Everyone benefits from volunteering their time to non profit or charity organisations.Volunteers are essential to charitable organisations and they would not function without them. Whatever you give, you will receive ten fold in return. It's character building especially for young people and gives everyone a sound purpose in life. It is now an incredibly useful pathway into employment and gaining valuable experience. I know employers who specifically look for volunteer work on CVs as it shows a great deal about the applicant they'd like to employ in their company.
"My grandparents instilled in me that desire to give back to my community, that it was my duty and I would be a better person for it. I like to think they were right."
Sharonn Miller - Pirie
Futures NZ supports
Shama aims to support the development of a truly multi-cultural New Zealand where all women from ethnic minorities would be fully integrated into New Zealand society, to live lives of dignity, free from fear of violence and discrimination, and to be recognised as valuable contributors to their local communities.
For over two years we have been offering Career Development and Employment support to Shama's clients. As we've grown larger we now offer employment consulting where needed.
NEW LIVES ANIMAL RESCUE
New Lives Animal Rescue was founded by ex-SPCA Inspector, Donna Young, in 2014. The aim was to meet the increasing demand for a dedicated service for the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of unwanted and mistreated animals in and around the Waikato region.
Over the past eight years, thousands of animals have had their lives changed by a dedicated team of New Lives volunteers and foster families, and of course by the many adoptive families who have had a New Lives rescue animal join their homes.
SALVATION ARMY - FAMILY STORES
The Hamilton City Salvation Army operates four Family Stores located in: the Central City on Victoria Street, Hamilton East, Five Cross Roads, and Te Rapa. The four stores fill a very real need in the community for low cost clothing, furniture and other household items. Proceeds from these stores fund various Community Ministry operations within The Hamilton City Salvation Army including The Foodbank and Budget Counselling.
The Stores are staffed by a mix of both paid and volunteer staff. Volunteers and staff enjoy the companionship and friendship of working together and often feel it is a second family. There is also a sense of purpose in working for the good of others.