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Volunteer Nelson News

Untitled Art Exhibition – Fri 8th to Wed 13th Sept

Look out for this short exhibition, Untitled – Stories of the Unheard, featuring artwork from young people around Nelson Tasman. The exhibition will be held at the Nelson Museum from Friday 8th – Wed 13th September. Keegan Conner and Linda Ly, two of this year’s Volunteer Nelson Young Leader’s came up with the concept for the event in January and have been working together to make it happen. Read at …Read More

Nelson Tasman Youth Summit – 2 August 2017, Trafalgar Pavilion, Nelson

Overview The Nelson Tasman Youth Summit was a chance for young people and those older than 25; youth workers, community organisation members, funders and local government to get together. Volunteering and community engagement was the main topic. We looked at perceptions and how they may create barriers for youth participation and also how to overcome this and find strategies to encourage youth participation. Youth Panel One highlight was the youth …Read More

Young Leaders Win TrustPower Community Award!!

Volunteer Nelson would like to congratulate all Volunteer Nelson Young Leaders and Youth and Community Works, ¬†for the recent win at the prestigious Trustpower Community Awards. The Nelson Tasman Volunteer Nelson Young Leaders took out the 2017 Regional Award in the Education & Child/Youth Development Category. The award came as a surprise and luckily Volunteer Nelson Manager, Gordon Oldfield and Board Member, Soheil Ighani were there to receive it on …Read More

Youth Volunteering Update – April 2017

A new project to strengthen the local youth events scene is about to get underway. This involves event management training and work alongside local industry professionals for 45 young people. There are 30 young people involved in learning about and volunteering with emergency services as part of the Youth in Emergency Services Programmes in Nelson and Tasman. There are a group of 20 Young Leaders who are in the process …Read More