Holiday Volunteering

11 Dec 2017 | Articles

Holiday Volunteering

The Volunteering Auckland office will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Friday, 22nd December 2017 to Monday, 15th January 2018.

You are still able to register for the roles that we have listed under Individuals/Opportunities but responses may be somewhat delayed at this time of year.

If you are looking to help out in the community during your holidays some options are:

  • Send some love this Christmas to someone spending it on their own.
  • Contact your local community centre, Community Houses or YMCA to see if you can help out with the School Holiday Programmes that run during school holiday times.
  • Check with a rest home in your area if you could come and visit the elderly to perhaps help with Christmas events, read a book or newspaper, play board games, play the piano, take residents for a walk or perhaps just sit and chat.
  • Get to know your neighbours, bake a cake, mow a lawn or take an elderly person shopping. Christmas can be a lonely time for those with no family, a cuppa and a chat can make someone‚Äôs day.
  • Keep an eye open for abandoned or stray pets in your neighbourhood, check with your local animal shelter to see if you can help. Perhaps you can provide a temporary foster home.
  • Clean up your local stream, park or beach, or get together with like-minded neighbours and plan/start a community garden.

If you have seen any roles on our jobs list, whether an Employee Volunteering project or Individual Volunteer opportunities and would like to speak with someone before proceeding, contact our office when we reopen after the holiday break on 15th January 2018.

Please note: Your online registrations will be automatically processed however appointments will not be scheduled until we return in January. As most Non-Profits will close during this time there may be a delay in responding to your enquiry.

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to your call next year!

Yours in Volunteering!

The Team at Volunteering Auckland

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