National Volunteer Week, 18-24 June
Celebrating volunteers the whole country over, National Volunteer Week’s theme this year is Live, Laugh, Share Volunteer. The theme helps cature the heart-felt appreciation felt when people come together to build a stronger, more vibrant community through their service as a volunteer.
National Volunteer Week is held every year to recognise the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers in areas as diverse as social development, the economy and the environment.
In fact there are a significant portion of organistions that could not provide the services they do without the help of their volunteers.
According to Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ), an association of volunteer centres and national and other organisations with a commitment to volunteering, volunteers help cover emergency services, health, welfare, education, culture, faith based services, community support, ethnic groups, sport and recreation, conservation, special interests, advocacy and international volunteering.
Interested in becoming a volunteer and seeing change in your community?
Volunteers create positive change on many fronts. They get involved to learn new skills, gain knowledge and experience; to develop existing skills, knowledge and experience; to find new passions, meet new people and form long-term friends and partnerships, contribute to a good cause, make an invaluable difference and to have fun!
To find out more visit: /www.volunteeringnz.org.nz
Cromwell band The Usual Strangers - Nevis Colloty-Spiers at the front and, from left, Jamie Morton, Ash Stanley-Suter and Sam Leckie standing.