Welcome to 2020!

Tēnā koutou to all and Happy 2020! 2020 proves to be a big year for Volunteering Otago and we are so looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that are coming up for us! We have a bigger team of staff and volunteers, plus new programmes and places to be –...

Happy holidays for 2019

Tēnā koutou to all at this hectic time of year. Ngā mihi maioha for all that has been done this year. 2019 has been incredibly challenging in a lot of ways. Aotearoa has been in the international news several times and our strength as a country has been tested....

Evolving your programmes

Kia ora e hoa! One of the most common questions I’ve had in the last few weeks is how can we incentivise volunteering so that we can get more people to volunteer for us. It’s a question that gets asked in other ways as well, like, we don’t have enough volunteers, what...

Volunteer managers save the world!

Kia ora e hoa, Otago! One of the things that continues to amaze me in this role is just how much volunteer managers continue to go above and beyond in their work. There is never a dull moment when it comes to volunteer programmes, and those of us who wake up in the...

Nau mai, haere mai

Kia ora tātou. Ko whānau-paki te maunga. Ko Andersons Bay Inlet te awa. Nō Ōtepoti ahau. Ko de Klerk tōku whānau. Ko Leisa tōku ingoa. Leisa de Klerk, Volunteering Otago’s new manager, with her youngest son. Greetings to the community. I am incredibly honoured...