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Volunteers Update May 2013


Database Changes and updates...


Hello and Welcome to our many new volunteers!

We thought it was time to let you know what has been happening in the office recently!

We have been working hard to make our database processes simpler, faster and easier to use to enable you all to be notified faster and more often of suitable roles available to you!

We will soon be sending out your records to you for checking and corrections too – to ensure you are receiving jobs that are of interest to you!
You can of course at any time request your records be amended, edited or deactivated. Just contact us on info@vrcmanawatu.org.nz, or phone 06 354 6027 or pop in and see us!

We have additional training coming up – see below for posters and registration dates.

And if you wish to share this email there is a link below! We are always keen to hear from people who are keen to begin their volunteering journeys and we would love to help! We are regularly seeking a variety of skills and backgrounds to help fill roles, and assist in providing diversity within our member organisations!

We have a number of short-term or one off roles coming up - see further on for more details or pop on to our website...

Registration forms can be downloaded from here

Norelle Ward
Centre Manager
Upcoming FREE Training

PNCSC and VRC are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in some free training seminars!

1) Introduction to Governance - if you have never been on a board, and would like to know more about what it actually means, this is for you!
Thursday 23rd May 9.30-12.30.

2) Office Holders workshops - for those of you who might like (or who have taken on) a role as an office holder, but want to know more about what it means, here is your chance!
Thursday 30 May
Chairperson = 9-11am
Treasurer = 11.30-1.30pm
Secretary = 2-4pm


Remember these workshops are all free, but you must register as numbers are limited to ensure you get the most from them!
Contact us to confirm you place!

The VRC & Supergrans are sharing a site at the Palmerston North Women's Lifestyle Expo next weekend - 11/12 May.
If you would like to assist us in the stall please contact us ASAP so we can slot you into the roster. You will get free entry to the event and time to look around, along with information on the VRC and Supergrans Manawatu. We would appreciate 2-3 hours if you can give it. And remember Sunday is Mother's Day so guys you could take a shift and let the mums stay home with the kids!
Remember, if you wish to be removed from our database, just let us know. You can Unsubscribe (below) from the mailing list, however this will not remove you from the Database. If you wish to have your record deactivated please Contact Us, with your Full name , requesting to be Deactivated.

Volunteer Opportunities

Ref: #00042
Role: Refugee Volunteer Support Worker

Description: Volunteer Support Workers, work in teams and help a former refugee family settle in the local area. They help this family enrol in local services (GP, schools, language classes) in addition to this they also encourage community intergration as well as buying essential furniture for the home. It is not necessary to own a car though it is preferred.
Preference to have lived in NZ for at least 12 months and complete training course.

Next training dates
Wednesday 8th May 5.30-8.30pm
Wednesday 15th May 5.30-8.30pm
Saturday 18th May 9am-4pm
Thursday 23rd May 5.30-8.30pmHours: Up to 8 hours a week in the first 4 weeks then 2 hours a week after that. minimum six month commitment required

Ref: #00103
Role: Pool Attendant

Description: Assistance with dressing/Undressing clients when using Hospital Rehab Pool. Assistance entering & exiting the Pool. Hours: 11am -1pm Mon &/or Wed's. Skills: Ideally a health related background but not essential

Ref: #00185
Role: Annual Street Collection

Description: Street appeal for local organisation - 17 May 2013 - various locations, in PN, Levin & Feilding. Hours: 9-6pm (any hours you can give on a roster). Various locations around PN, Levin & Feilding. Skills: Honesty

Ref: #00184
Role: Housekeeping

Description: Cleaning of patient and communal areas of facility, daily from 9-11.30 - on roster. All training and equipment supplied. Hours: 9-11.30 daily - on roster Skills: Willingness to help, following instruction.

Ref: #00181
Role: Annual Street Appeal

Description: To promote and support a national organisations local branch during their street appeal.
To be placed at a location and collection from people as they pass by, in a friendly and welcoming manner.
Hours: Any hours by roster to fit the following:
Thursday 9th May 2013 2.00pm to 7.00pm at Supermarkets.
Friday 10th May Central City 11.00am to 3.00pm.
Saturday 11th May Supermarkets 10.00am to 2.00pm.

Ref: #00178
Role: Street Collectors

Description: Street Collection for local youth focused organisation, in & around the CBD and other locations as assigned.
Buckets etc will be provided, Collections will be done in pairs. Friendly welcoming manner. Hours: 9th May - 1-2 hour shifts (or longer) by arrangement between 11-5, in CBD. Skills: Friendly welcoming manner. Honest

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