Kapi-Mana News : June 21st 2011
18 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JUNE 21, 2011 VOLUNTEERING -- EVERY MINUTE COUNTS Volunteering is about giving your time and energy freely. People who volunteer are committed, passionate, have a love for people, the issue, or the location, and want to make a difference. Many people in our city volunteer almost daily in 3812637 an amazing range of activities and locations. "Volunteering - every minute counts" is the theme for 2011 Volunteer Awareness Week. The theme highlights the vital contribution that volunteers provide to society and that every minute of their work counts -- no matter how small, it all counts. Many organisations design their volunteer programmes so it enables everyone, even the busiest, to have the opportunity to volunteer. The work of volunteers in Porirua enhances the city in many ways. To celebrate Volunteer Awareness Week, we asked a wide range of groups if we could have photographs taken of their volunteers -- the results by volunteer photographer, Shaun Waugh, are below and show some of the many people and organisations who make a significant voluntary contribution to Porirua City and is a major reason why we are an International Liveable Community. These photos and many more will be showing on screens at Pataka during the week. PORIRUA LANGUAGE PROJECT WHITFORD BROWN COMMUNITY TRUST The Project aims to provide adult learning in literacy skills and English as a second language to meet the need of our multi-cultural community. Their free services include one-on- one tutoring, weekly classes, and vehicle learner licence classes and are available to New Zealanders and migrants. The Trust provides a day centre for people who have a disability, where a wide range of programmes are offered to enhance community living. Community participation is an important aspect of their work. MANA RECOVERY Mana Recovery provides opportunities for folk to develop their social and work-related skills in work based environments that focus on resource recovery, recycling and sustainable living. Its vision is to provide social and employment outcomes for people with mental health needs in the Porirua and Wellington region, through business partnerships which help our environment and support our community.
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