July-August 2015
“We make a living by what we get
but we make a life by what we give”

Winston Churchill

We certainly made the most of promoting and celebrating
National Volunteer Week this year. As this was our first one, we decided to extend it out over 9 fun filled days!
From presentations at Wairarapa Literacy, to giving out Certificates of Appreciation to students at Solway Primary School and Masterton Intermediate School for
their volunteer service.
We had a fantastic turn out at our Volunteer Appreciation morning tea at the Masterton Town Hall supported by the Masterton District Council. We had volunteers representing 37 organisations.
A few volunteers from Plunket receiving their thank-you certificates.
With an information stall at both the Lions Car Boot Market, Farmers Market and a sausage sizzle outside Paper Plus. We certainly had some great community involvement during the week.
A big thank you to all those that Volunteered for the
Wairarapa Volunteer Centre over the week.

National Volunteer Centres’ Hui
On the 18th August we celebrated our 1 year anniversary of being opened.
We had guest speaker Laurie Williams from VSA talk to us about volunteering in Solomon Islands. Scott Miller from VNZ and our
Mayor Lyn Patterson helped us cut our beautiful cake.
A big THANK YOU to our Volunteers, our Organisations, our Community and Sponsors who helped us celebrate.
Upcoming Events
  • Student Volunteer Week 7-13th September 2015
  • Next meeting of the Network Forum for Managers of Volunteers will be held in Featherston on Tuesday 15th September 2015
  •  AGM for the Wairarapa Community Centre and Wairarapa Volunteer Centre will be held on 17th September 2015 at 1pm at WCCT, 41 Perry Street, Masterton
  • Early Bird registrations for the Volunteering New Zealand’s 2015 National Conference are now open until 30th September. For more information visit their website
  • Rob Jackson a leader in the UK volunteer management field is coming to NZ in October to run a number of workshops about volunteering today. The nearest workshop will be held in Palmerston North on Friday 16th October. To register or find out more please email the Volunteer Resource Centre Manawatu

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