This week is National Volunteer Week and Volunteer South has so much to be thankful this NVW. On March 17th, our operations ceased and we closed our doors to the public. It wasn’t until June 16th that our team in Dunedin came back together as a team again – at least face to face. We … Read more
This last month has been all about change, and that’s not something that many of us deal with very well. The change has come very rapidly, and its been put there to keep us, all of us, safe. But that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been difficult or challenging. In fact, it usually means that … Read more
When the announcement was first made for NZ to move immediately into Level 3, Volunteering Otago had already behind operating behind closed doors for a week, and we had been proactively planning for supporting our volunteers and members in a very different way. We thought we had this all figured out, and that by the … Read more
I have been told, numerous times, that Volunteering Otago has a rather ambitious year planned. I didn’t think too much of it until I finished my Annual Plan for the year and realised I had nine action points! I’m confident that we will accomplish what we set out to do this year and the reasoning … Read more
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 – there is lots to … Read more
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. Throughout all of these tests, there … Read more
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 morning ready … Read more
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
Check out the following articles of Volunteering Otago and Volunteering Centrals work during the last four weeks. https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/volunteers-asked-wait-guidelines https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/volunteer-otago%E2%80%99s-new-branch-hold-help-still-wanted https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/hundreds-volunteer-help-others https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/wanaka/volunteers-keen-help-others Volunteering Otago on Otago Access Radio //staging.accessmedia.nz/Player.aspx?eid=01fbad26-6311-4327-9c71-69e2734a9c85 //staging.accessmedia.nz/Player.aspx?eid=786b4de7-3a45-42c6-9033-d35b664ee135
Claire has volunteered with the SPCA for many years now and is always willing and able to come and help out. Even walking to the SPCA in the snow one day to help attend to the animals in need when the centre was closed as the roads weren’t drivable. Claire has shown great commitment over … Read more
ReStore are looking for someone to help out as a van driver for pick ups and deliveries. Do you have a license? Are you reasonably fit? Fill out the application here and talk to someone about what you can do to help.
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.