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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

Open Day – Te Korowai Trust and Nelson Bays Police – 21 September

Do you know where to go to get the support you need?
Te Korowai Trust and Nelson Bays Police are working together to help people all ages to access health, social support and road safety services.
This free event is being held at the Annesbrook Church in Stoke to make people aware of what services and support is available and how to get assistance.
This will be on the Thursday 21st September from 10am-2pm.
It will be a fun day with lots of giveaways and free food.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

Volunteer Driver Mentors needed for the Red Cross Former Refugee Driver Training Programme – February 2017

Are you interested in helping someone get their Restricted Licence? We need 20 Volunteers to start in February 2017. The work is highly rewarding and stimulating.  Achieving a restricted driver’s licence greatly improves a person’s employment and training opportunities as well as giving them greater ability to contribute to their family and the community. Mentors must be at least 20 years old and have held a current full car driver …Read More

Nelson Connects

Volunteer Nelson has started a new volunteering programme that is aimed at those who are sixty plus in age. Frequently those in this age group are moving towards retirement or may have already retired from paid work. This is an excellent time to become involved in volunteering. The Nelson Tasman region has the fastest growth of people who are sixty plus as many are attracted to the region. This presents …Read More

Supported Volunteering Programme

Many people with a disability encounter the same barriers when seeking a volunteering opportunity as when seeking paid employment. They are then denied the benefits of volunteering which includes personal development, meeting new people and participating in the community. People with a disability are at high risk of social isolation which can be damaging to mental and physical health, ultimately eroding any sense of wellbeing. Volunteer Nelson has launched a …Read More

Pasifika Education Fono

Saturday 15 October 2016 10am – 3pm at the Saxton Stadium Pavilion An opportunity for Pasifika students and their families to learn more about the education system and the pathways to employment that education can offer. Delivered and translated into Pasifika languages. Free to attend and free lunch provided. For any further information, please contact Scott Tambisari, scott@nelsonpasifika.org.nz facebook.com/NelsonTasmanPasifika