Community Events2023-06-15T11:10:56+12:00

Community Events

Making a friendly space for elders in Waihī Beach

Trudy Van Stee is in her happy place - behind the drums at a music afternoon with about 20 members of A Friends Place. She’s surprised to be Volunteering Services’ Volunteer of the Month, but the many older people [...]

Top 10 Star Volunteer: Alf Terry

Introducing Alf Terry, one of the Top 10 Star Volunteers! Alf Terry has been volunteering for Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga Trust (BCSS) for over 14 years. He volunteers in the Chemotherapy Ward at the Tauranga Hospital providing morning [...]

Top 10 Star Volunteer: Ann Treadgold

Congratulations Ann Treadgold, Te Puke Toy Library's long-serving coordinator, committee member and 'Elf in Chief' - and one of the Top 10 Star Volunteers! Here's why Ann's colleague Sarah nominated her: "Years and years of unfazed dedication to keeping [...]

Get to know the neighbours for a safer, friendlier city

Want to get to know your neighbours - and your city - better?Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support is keen to find more volunteer Area Coordinators, and help make the city more friendly, connected and safer. It has about [...]

Top 10 Star Volunteer: Jean Walters

Introducing Jean Walters, a volunteer with Age Concern Tauranga Inc and one of the Top 10 Star Volunteers! In 2009, Jean began volunteering with Age Concern Tauranga's visiting service. Motivated by her mother's experience with loneliness, she started visiting [...]

Top 3 Star Volunteer: John Bothwell

John Bothwell has a hand in most of the volunteering activities in Katikati. He’s just been named as a Volunteering Star by Volunteering Services Bay of Plenty, and received his award at a Katikati Community Breakfast this week. A [...]

Top 3 Star Volunteer: Rubirose Russell

Rubirose Russell of Maketū has already made a start on her chosen career at 14. She’s one of three Volunteering Services Bay of Plenty’s Volunteer Stars for her volunteer work making artistic resources for the early childhood centre at [...]

Top 3 Star Volunteer: Scotty Harvey

Scotty Harvey is a social worker who doesn’t sit behind a desk to talk to his mental health clients. He’s out on the road every day, parked up to talk to anyone who needs his help through UOKBRO NZ. [...]

Top 10 Star Volunteer: Lindi Jones

Meet Lindi Jones, a volunteer with Tauranga Riding for the Disabled for nearly 50 years! Lindi is one of the Top 10 Star Volunteers, she's a real treasure! Here's what Tauranga RDA Equestrian Therapy Centre have to say, "Lindi [...]

Top 10 Star Volunteer: Lindsay Goodin

Introducing Lindsay Goodin, volunteer at Waipuna Hospice depot and one of the Top 10 Star Volunteers! Lindsay brings his 'A' game every week when he volunteers at the @Waipuna Hospice Fraser St depot, using his specialist skills to sort [...]

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