This week is Volunteer Awareness Week. Volunteering by youth will be highlighted. Pauline Harper of Volunteer Wellington says “Young people are quick to catch on to the opportunities that volunteering gives from a career development perspective, as well as seeing it as being good fun”
Students at Victoria volunteer in a wide range of community roles and within the University. The Victoria Plus Award recognises those students who make a significant contribution to volunteering. Volunteering helps develop leadership, social responsibility and employability skills.
Some suggestions for enquiries about how you can get involved in volunteering are:
Cancer Society (phone Ann Hodson 04 3890050); Youthline (contact 04 8016924); IHC (phone 0800 442442); Wellington Hospital (Trish Lee 04 918 5710); Citizens Advice Bureau (0800 367222); SPCA Wellington; Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind (04 380 2145); Refugee Services (04 381 5266)………………. and many more
For full information on opportunities in Wellington contact Volunteer Wellington 04 4994570