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National Volunteer Week - our shining stars

01 July 2022

Aotearoa recently celebrated National Volunteer Week/Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu between 19-25 June. Our Family Works mentors and Enliven programme volunteers are vital to the work we do, so here we shine a spotlight on just a few of our wonderful Enliven volunteers


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Alannah Campbell

Alannah recently won a Volunteer Recognition Award for her exceptional achievements! She has been volunteering at one of our Enliven Tōtara Clubs for seven years.

Alannah generously volunteers 10.00am-4.00pm, four days per week and is a fantastic support with morning tea and lunch service, as well as helping club members to play games.

Alannah says the best part of volunteering is “meeting other people” and it has positively changed her life

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Wayne McLean

After Wayne attended the Positive Ageing Expo to find out what he could do following retirement, he decided to offer his services as a van assistant for our Enliven day programmes.

As well as volunteering, Wayne's other retirement project is becoming more proficient in playing the saxophone. After some encouragement, he kindly agreed to play a few tunes for our Enliven day programme members. We're very lucky to have Wayne as part of the Enliven team.

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Rosie McLennan

Remarkably, Rosie has been volunteering with Presbyterian Support for 21 years! Whilst visiting our Enliven Harakeke Club she was asked if she'd like to volunteer and hasn’t looked back since.

Rosie says the people are what she enjoys most about volunteering “It’s an enjoyable workspace.” She also said it has helped her to demystify Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Her advice to those thinking of volunteering is “Do it!" She says “There are lots of reasons why volunteers give their time, and those reasons are recognised here at Presbyterian Support."

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