Volunteer Profiles | Arthritis New Zealand

By: Arthritis New Zealand  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Arthritis, Chief Executive

“It’s simple, we couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers” says Sandra Kirby, Chief Executive of Arthritis New Zealand. We want to thank all of those volunteers who have given up their own time to help us.

The week of 19th to 25th June marks the 2011 Volunteer Awareness Week, with the theme ‘Volunteering – Every Minute Counts’ which hopes to highlight that volunteers provide an invaluable contribution to our society and that every minute of their work counts.

Volunteers play a vital role in Arthritis New Zealand.

From running support and exercise groups’ right through to being members of the Governing Body, each role the kind-heartened volunteers plays, is a major part in the success of the charity.

Andrea is a volunteer at Arthritis New Zealand’s National Office in Wellington. Andrea came to Arthritis New Zealand through Volunteer Wellington and enjoys volunteering: “I think it’s a 50/50 for me and Arthritis New Zealand. It is great for me to practice my English and be active while looking for a job.”

“Everyone is so friendly and it’s a great way to meet people while helping the community.”

Andrea is also thinking about helping out during the Arthritis Appeal’s street collection day in September.

“Thank you so much to all of our volunteers, this week is all about you and recognising the fantastic and self-less work you do as a volunteer.” said Ms Kirby.

If you would like to volunteer for Arthritis New Zealand, please call free of charge 0800 663 463.

Volunteer profile: Andrea.

“Everyone is so friendly and it’s a great way to meet people while helping the community.”

Andrea is also thinking about helping out during the Arthritis Appeal’s street collection day in September.

If you would like to volunteer for Arthritis New Zealand, please call free of charge 0800 663 463.

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