Here’s To Our Volunteers!

Here's to Our Volunteers!

Our Vision for Neighbourhood Trust is to bring connection, wellbeing and transformation of our community through faith, hope and love. We could not do that without acknowledging all the help, hard work and hours put in from our volunteers.  We’d like to thank: our Neighbourhood News delivery team, our team who volunteer at our Foot Clinics, Strength & Balance classes and other Golden social events, our Community Garden volunteers, our lovely caterers cooking up a storm, all our volunteers who help to pack and deliver kai boxes, our OSCAR volunteers as well as others who give of their time on other initiatives of NHT.Did you know that National Volunteer Week is happening this year from 19th-25th June? Check it out online to read further inspiring stories about how volunteering can enrich your life and your community. You can also share your own volunteer stories and help reshape mahi aroha for the future.

We are looking for volunteers to get involved with our Community Garden Project – and we need your help. We are looking for people to get involved with the initial build of the garden, right through to planting, taking care of the garden, coordinating volunteers, learning skills (attending workshops),.. the list goes on! If you’re keen to volunteer please get in touch with Don by emailing or hop onto our Facebook page @NeighbourhoodTrust and send us a message!

In our next issue of Neighbourhood News due out in May we take some time to celebrate our volunteers further, so keep your eyes out for that!

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteer Neighbourhood News delivery

We have some fun new opportunities for people who would like to use their skills to help our community.

DIY volunteer at Neighbourhood Trust

Whanau Centre renovation skills

We are excited to announce that the previous site for our Pay It Forward shop is in the process of being transformed into a community hub called The Whanau Centre, that the Neighbourhood Trust will operate out of in the heart of Mairehau.

  • We need a plasterer to fix up some damage on an internal wall; and
  • A sign writer to replace our signage with Whanau Centre branding

If you can help with any of these tasks, please contact Don at

Volunteer Neighbourhood News delivery

Neighbourhood News distribution

The Mairehau newsletter has also gone through a transformation. Our revamped Neighbourhood News will be delivered to 3000 households in Mairehau and St Albans in the week beginning 3 August, and we need some help with the logistics of distribution.

We need:

  • 10 people who love walking, to deliver approximately 300 copies of the Neighbourhood News each
  • Someone to coordinate the delivery process, including creating maps, communicating with delivery people and dividing newsletters into delivery bags

Please email Rebecca at if you are interested.

Neighbourhood Trust volunteer Golden exercise leader

Golden exercise leader

We are looking at starting a strength and balance exercise class for our Golden Connection group and are in need of a volunteer leader. There is training run by Active Canterbury on Saturday 22 August, 8:30am – 4:00pm at the North New Brighton Community Centre.

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, please contact Kim at or 355 6522 ext 112.