Press Release – Rotorua District Council
New Volunteering Guide Launched ROTORUA03.05.13:Rotorua District Councils (RDC) Settlement Support and Citizens Advice Bureau have launched the updated Volunteering Guide to help newcomers settle into the community. RDC Settlement …New Volunteering Guide Launched
ROTORUA 03.05.13: Rotorua District Council’s (RDC) Settlement Support and Citizen’s Advice Bureau have launched the updated Volunteering Guide to help newcomers settle into the community.
RDC Settlement Support coordinator Heather McAllister said the guide was initially produced in 2008 in response to the increasing number of queries they received from migrants about getting involved in the community.
“We’ve gradually been improving the Volunteering Guide each year, adding more information and photos of volunteering opportunities in our community, as well as tips to help people start volunteering. The new guide is now a more polished version than previous years and the information is easier to find.”
Ms McAllister said that while volunteers give their time without getting paid, there are many benefits to volunteering.
“Volunteering gives newcomers the opportunity to meet new people and make local connections, learn new skills, gain useful experience that could be used in the workplace, give others the benefit of their experience, and to practice their English language skills.”
The updated Volunteering Guide is available from Rotorua District Council, Rotorua District Library, and Citizens Advice Bureau. The online version can be viewed at rotoruanz.com/settlement under the ‘Get Involved in the Community’ section.