May - July 2016
We would like to start our newsletter off with a warm welcome to
Trade Aid Masterton and Central Districts Cat Fanciers Association who have registered with us this quarter.
We would also like to farewell Lifeline Aotearoa Wairarapa who have recently closed their Masterton office due to funding cuts. We have enjoyed working with the team at Lifeline over the past
few years and are sorry to see them go.
Following on from April’s newsletter where we celebrated and congratulated our student volunteers we then went on to our National Volunteer Week which began with a special presentation at Solway Primary School on Monday 20th June. We presented students and parents with “Certificates of Recognition”.
Presentations were also made to students and parents at Chanel College, Solway College and MIS to recognise all the work they do in our community.
On Tuesday 21st June, we held a Community BBQ outside Paper Plus Masterton. This was a great way to say THANK YOU to all wonderful Volunteers, Organisations and our Community for “making time”. Breadcraft Wai Ltd, Masterton New World and Oasis Network Inc (Wairarapa) sponsored this event.
  • Alzheimer’s Awareness Week 12 – 17th September.
  • Alzheimer’s Memory Walk - Saturday 17th September. Assemble at Farriers carpark Masterton. Registration time 10:30am with the walk starting at 11:00am. The first 100 registrations will receive a free memory walk T-shirt. This is a 4k walk from the Farriers carpark to Solway showgrounds.
  • Ageing with attitude Expo - Tuesday 20th September 10am – 3pm. The Expo will be at the Genesis Recreation Centre, Dixon Street, Masterton. Admission is FREE. There will be over 70 stall holders, a fashion parade at 11.30am, Older Person of the Year Award presentation at 2pm plus a high tea at the café for $5 per person.
  • Arthritis Appeal 23rd and 24th September.
  • Pink Ribbon Annual Street Appeal – Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October.
  • Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16th October.
Volunteer Stats as at the end of June 2016:
We have 196 registered volunteers in the Wairarapa.
  • 157 based in Masterton
  • 19 based in South Wairarapa
  • 18 based in Carterton
  • 2 Other 
If you know of anyone who is interested in volunteering, please get them to pop in or give us a call. We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm.
Mentor Driver’s (role #193)
We are looking for volunteers over 25 holding a full clean drivers licence for at least two years. Hours required are two hours a week over a 10 – 12 week period.
Street Appeal Collectors (role #192)
We need volunteers to help with the Arthritis street appeal outside New World Carterton on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September and/or outside Countdown Masterton on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st or Thursday 22nd September for up to two hours.
Pink Ribbon Street Appeal (role #191)
Volunteers needed for two hour shift at different locations in Masterton on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October.
Funding / Grant Committee Person (role #190)
We need a committee person with an interest and/or experience in funding / grants to assist committee with funding / grants applications. Commitment of 1 – 2 hours per month.
Group Activity Assistant (role #189)
We are seeking a volunteer to assist with helping set up venue and ensuring clients who are attending can move safely around the venue. Volunteer needs to be available for up to two hours for each social get together which are held every six weeks in Masterton.
For more information about these roles please visit our website or call our office.
Do you need a central location office space? Are you looking for competitive rates with shared modern IT services?
The Wairarapa Community Centre Trust provides a social hub for 13 Not for Profit organisations’. The Community Centre has vacancies within the building, so if you are considering moving out of the garage/home office or want to set up your business in a communal environment, call Bev Jack on 06 377 1022 or email .
Volunteer Manager’s Network Forum
This year we have had some wonderful guest speakers:
  • Wairarapa Youth Council to speak out Gen Y
  • Wairarapa Community Law to discuss changes to H&S Act
  • Winifred Mahowa from DIA discussing her role and COGS funding
  • Worksafe NZ – Health and Safety Act presentation.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday 18th Oct at 12pm. Please contact Katey if you are interested in attending our Manager’s network forum.
Wairarapa Volunteer Centre office Volunteers
We have 3 wonderful office volunteers who help out during the week.
  • Bev Elliott works on Mondays,
  • Lisa Crook works on Tuesdays.
  • Millie Ogg works on Thursdays.

Wairarapa Community Centre Trust and Wairarapa Volunteer Centre AGM
Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 27th September at 41 Perry Street, Masterton at approx. 3pm following the Wairarapa Community Centre book launch “The History”.

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