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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, JUNE 15, 2013
RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS NOW
WE NEED YOU!
The New Zealand Fire Service plays a major role in providing an emergency response to New Zealand
communities. Most of these communities depend on volunteers for their every day fire protection.
Men and women from many walks of life are volunteer firefighters. Volunteers include the self-employed,
mothers at home, shift workers, people looking for work, tradespeople and professionals.
They are all people who care about their communities and want to be actively involved in them.
Volunteer brigades also look for support from people who are not interested in being
firefighters. We need people for:
• administration • fire safety promotional work • ground • station • equipment maintenance
For more information about becoming a volunteer firefighter, please contact:
JOIN YOUR LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS FOR:
• SKILLS • COMMUNITY • MATES • RECOGNITION • TRAINING
volunteenfre.org.nz Ph 03 313 0481 5437527AA
THE DARNLEY CLUB
SAY "THANKS" TO THE VOLUNTEERS
(Day care for the Elderly)
A non profitable organisation -- run by volunteers
Waged staff: One Coordinator. One Activities Officer. Two Cooks
The Darnley Club offers support to carers by looking after their loved one for the day.
We offer Transport, Nutritious meals.
A full programme of physical games and
games to keep our minds active.
VOLUNTEER STAFF ENSURE THE
DARNLEY CLUB IS A FUN AND
SAFE PLACE TO BE.
For further information please contact Chris or Tania (327 5934) or you will find us at 24 Sewell Street, Kaiapoi. Call in and visit.
Ph. (03) 311 8901
would like to thank
the many volunteers
who are making a
difference in our
Rangiora Salvation Army would like
to thank all their volunteers who give
up their time to help others.
12 Ashley Street, Rangiora
Ph 313 2370
Family store located at
15 Albert Street, Rangiora
Ph 313 6947
Many groups search for helpers
Enriching life: Residents can enjoy a drive, a trip to a cafe´ and supermarket and, most importantly,
company, thanks to Presbyterian Support volunteers.
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support for people of all ages.
Those volunteers who have had experience
of mental health issues can model living with
wellbeing in the community.
HomeShare supports older people living in
their home community, inviting small groups
of people (2-4) into a host's private home for
a day a week. It offers a home cooked meal,
companionship and activities. Presbyterian
Support offers other options and relies upon a
team of volunteers to sustain them.
The Kaiapoi District Senior Citizens and
Friends Daycentre, known as The Darnley
Club, Daycare for the Elderly, has the aim of
providing quality care for elderly folk living
alone in the community, and those living with
family or other carers, and importantly
provides the carers with a few hours' time for
themselves. The centre started in 1991,
operating one day a week in rooms provided
by the Kaiapoi Working Men's Club.
It has since grown, moving into the Kaiapoi
Community Services building in 1997, where it
has its own rooms including a fully equipped
kitchen. The centre is now open five days a
week Monday to Friday 8.30am till 3pm.
Elderly folk are picked up each morning
from Ohoka , Swanannoa, Woodend, Pines
Beach, Belfast and Kaiapoi, and taken home
A home-baked morning tea and a nutritious
cooked midday meal is provided, as well as
Elderly folk enjoy a relaxing day of
companionship and laughter, in a warm and
caring environment, taking part in the many
activities such as craft, games, physiotherapy
exercises, outings and quizzes and enjoy
The centre is staffed by volunteers and
Kaiapoi Community Support is a
community organisation which runs courses
and workshops, helps to start groups and
offers many services to the community, based
on identified needs: free legal advice, free
budget advice, school holiday programmes,
food bank, counsellor, youth worker, social
worker, Nurse Maude base, local and general
information and resource material. Like other
volunteer services the organisation is
dependent upon the goodwill and time of
community members who have the drive and
compassion to help others.
Too often, because of the nature of these
volunteers, they shy away from the limelight
because the reward for them lies in the impact
they have on the lives of those less fortunate.
Waimakariri District Libraries. Volunteers
work in a range of areas, often surprising, and
we are in danger of sometimes taking them
for granted as they are often just a little bit
Phillippa Ashbey, district libraries manager,
points out that they have:
70 volunteers who shelve books at the
Rangiora and Oxford Libraries.
12 who deliver books to housebound
customers and to rest homes.
two who help by mending books.
Secondary school age students doing
30 have volunteered for 10 years or more.
one person has delivered books to
Holmwood Rest home in Rangiora for more
than 25 years.
There was a significant volunteer shelving
crew at the Kaiapoi Library before the
earthquakes, who do not currently have a role
at the Kaiapoi Temporary Library.
''We would love them to come back when
we open the new library in Kaiapoi at the end
of 2014,'' Phillippa says.
And the rest?
As I mentioned in the beginning, there are too
many organisations to give full credit to here.
Try the Salvation Army (we are all familiar with
their work), a variety of arts, crafts and hobby
groups, clubs, societies and cultural groups,
the growing value of churches such as the
Baptist Church with its outreach to the
community and a great many community
support and service groups.
They are all driven by a volunteer ethos, the
desire to help others without being concerned
with any reward.
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