This week is Student Volunteer Week so we're shining the spotlight on a few local young volunteers. First up is Koko, an invaluable member of the Volunteer Marlborough team. We've introduced Koko before but we wanted to ask a few more questions to give you a better idea of what she does and why she does it...
How old are you? 11 years old
What do you do when you volunteer? So far for my volunteering, I have been a promotional assistant for Volunteer Marlborough. I have handed out flyers and also delivered posters to local businesses
What is your favourite part? Getting outside and getting exercise while I do my job
Why did you start volunteering? I started volunteering as it is a part of my MP (maximising potential) challenge at Bohally intermediate.
How do you feel your volunteer work impacts the Marlborough community? I feel that my work informs the community about Volunteer Marlborough and the many ways that they can become volunteers.
Has volunteering given you an opportunity to learn anything or gain new skills? I have learnt about volunteering and what it means. I have also become more confident when delivering the posters and talking to the public.
What do you do when you’re not volunteering? When I am not volunteering, I am at school or doing sports and homework. I also love reading.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about starting volunteering? I would say volunteering is great fun and it is very rewarding, and you can do anything you like!
Any recommendations please?
Kia ora Canterbury, it's time to dust off that old camera, get out and about and show the rest of your neighbours your favourite, treasured spots in your region. It could be an awesome view, the shy wildlife or even the old buildings that are wanting their stories to be told.
Go ahead, get snapping and illustrate what's beyond your backyard.
Post your photographs in the comments below ⬇
Many people know that Volunteer Marlborough recruits volunteers, but you may not know what else we do. Basically, we support volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations, groups, and projects around Marlborough. This means we run training workshops, organise a community awards function, provide mentoring, promote volunteer opportunities, share resources, provide networking opportunities, and advocate for the inclusion of all volunteers.
For more information, visit our website (www.volunteermarlborough.org.nz...) or get in contact with a member of our team: message us via social media, call/txt 021478330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to check out available volunteering opportunities, marl.volunteermatch.org.nz...