Speech: Trustpower National Community Awards
I have had the most wonderful day, immersed in the stories of extraordinary members of our community. This has been a day where we have been impressed by a cast of heroes, champions, angels, mayors and superstars all disguised as ordinary people. It has been a day where organisations have demonstrated that they live to serve - to serve with compassion, with respect, and with absolute dedication. Visit site
IHC seeks young volunteers
Karen Roberts, National Manager of Volunteering, says IHC
is putting its focus on youth over the next year. She says young people with intellectual disabilities want to be like every other young person. In the meantime, though, all the work of its hundreds of volunteers is to be acknowledged with special events on 5 December, International Volunteer Day.
See also the New Zealand IVD blog: http://ivd2008.blogspot.com/
Australasian Association of Volunteer Administrators (AAVA)
AAVA is a professional association for individuals across all sections of the community who are involved with managing volunteer programs within the Australasian region, including Australia and New Zealand. AAVA is concerned with 'building the sector' through the support, encouragement and recognition of people involved in leading volunteer programs. Visit site