mu­nity with a cel­e­bra­tion break­fast in Tau­ranga on Tues­day, June 19, as part of Na­tional Vol­un­teerWeek (June 17-23).

The theme for 2018 is ‘Vol­un­teers, the heart of our com­mu­nity’which cap­tures the essence of what vol­un­teer­ing is about — how volunteer’s ef­forts, com­pas­sion and time pro­vide a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion and en­rich com­mu­ni­ties.

Gen­eral­man­ager Theo Ur­sum says they un­der­stand that of­ten volunteer co­or­di­na­tors are do­ing more in an or­gan­i­sa­tion than just­manag­ing vol­un­teers “so this is an easy way for them to say thank you with­out blow­ing the bud­get”.

“Thanks to some won­der­ful sup­port­ers, we have amaz­ing spot prizes to give away, for ex­am­ple, two nights ac­com­mo­da­tion for two in­Napier.”

Reg­is­tra­tions are open to mem­ber and non-mem­ber not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tions but spa­ces are lim­ited. Email events@vol­bop.org.nz for more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter.

There may be a small cost to at­tend de­pend­ing on your level of mem­ber­ship of Vol­bop.

Vol­bop is the one-stop-shop for vol­un­teer­ing in the Bay and can help or­gan­i­sa­tions de­velop their volunteer pro­gramme.

“Whether vol­un­teers work lo­cally as com­mu­nity gar­den­ers, or on the sports fields, or as aid­work­ers, they are part of the global move­ment of vol­un­teers. It is im­por­tant to recog­nise vol­un­teer­ing and the place it has in keep­ing our com­mu­ni­ties strong and healthy.”

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