Cara Reid

Cara is club president for St Bernadette’s Gym Club but that is not all she does. She makes sure we have enough coaches for classes, sorts new enrolments so the classes are well balanced, deals with arrangements for coaches and judges to travel and have accommodation for courses, and sources funding opportunities. In among this she has … Read more

Ange Leach

Ange has been helping in the dementia unit at St Andrew’s Care Home for the past four and a half years with craft and art. She brings new ideas to the residents and has a lovely gentle approach. Ange brings her artistic talents to the home and encourages residents to interact and enjoy.

Peter Lim

Peter has won Volunteer of the year for the outstanding work he has done for the Dunedin Public Library. He has been taking part in the Library’s Crowdsourcing Project to type hand written index cards via their online digital archive “Scattered Seeds”. The cards can be tricky to read and require concentration to accurately input … Read more

Val Todd

Val has been volunteering with the Blind Foundation for 38 years. In this time she has been a Committee member on the Dunedin Blind Social Club, an active fundraiser for Guide Dogs and is still currently a volunteer driver, bringing ladies into the Foundation each Monday for the Friendship group. she also assists with the … Read more

Shannon Douglas

Shannon is one of the Dunedin Fringe’s most cherished volunteers and they are delighted that his long-standing service is being recognised. Every year the Fringe distribute 7000 printed programme guides throughout the region and this is a key element of their marketing strategy. They rely heavily on volunteers for this and Shannon always works tirelessly … Read more

Azlyn Lind

Azlyn has been a volunteer member of the Dunedin North Community Patrol since it was formed 13 years ago and has regularly attended meetings and training sessions as well as completing her monthly duty shifts. She is also responsible for drawing up the staff duty roster. All of this is in addition to her two … Read more

Shirley Lawless

Shirley has been a volunteer with The Blind foundation for 17 years and she drives and supports our weekly Friendship group and monthly Dunedin Blind Social club socials. Shirley picks up and drops off members for both of these activity groups, as well as helping us out with ad-hoc driving assignments as these arise. She … Read more

Joan Sinclair

Joan has been a volunteer since the earliest days of the Otago Theatre Trust, dating back to the early 1970’s. for many years Joan and her late husband, Graeme, ran the highly successful Nibblenook, later renamed Sinclairs in recognition of their long years of service. In the early days of running the Nibblenook, they were … Read more