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Nelson Connects is a programme that focuses on people 55 years and over – those that are a decade away from retirement and those who are well into retirement already.

The Nelson Tasman region has a number of attractions that draws people to live here and many people 55+ in age choose to relocate to the region. In fact the Nelson Tasman region has the fastest growth rate of people over the age of sixty. They are often retired or moving towards retirement. This is a great time to become involved in volunteering. Community organisations are highly dependent on the contribution of volunteers to deliver services. Participation in volunteering activities has been shown to be beneficial to the mental and physical health of the volunteer and contributes to an overall sense of wellbeing.

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Sign up as a volunteer

Follow the Sign Up button towards the bottom of this page to create a log in to our volunteer referral software. Once you have signed up you will be able to view a wide variety of volunteering roles. You can then refer yourself any volunteering opportunity that interest you.  As part of the Nelson Connects Volunteering Programme we can help to make community organisations aware of the skills and experience that you can bring.

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The Nelson Tasman area has many wonderful things for over 65’s to get out and do or get involved in. Sometimes the journey to a great day is only one click away.

AgeConnect is a nation-first initiative from Age Concern Nelson Tasman, a local charity committed to supporting older people. AgeConnect was set up in 2017 to help build friendships and community connections for the over 65s across the region. We’re excited to offer a full listing of events and activities for older people, so why not take a browse and find out what’s on offer.

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