On 5 December 2017, Volunteering Canterbury hosted a picnic at Avebury House, to celebrate International Volunteers Day.


Our Outreach & Marketing Manager, Glenda Martin, recently attended the IAVE Conference (International Association for Volunteering Effort) in Kuala Lumpur, in November 2017. While there, she gave a very well-received presentation on the Power of Volunteering. She was also able to take in some of the local sights, and visit a centre for at-risk children.


Staff from IAG volunteered at St Vincent de Paul, in November 2017.


On the 5 November 2017, we celebrated International Volunteer Managers’ Day with a visit to the Al Noor Mosque here in Christchurch.


Volunteer Centre Network Assocation (VCNA) Hui, 1 November 2017. Managers from the 17 centres across New Zealand met in Auckland for the annual Hui.

Staff from Fulton Hogan undertook a Group Volunteering day at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, in October 2017.


In September 2017, seven senior students from Christchurch’s Haeata Community Campus took up the helm to serve the weekly community lunch at Delta Community Trust.


120 TOP 10 Holiday Parks’ members gifted 140 hours of voluntary labour to six Christchurch charities, in August 2017.


On 19 June 2017 Volunteering Canterbury held our annual Volunteer Recognition Awards, honouring and celebrating volunteers who made an exceptional contribution to the community. Hosted by Newshubs’ Mike McRoberts, the event took place at the Civic Offices, where twenty-one individuals and three groups of volunteers received Awards.


Visitors to the Volunteering Canterbury office – David Tua in July 2017, and Andrew Little in May 2017.


Staff from Kiwibank undertook a Group Volunteering day planting seedlings, in February 2017.

Kiwibank volunteers in the field