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Julia Rata-Te Raki

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Senior Coordinator - Waitaki

Kia Ora, Julia and her whānau have recently returned home after living in Ahitereiria for 20 years. With over 10 years of experience coordinating and managing various volunteer projects and running my own business it was time to bring these skills and knowledge back to Aotearoa. Julia is very passionate about the environment specifically empowering all people with the knowledge and skills to become actively involved in their local communities and help protect and preserve our natural environment. Communicating and connecting with people comes very easy for her. Her enthusiasm and commitment in engaging with the community allows Julia to better understand the needs of a person who wants to volunteer and the type of role a volunteer organisation has to offer. She believes everyone should volunteer in their community at least once in their life. The rewards are boundless.

To get in touch with Julia about any support or enquiries related to the Waitaki area, please get in touch with via julia@volunteersouth.org.nz.