Would you like to support a former refugee family as they make a new life here in Nelson? Learn their culture, make new friends, and make a difference. The next Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteer training course starts August 4th. For more information contact us at [email protected] or call 546-5012
Are you working alongside an exceptional volunteer who you feel serves our community in ways that go beyond expectation? Volunteer Nelson would like to hear from you by 5 June!
The Car Company are generously sponsoring our Community Champion volunteering awards this year. To celebrate National Volunteer Week (16-22 June 2019), we are inviting volunteer involving organisations to nominate an exceptional volunteer on their teams to receive one of four The Car Company Community Champions awards. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday 5 June! Nominate your volunteers by completing our online nomination form.
Volunteer Nelson and The Car Company will award the four community champions during National Volunteer Week or shortly thereafter. The ceremony will include handing each winner a certificate of appreciation, a Volunteer New Zealand badge, a cake and other goodies.
We know the selection is a very difficult process as there are so many volunteering champions in our community, and there will be more opportunities during the year to nominate exceptional volunteers.
National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. This year’s theme is “Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together”. Volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action weave people and communities together. Now more than ever, as a volunteering community we commit to manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga. We commit to caring, and to building meaningful, enduring and inclusive relationships across our differences, and to make space for diverse voices.
Join us this National Volunteer Week to stand together in our differences and choose to connect. We look forward to announcing the winning nominations!