December 2015


Working hard to meet the needs of our community.
The recent departure of Jo Dean, Wairarapa Volunteer Centre (WVC) Coordinator was a sad but happy event. Jo has left us to expand her journey in life and with that the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre has gained a new personality with Katey Salmond. We would like to welcome Katey and hope she can share her experiences and knowledge with the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre and that we can grow together.

Farewell Jo, many thanks for everything you have done for the
Wairarapa Volunteer Centre.
A big welcome to Katey Salmond, the new Wairarapa Volunteer Centre Coordinator.
The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre will be celebrating “International Volunteer’s Day” on Saturday 5th December which falls on the same day at the Masterton Christmas Parade so we have decided to take part in the parade.

We, the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre will be walking as a group with some of our volunteers carrying our organisation's banner and wearing our red volunteer t-shirts alongside other community organisations who will be joining us. Look out for us during the Christmas Parade.
Every Dollar counts!... Donate to our Givealittle page and help the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre to provide community support and services to our community.
Katey Salmond (WVC Centre Coordinator), Bev Jack (Wairarapa Community Centre Trust Manager) and Jo Dean (former WVC Centre Coordinator) at the 2015 Age Concern Expo.
Photo courtesy of Wairarapa Times-Age.

We had an information stall at the expo. We also had these yummy pineapple and banana muffins for sale that were made by Katey as a fundraiser for the Wairarapa Volunteer Centre. We had a wonderful day meeting new faces from our community.
DID YOU KNOW?? Volunteering Can Be Therapeutic

Depending on what you choose to do, volunteer work can have a tremendous therapeutic effect. There are many options that can be tremendously giving. One of my close personal friends has completely transformed after she started working with disabled kids.  Volunteering helps you look outside yourself and your problems, allowing you to see the world and other people from a whole different perspective, which in turn can make you grateful for what you already have and see your own personal value.
PINK RIBBON 2015 - We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out. What an amazing day!
Seeking Volunteers!

Do you love Christmas... Then this new role will suit you. The Christmas Shop will be opening on 1 December until 24 December from 10-4pm in Queen Street, Masterton. We need volunteers to work a 2hr shift alongside another volunteer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. You will welcome and greet people coming in to see the Christmas Shop, keep an eye on the Christmas displays and donation box.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, please phone Katey on 06 377 1022 ext 2 or email: quote reference #44.
The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre celebrated "International Volunteers Manager's Day" on the 5th of November 2015 by hosting a "super heroes" morning tea. We invited other organisations to join in the celebrations. "The Powers Behind Volunteers" was the theme and Managers were asked to imagine a character with "super powers" that might assist them in their roles. The suggestions that were made were: Dr Seuss, Bewitched, Jesus, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Catwoman and Schumacher to name a few.

Bev Jack (Wairarapa Community Centre Manager) and Katey Salmond (Wairarapa Volunteer Centre Coordinator) got dressed up as the Dalai Lama and Catwomen. 

We would like to thank all Managers who mentor, support and encourage volunteers in our community...... (often involved in many hours of volunteering themselves).

Summed up in one line: Volunteering helps you grow. Not only as a person, but as we’ve covered, it can help you develop your skill set as well. The only real downside is how hard it is to leave when circumstances make it difficult for you to continue.

So if you’ve ever considered volunteering, what are you waiting for?

Recent Events

The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre would like to thank everyone that has recently helped with the SPCA Street Appeal, the Autism Street Appeal and the Women's Triathlon.
We will be closing at midday Wednesday 23th December 2015 and reopening at 9am Wednesday 6th January 2016.

The Wairarapa Volunteer Centre would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

If you require more information or would like to register, please contact us:

41 Perry Street, Masterton 5810 
Phone (06) 377 1022 ext 2

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