Volunteer Stories2023-05-21T17:19:24+12:00

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Tori Bloomfield

Tori Bloomfield Volunteering experience impressive to employers University of Waikato Bachelor of Science graduate Tori Blomfield took up Volunteering as a hobby in 2013, wanting to make a difference in other people’s lives. Little did she know, her Volunteering experience would later score her a trip to America, a new group of life-long friends, plus a job as an Engineering Geologist at HD Geotechnical. Tori became involved with Volunteering in her final year at St. Paul’s Collegiate School. As part of her responsibilities as a house leader, Tori Volunteered with the Burn Support Group’s fundraising initiatives and [...]

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Miranda Cassidy

Miranda Cassidy Miranda Cassidy is a World Vision Youth Ambassador. She was lucky enough to travel to Jordan to see the Syrian refugee crisis and the impact of the 40 Hour Famine first hand. Miranda has become a voice for the people she met in Jordan and is still continuing her role. Miranda started Volunteering by fundraising for causes she believed in. For her, this was Orange Friday- an initiative which raises money for families where domestic violence is a problem. She then went on to participate in the 40 Hour Famine and from there applied to [...]

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Kent Leung

Kent Leung Growing demand for St Johns Health Shuttle in the Bay of Plenty We recently caught up with Kent Leung, a Volunteer for the St John Health Shuttle, to find out a bit more about the Health Shuttle and the role its Volunteers play in keeping this community service operating. The St John Health Shuttle is a service by donation that transports people to essential medical and health-related appointments and then brings them home again. It is just one of many community services offered by St John throughout the country. In his role as a Volunteer, [...]

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Maeri Meari is heavily involved with the St Vincent De Paul Fullstop Van and Loaves and Fishes. Two very important initiatives dedicated to providing food to children throughout Tauranga who would otherwise go without. She has always been a giving person Volunteering like any mother would at school events, swimming club and Surf Lifesaving carnivals. It wasn’t until she saw a sign advertising full stop in the church bulletin that she got heavily involved in Volunteering. Meari has seen a lot of young people involved with the St Vincent de Paul initiatives. Meari encourages all young people [...]

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