Volunteering by youth will be highlighted during volunteer awareness week2009. The week is a great opportunity to promote and celebrate volunteering and the wide range of volunteering roles available within the community. It also encourages first timer to give volunteering a go.

Volunteer Wellington is organising several events through three offices:

1. Volunteer Porirua in partnership with Community Development Unit Porirua City Council is holding a forum entitled Working well with youth volunteers which at 9.30am- 12 midday on Friday 19 June 2009 in Te Rauparaha Arena Meeting Room, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua.

2. Volunteer Hutt is organising a forum in partnership with Community Development Hutt City Council called Getting your message across, sellling your story in the media for free. When: 10 am-12.30pm Wednesday 17 June Where: St John’s Hall, 47 Collingwood St Waterloo, Lower Hutt.

3. Volunteer Wellington in partnership with Nikau Foundation is celebrating the finale of the 2009 Corporate Challenge. When:5.50pm to 7.30pm Thursday 18 June. Where: The Exchange in KPMG’S Wellington premises, Level 9, 10 Customhouse Quay, Wellington.

The DominonPost is also running a supplement page in association with Volunteer Wellington on Tuesday 16 June. Stories about volunteering and community promotional notices will fill the page.

For more information you can check out http://www.volunteeringnz.org.nz or ring Volunteering NewZealand on 384 3636

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