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NOVEMBER 2012 Newsletter

Interns as Volunteers
Open to all Not For Profits in our region. Come and discover what IPC has to offer...

IPC Tertiary Institute and Volunteer Resource Centre wish to extend an invitation to you toattend an After 5 business function promoting the benefits of hosting IPC degree internship students.

Date: Wednesday, 21st November, 2012
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: IPC Library, 57 Aokautere Drive, Fitzherbert

This is the perfect opportunity for you to find out how you could host a New Zealand or international student in the Degree Internship Programme. You would provide professional experience to tertiary students and enrich the academic and practical aspects of their overseas study in mutually beneficial ways.

IPC student interns are confident and proficient cross-cultural communicators who aim to exceed employers' expectations and who often possess valuable international connections with business and community aid organisations.

For catering purposes, could you please RSVP by Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 to or ph. (06) 354 0922.

We look forward to welcoming you to the After 5 business function on November 21st, 2012.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Wayne L Edwards OBE
IPC President


Thanks to everyone who was involved in the Awesome Awapuni event. We had a great time, and collected a number of fabulous hand prints to use on banners and gazebo which we are planning to purchase. You can see these at some of our upcoming events!!! Please come along and join in the fun!

Upcoming Events

We all have events that need promoting from time to time - so remember to list them with us too!
International Volunteer Managers Day &
Organisational Speed Dating

5th November

World Cafe
13th November

IPC Interns as Volunteers
21st November

REACH Roslyn
24th November
I did promise to try & keep you updated with our Stats! So, here is another sneak peak at where we are at!
Registered Organisations = 45
New this month = 1
Active Volunteers = 203
Active Roles = 66
New this month = 12
Out matches are only successful if both sides fit well together – therefore we really appreciate any feedback you can provide to us around those who we send your way! We will be instigating a new process around feedback shortly to help us establish how we can improve what we are doing for you!
New Members!
More enquiries have been received this past month from a great range of potential new members!
We welcome Manawatu Cancer Society to our membership ranks!

A Hello from the Volunteer Resource Centre
It has been a very busy few months for the Volunteer Recource Centre and we have more exciting activities coming up. We look forward to seeing you at some of our events, and encourage you to get involved. We will be at REACH Roslyn on the 24th November and welcome your assistance at our Handprinting stall even if for an hour or two. We also have some opportunities coming up shortly based at the local branch libraries. If you or someone you know has a spare few hours on a regular basis, you could assist us or one of our members in one of these roles!

Method of Public Participation

This question is commonly asked by funding organisations as part of the funding application process.
Why do they ask it? They want to know that you, as a community organisation, understand:
  •  why you exist,
  •  who your customers are and what they need, and
  •  how to engage with your customers and the community
to make sure your service meets those needs.

Palmerston North City Council and Community Services Council are pleased to bring you an opportunity to learn
Method of Public Participation
… an effective technique for structuring community consultation and participation for a range of purposes, situations and sizes of groups.
Led by Anne Pattillo, of Pattillo you’ll learn how to implement this methodology and format, to help you get the most out of your consultation activities. So that when it comes to answering those fundamental questions about who your orgnanisation is, and what you are about, you can put your best foot forward with the confidence of knowing your community is right behind you.
This FREE training opportunity is brought to you by Palmerston North City Council and Palmerston North Community Services Council
WHERE: Community House
WHEN: Tuesday 13 Nov 2012
12.15pm – 2.00pm
Refreshments Provided @11.45am
RSVP: by Friday 2 Nov 2012

Media Opportunities abound!!!
Palmerston North Community Services Council and us the Volunteer Resource Centre have come together to create an exciting media opportunity for all our members in association with The Guardian newspaper!

We have a number of student writers, photographers and even editors to put together these fabulous articles! We have given our writers the opportunity to select who they would like to interview, and will begin our schedule based on this. However, if you have an event or activity which we can help promote through these article please get in contact and we will do our best to add you to the schedule at an appropriate time.

Our agreement is to publish on a fortnightly basis, and we have the opportunity to publish logos and photos along with the articles where possible.
We at Volunteer Resource Centre also have our weekly radio show on Access Manawatu and we welcome you to join us on the show! Please make contact if you would like to be involved in either the Radio show or The Guardian articles.
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