Volunteer Awareness Week Calls for People with Common Interests

It seems that the ongoing Volunteer Awareness Week has caught the attention of people from all walks of life in New Zealand this week. The Volunteering Central set up in Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra and Queenstown has brought a large number of volunteers to lend their services to a wide range of noble causes, irrespective of the time they can donate for the welfare of society.

Funded by the Central Lakes Trust, the Volunteering Central has been set up at the Queenstown Citizens Advice Bureau, the Cromwell Resource Centre and Central Stories in Alexandra. The coordinator of the event, Gillian White, claimed, "Volunteers are getting in touch, organisations are registering their needs and we have made our first matches. It's great seeing locals and visitors getting immersed in their communities”.

As per reports, volunteers would be getting an option to choose among a large number of opportunities across the district, from Coastguard Queenstown active crew, cooking Meals4Mums in Cromwell, befriending people as part of the Central Otago Friendship Network in Alexandra, or being an event runner during the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival. However, volunteers will have to be physically present at the Volunteering Central to share their interest with other members.

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