Special week to honour their contribution
ts day four of National Volunteer Week, the volunteer get-togethers are well underway and New Zealand’s largest celebration of volunteering and civic participation is going from strength to strength.
Events are being held across the country to recognise the invaluable contribution made by volunteers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Volunteering Central has been out locally thanking volunteers in Alexandra and Cromwell and the celebrations continue tonight in Wanaka and tomorrow in Queenstown.
Our communities contain the knowledge, experiences and energy of the people who contribute to it and this year we celebrate the collaborative effort of those who volunteer in communities with the whakatauki (Maori proverb) ‘‘Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te tangata’’, translated as ‘‘With your contribution and my contribution the people will live.’’
This year’s theme embraces the notion of joining volunteers, volunteer managers, volunteer organisations and communities together and sharing their own knowledge with each other and their communities. We see that in so many organisations locally and without the 100s of volunteers who are so generous with their time, energy and skills many services, events and activities would simply grind to a halt.
Thank you to volunteers from across the Central Lakes District for keeping our communities ticking along so wonderfully! ◗ For more information contact Gillian White, centralvolun email@example.com or call 027 506 5705