Dedicated to helping others
Pauline McKenzie is one of those special people who volunteer and has been doing so for a long time, in fact 24 years, for the Cancer Society Wairarapa. We congratulate and celebrate with Pauline her commitment to volunteering.
She commenced volunteering in June 1993 at the Perry Street Cancer shop. Her role then was patient support. This involved visiting patients and their families at home to assess their needs for support. Pauline said she ‘‘got to know families really well and felt special working alongside them’’.
Pauline moved into coordinating and delegating other volunteer visitors until about 2007, where she then chose to coordinate the Look Good Feel Better programme at the new look, Cancer Society at 140 Dixon Street Masterton. This involved preparing the workshops and organising volunteers - Pauline has done this now for 10 years.
As an Executive Board Member from 1995 and for five more years as the Chairperson of the Society she was involved in the transition of the cancer society from a shop to a service hub for cancer patients and their families.
Since her step down as an Executive Board member she stays involved as a volunteer driver and has used her knowledge and skills to listen and support people.
Pauline has added another level of involvement by volunteering at daffodil days.
Pauline McKenzie is a dedicated volunteer for the Wairarapa Cancer Society