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Child Matters and Community Networks Aotearoa – nationwide roadshow providing presentations to volunteers and volunteering organisation -3 May

Child Matters and Community Networks Aotearoa are jointly delivering a nationwide roadshow providing presentations to volunteers and volunteering organisations.

This roadshow will provide education and information to those in the volunteering and community sectors to assist in understanding roles and responsibilities when engaging with children and provide access to resources to assist in developing safe child protection systems and environments.Read More

Supported Volunteering – Volunteer Nelson

Volunteer Nelson is launching its Supported Volunteering Programme. This is a new initiative which is aimed at those who live with a significant disability who would benefit from participating in a volunteering activity. Volunteer Nelson is currently recruiting volunteers who will partner with the disabled volunteer, the client, as a support volunteer. Disabled people frequently encounter the same barriers when seeking a volunteering opportunity as when seeking paid employment. The role of the support volunteer is to assist in removing these barriers as far as is practicable. In time; it may be possible for the support volunteer to step back and allow the client to continue independently in their role.

An important feature of the Supported Volunteering Programme is that Volunteer Nelson will endeavour to assist the client to find a volunteering opportunity that meets the client’s interest. In so doing the client is able to regain a sense of autonomy. Volunteer Nelson will coordinate the matching of the client and the support volunteer as well as the placement of the client in a volunteer-involving organisation.Read More

One place left on Social Media Workshop Thurs 6th November

First in gets the last spot! – please book through Volunteer Nelson (phone or e-mail)
Social Media Workshop – presented by Johny O’Donnell
1 to 4pm Thursday 6th November 2014.

We are delighted to offer an affordable social media workshop tailored for the community sector, delivered by Gen-Y expert, Johny O’Donnell.

The workshop will not only illustrate why a social media presence is important but how to actually grow one from the ground up. Social media is an invaluable tool to raise awareness of your organisation, assist your fundraising efforts and attract more talented volunteers.Read More

English Language Partners

Training Courses timetable 2014 now available. Click on this link to view the timetable TT Timetable 2014 (1) For more information please contact Ali Morton on 539 4848 or ali.morton@englishlanguage.org.nz


Starts and Finishes at The Results Gym, Kinzett Terrace, bottom end of Trafalgar Street. (Plenty of parking)

Sunday 23 March 2014 12.45p.m. to 4p.m.

BRING yourself your family and a friend, collect your map and passport and have fun walking/, scootering to discover the hidden treasures of your community — People, places, businesses and services.

At 12.45pm we will meet on the bowling green in front of the Results Gym, Kinzett Terrace. Maps and a Passport will be handed out. The Map will show you the route to take and where each station will be located. You receive a stamp on your passport for every station visit.

Stations are a mix of active (make or do something) and passive (answer a question). Each has a unique task for participants to complete.. At each Station you can create, explore, have fun and learn what The Wood has on offer!

We will provide two alternate routes to minimize traffic buildup at any one station.

Stations start and 1p.m. and finish at 3p.m. at Results Gym, followed by a relaxing gathering with something to eat and drink and time for people to mingle and play.

This is a free community event

Please wear suitable footwear and bring a water bottle and sun protection.
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Volunteer Nelson Open Day

Around 50 people visited us for the Volunteer Nelson Open Day. They met the team at our new premises as 83a Buxton Square, and found out more about the services that we provide as well as enjoying some networking and refreshments. The lucky winners of the free raffle are: Karen Driver, Kenn Butler, Anne-Marie Stayner, Lindsay Twiname and Raeoni Thompson.   We’ll get in touch soon to make arrangements for …Read More