Volunteering Across the Community

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“People often simply don’t realise the breadth of volunteering in our community”, Glenda Martin, Volunteering Canterbury’s Outreach and Marketing Manager says. The reality is that volunteering plays an integral part…

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Getting Manly

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“Most community organisations are unconsciously geared toward catering for women volunteers”, says Volunteering Canterbury’s Outreach and Marketing Manager, Glenda Martin, and with that comes the risk of alienating a whole…

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Workshops with Rob Jackson

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We are delighted to confirm that Rob Jackson will join us on Friday 24 November and facilitate two workshops, Understanding and Engaging 21st Century Volunteers, and Measuring Volunteering. Rob is…

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Blog Post:
In July we talked a lot about ‘inclusiveness’.  Inclusiveness, in the sense of volunteering, means looking at volunteering programmes and working with organisations to see how their volunteer programmes could be adapted to meet the needs of volunteers who may require it.  Volunteers from different cultures, for example, may need some language assistance; volunteers with physical or mental disabilities may require some assistance accessing information and/or flexibility in their roles and times of volunteering.  What is important is that organisations reflect the communities which they serve.  Does your organisation reflect your community?