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Celebrating Volunteering

Celebrating Volunteering


National Volunteer Week (15-21 June) will be marked in Christchurch with a full day celebration of volunteering on Wednesday 18 June, in the Civic Offices, Worcester Boulevard.

The day will start at 10am with the presentation by the Mayor, Hon. Lianne Dalziel, of Volunteer Recognition Awards. Twenty individuals and groups who have made amazing contributions to our community will be honoured, and there will be some surprises among them.

From 11.30am until 4.30pm there will be a programme of speakers addressing various aspects of volunteering (see attached), as well as interactive displays from a variety of local organisations which involve volunteers.

Everyone is welcome to join Volunteering Canterbury for this exceptional free event.

Date: Wednesday 18 June 2014

Venue: Function Room, 1st

10.00am Volunteer Recognition Awards

Guest Speaker:

Mayor of Christchurch, Hon. Lianne Dalziel:

“The Importance of Volunteers to our City”

11.30am Sally Airey, Education and Outreach Co-ordinator, Gap Filler:

“Volunteers in a Transitional City”

12.00 noon Karolin Potter, Community Board Member Spreydon/Heathcote, previously employed by the Human Rights Commission for 14 years:

“A successful organisation looks like the community it serves:

inclusivity and diversity in volunteering”

12.30pm Mastura Abd Rahman, Manager of Diversity Support, Hagley Community College:

“The Generosity of Spirit at Hagley”

1.00pm Ken Howat, Community Recreation Advisor, Christchurch City Council:

“Community Development Approach to Great Events”

1.30pm Hamish Galloway, Senior Pastor, Hope Presbyterian:

“Faith Based Volunteering”

2.00pm Rebecca Ogle, Visitor Services and Guides Supervisor, Christchurch Art Gallery:

“Connecting People with Art”

2.30pm James Ridpath, Trust Manager, Youth Alive Trust:

“Typical Lazy Teenager? I don’t think so!”

3.00pm Jon Derry, Sport Capability Advisor, Sport Canterbury:

“Championing our Volunteers in Sport”

3.30pm Lisa Cowie, Community Programmes Manager, St John SI

Region:

“Volunteering for an Emergency”

4.00pm Malcolm Hudson, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers:

“Being a Responsible Corporate”

ends

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