Volunteering New Plymouth

Community Organisation

Volunteering New Plymouth
44 Liardet Street
New Plymouth 4310
31 days ago

Christmas and New Year Office closed

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

Enjoy your Christmas and New Year. All the best for 2022
Stay safe, Be kind and Take care.

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32 days ago

Merry Christmas and Thank You:

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

Volunteering New Plymouth Trust Board and Staff would like to send out a very special thank you to YOU - yes YOU for the amazing and wonderful work that each and everyone who helps in our Community does. WOW what an incredible year it has been. What an awesome community we live in. There have been … View moreVolunteering New Plymouth Trust Board and Staff would like to send out a very special thank you to YOU - yes YOU for the amazing and wonderful work that each and everyone who helps in our Community does. WOW what an incredible year it has been. What an awesome community we live in. There have been challenges and there are also so many great things happening in our community

Volunteering is changing, and this year our website has received another increase in volunteer sign ups. This is very heartening as it is often reported that there is a decline in volunteering. It is certainly true that some people who have been volunteering for many years have retired since we went into this COVID world. It has been an honour and privilege to work with these volunteers and we really appreciate their years of service, and we hope that they are enjoying their well earnt rest and relaxation.

There has also been a noticeable increase in young people offering to help in our community which is awesome. We know that there are many young ones who are out in our community volunteering in several roles and it heartening to see the schools encouraging this with the younger generation. I am excited to be looking to work with two more schools to formalize some volunteering within the community. So, it will hopefully be a watch this space next year.

The other exciting news is that we are working with the New Plymouth District Council Parks department on a project that has been a few months in the planning; it has been great also working with Councillor Sam Bennet to bring the project this point. We will be announcing what and where in the new year when we return from our break.

What has happened to the Thank you Christmas lunch you ask? We have not forgotten and like earlier this year, when we went to Waitara and the Train trip – next year on February 20th 2022 (all going well), we are going to be holding our Volunteer Thank You Event in Inglewood at the Inglewood Mini Golf with morning tea at Rotary House. We are excited to be holding this event out at this great new community facility. It is suitable for all ages and stages. There are good seats for those who are not too mobile so that you can enjoy watching the antics. We hope that all volunteers who volunteer for a Community Organisation / Sporting Group / Not for Profit, will come along and meet other local volunteers too. So, pop that date in your calendar and our next notice in this column on 26.01.2022 will have details on how you can add your name to the list. By then we will have worked through the finer details and will have information on how it will work. We will of course be working with the traffic lights system that is current at the time.

To each and every one of our district's amazing volunteers we truly hope that you all have a relaxed and fun filled Christmas / Holidays season and a happy and safe New Year.

I would like to give an extra special acknowledgement to those of you who will be continuing to work over the holidays – where would people in need be without you? To all volunteers and their supportive family and friends – Congratulations on work well done!

I also want to acknowledge the Editor – Matt and the Midweek team with a special Happy Festive season wishes and thank you for your support.

Our office will be closed from 17th December 2021 for annual Holiday leave and will re-open on Tuesday 18th January 2022. Be safe everyone and see you next year with some more exciting & new opportunities.

Thank you from

Marie – Manager, Wendy – Administrator and the VNP Trust Board

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39 days ago
47 days ago

Oxfam Trailwalker 2022 New Plymouth Event

Wendy Richards from Volunteering New Plymouth

Volunteers needed for Oxfam Trailwalker 2022!
Oxfam Trailwalker (March 26 – 27) is the ultimate team challenge event that changes lives one step at a time. We simply could not run Oxfam Trailwalker without the help of our awesome volunteers.
By volunteering at Oxfam Trailwalker, your contribution… View more
Volunteers needed for Oxfam Trailwalker 2022!
Oxfam Trailwalker (March 26 – 27) is the ultimate team challenge event that changes lives one step at a time. We simply could not run Oxfam Trailwalker without the help of our awesome volunteers.
By volunteering at Oxfam Trailwalker, your contribution helps raise funds for Oxfam’s programmes that keep girls in school, improve water and sanitation and create a just and sustainable world, now and for future generations.

If you’re not ready to walk 50km or 100km, volunteering is an excellent way to be a part of Oxfam Trailwalker and help our mission to end the injustice of poverty. You will be making a difference, helping out at Oxfam Aotearoa’s biggest fundraising event, supporting more than 1,200 participants to reach the finish line. At the same time, you’ll meet new people, enjoy the beauty of the Taranaki region and be part of the team that is behind this huge outdoor event!

We are looking to fill a range of positions during the event weekend 25-27 March 2022.

Key roles:
• Registration support
• Courier
• Trail Marshal
• Finish Line Chute Crew
• Finish Line Team Caller
• Finish Line MC Assistant

In return you will receive an Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteer gift pack, a volunteer certificate and the amazing and inspiring experience of being part of the largest team challenge in New Zealand!
If putting a smile on others’ faces spending a day outdoors and helping at an event with a purpose sounds like you, then sign up to be an Oxfam Trailwalker Volunteer today!
You choose what you would like to do, and for how long! Have any questions? Check out our website for more information at oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz... or send an email to the Oxfam team (otwvolunteer@oxfam.org.nz) or call us on 0800 600 700.

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