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THE BUDDY PROGRAMME Story by Angela Reid, Story Writer Volunteer Winning a supreme volunteer award last year has brought the Buddy Programme a few ben...

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Volunteer Voices - Volunteering helps Shayla support other youth

Story by Angela Reid, Story Writer Volunteer; Photo supplied Shayla Kara knows what it’s like to struggle in dark spaces. But volunteering’s been a so...

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Volunteer Voices - "It's the genuine care for the people we serve that underpins everything we do."

When life throws up a confusing curved ball Laura Smith is a bright and happy voice of reason. A volunteer at Queenstown's Citizens' Advice Bureau (CA...

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Volunteer Voices - Beautiful walk & entertaining companions on the walking school bus.

For half an hour every Monday morning Nicki Barnard gives back to her community. “I get to have a beautiful walk with some very entertaining companio...

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Volunteer Awards 2022

VOLUNTEER AWARD UNITES WINNERS, INSPIRES MORE ACTION Story by Angela Reid At a ceremony in October 2021, two women were announced as joint winners of...

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Volunteer Awards 2022 Nominations are Open!

Nominate Volunteers for the Awards The Volunteer Awards were established in 2021 as dedicated awards for recognising the enormous work that is done in...

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Volunteer Voices - "Keeping the grey matter active." Brian Hall, Wanaka Scouts.

When 85 year old Brian Hall took over the role of volunteer Treasurer for the Wanaka Scouts he did what any modern day Treasurer would do. He introduc...

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Volunteer Expo: Time to Shine - He wā pīataata

Come and be inspired at our volunteer expos in Dunedin or Queenstown where volunteers can chat with and learn about organisations looking for voluntee...

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Volunteer Voices - Hannah Lind, Mums4Mums Alexandra

“I married a couple on a whitebait stand once,'' laughs Hannah Lind. So begins an entertaining chat with the wife and mother of two, community volunte...

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Friday 13th - lucky for two local organisations and students who connected through volunteering.

Friday 13th May was a National Accord Day supporting NCEA at Wakatipu High School, so students had the day off. Thirty students decided to spend their...

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