Social services seeks volunteers
Tokoroa Council of Social Services is searching for executive committee members and has identified commitment and multi-cultural representation as being key assets needed.
Manager Gwenda Brodie said the mission was to have a broad committee which represented the South Waikato community.
‘‘The board is responsible for the direction and the governance,’’ Ms Brodie said.
‘‘Essentially what is involved in being a member is participating in the executive meeting every month.’’
She said the role was voluntary and required members to sift through financial and manager reports.
‘‘At the same time we just review where we are going in terms of our goals.
‘‘ Each committee member takes portfolios as well so they take particular aspects of the organisation that they have a particular skill or interest in.’’
The search was open but officials saw seven candidates as a healthy number for the committee. Ms Brodie said commitment was a vital key to being a committee member.
‘‘We are interested in broadening the community’s representation.
‘‘ Being a part of the community is very important, there are so many different types of people and groups so it is important for us to get as much feedback and as much input from groups and organisations that make up the South Waikato community.’’