Wānaka Sun       

Volunteering Central appoints new connections coordinator

Posted at 6:16am Thursday 05 Sep, 2019 | By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Volunteering Central is welcoming a new connections coordinator to help support and connect the community with local volunteer work opportunities. Kirsty Miles, who has been a volunteer worker since she was a teenager, joins Volunteering Central's Gillian White to help ensure that ‘anyone who wants to volunteer can connect with an organisation that sparks their passion, and that organisations seeking volunteers are supported in their mission.'

Volunteering Central works across the Central Otago Lakes region and promotes, supports and strengthens volunteering as well as manages an online database of volunteering roles.

“Having spent the past three years living in Queenstown, my sense of belonging in the community was definitely enhanced when I started voluntarily running the Wakatipu Girl Guides in 2016; which I still love,” said Miles. “I have a genuine interest and passion [for] people and the local community, so I am really excited about using my skills and energy to help develop Volunteering Central to reach its full potential."

Miles added, “Our volunteer interviews are really useful for people new to the area or those trying out volunteering for the first time. There are so many options for people to get involved with; it can be a little overwhelming so we chat to individuals and find out about their skills, interests and motivations and help them find a role that suits them.”

For more information, email Miles or White on hello@volunteeringcentral.org.nz.

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