03 March 2004
Wellington: New Zealand would NOT be the great place to live that it is today if we didn’t have volunteers
From birth to death -- through baby care, playcentre, kindergarten, school, sport, hobbies, health and welfare, parks and reserves, museums and galleries -- volunteers impact on our lives.
Across New Zealand, Volunteer Awareness Week will be celebrated from 7 March until 13 March, an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution volunteers make to communities and lives.
Nine volunteer centres around Aotearoa, New Zealand and several organizations will celebrate in their own unique way.
New Zealanders are urged to contact their nearest volunteer centre and organization to participate in activities in their area.
Volunteer Awareness Week is an opportunity to stop and consider the impact volunteers have on daily lives. Communities rely on the effort of volunteers to function, help out in kitchen and cleaning duties, maintenance and care of grounds and buildings and service delivery for health and mroe.
"(Volunteers) make our lives run smoothly," said Alison Marshall, chair of Volunteering New Zealand.
Source: Scoop News Agent