People and communities prospering through volunteering.
To enable the successful engagement of volunteers by not-for-profit organisations, and promote the benefits of volunteering to people and communities.
Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service with a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
work done of one's own free will, unpaid, for the common good
Volunteering Canterbury offers the following services:
Volunteer Hours Donated in 2020
Alison is responsible for the bits that keep the office ticking – grant applications, finances, strategic planning, and keeping updated with trends to support the direction of the organisation to meet the needs of those we support in the community. Alison is in the office Monday to Thursday.
Tammy coordinates community projects such as Family Volunteering Days, Volunteer Surveys and our quarterly Volunteer Newsletter. She helps to run our Facebook page, and keeps our website up to date, gathering Volunteer stories, photos, news and resources to share. Tammy is in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Glenda is the “face” of Volunteering Canterbury. She is often out and about presenting to groups, organisations, schools or businesses, advocating for volunteering. She also manages our Group Volunteering programme, and our unique Tautoko Network support group, as well as coordinating Student Volunteer Expos, and other community events. Glenda is in the office Monday to Friday.
Mary Ellen is our amazing office volunteer! She has been supporting Volunteering Canterbury for many years now, and helps to keep things ticking over smoothly. She is the primary contact for anyone who ‘drops in’ to the office, and is available by appointment to help volunteers register and find volunteering opportunities. Mary Ellen is in the office on Mondays.
Our Kaumatua is Aunty Kiwa Hutchen.
What an awesome organisation! We have had an overwhelming response to our VolCan posting and continue to have volunteers coming to us via word of mouth and our website. We, at City Harvest, have been quite humbled at the response of the Community in their willingness to be part of the organisation. And we have fabulous volunteers. Absolutely amazing.
You should indeed be proud of the Expo, it had an energy and vitality that was infectious. We had 40 students register their interest and will work through contacting them over the next week. That is at the very least 40 more women that know about Dress for Success. Thanks so much for all your work.
Dress for Success