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Volunteers hear from the top for Volunteer Week


Volunteers hear from the top at the start of Volunteers Week


Many community groups and organizations could not function if it wasn’t for their volunteers and it’s important their work is valued and recognized.

Presbyterian Support has around 50 volunteers working from centres in Nelson and Blenheim providing a variety of positive ageing services for older people living in the community, and counseling and education services for youth children and families.

To coincide with the start of Volunteer Awareness Week the CEO of Presbyterian Support Services, Vaughan Milner is to visit Nelson to meet with the local volunteers.
Volunteer Coordinator in Nelson, Frances Rae, says his visit is a great opportunity to highlight volunteering and the range of volunteering roles there are within the organization.

“Vaughan Milner will acknowledge Presbyterian Support’s long standing support to our volunteers and address some of the issues and demands that volunteers face,” says Frances. “For instance with rising costs many people are reluctant to volunteer if they have to pay for their own fuel, however Presbyterian Support and the Alzheimers Society will reimburse drivers and the volunteers use our vehicles.”

Presbyterian Support welcomes any enquiries regarding volunteering as a driver or with Harakeke Nelson, which provides a day programme for people experiencing dementia.

Vaughan Milner is speaking at 1.30pm on 16 June at the Presbyterian Support Nelson Centre, 360 Annesbrook Drive. The media are invited to attend.


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