Kiwis’ giving spirit alive and well
Community and Voluntary Sector
5 December 2012
Kiwis’ giving spirit
alive and well
Whether it’s for sport, kapa haka or
assisting with legal aid at the local community centre, 1.5 million New Zealanders are finding
the time to volunteer, says Labour’s spokesperson for the
Community and Voluntary Sector, Louisa Wall.
International Volunteers Day. It is an opportunity for us to
celebrate and acknowledge the enormous contribution of New
Zealanders who roll up their sleeves and lend a hand to
others in their community.
“No matter what field
Kiwi’s find themselves in they are finding time to give
back to their communities.
“Volunteers in New Zealand
are of such a high calibre that we often mistake them for
professionals. But, whether we are aware of it or not, their
efforts are touching our lives every day.
“Today is our
chance to stop and thank volunteers for their passion and
dedication and the amazing contributions they make to our
“It is also a time to encourage people to
look for organisations and groups that could use some help.
We all have something to offer whether we are time rich, or
“Times are tough for many New Zealanders, but
a huge number of us are still making time for others. That
is the kind of Kiwi spirit we can all be proud of,” Louisa
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