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Volly Voices

Marie and Graham bring you Volly Voices. Bringing you information about the not-for-profit or for-purpose sector.

Airing time: Sundays at 2pm

Marie Riordan, manager of Volunteering New Plymouth and Graham Ault bring you Volly Voices. Bringing you information about the not-for-profit or for-purpose sector. They will be hosting representatives from community organisations, groups and clubs within the community, and from time to time, people who volunteer within our community. We will also be announcing information about the latest roles available.

If you are interested in any of the roles or information you hear on the show, please contact Volunteering New Plymouth on 06 758 8986 or email admin@volunteeringnewplymouth,nz or find our website

Sponsored by Volunteering New Plymouth Trust.

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WISE Projects

Petunia and Jenna of WISE (Waitara Initiatives Supporting Employment) share insights into what they are currently doing in the community and how their initiatives have a positive impact on our community.

Marie shares the next training sessions on 3 steps for Life and Fitness Awareness and Stress Awareness - both free!

Duration: 00:28:41 | Date: 26 May, 2024

All Heart Waitara

Deena Coster of Te Ara Hou Charitable Trust All Heart Waitara shares insights about the Waitara Store and the volunteers she is looking to recruit. Marie shares the role that VNP has for this organisation.

Duration: 0:27:46 | Date: 12 February, 2024

St Vincent de Paul

Kevin Hartfield, one of the coordinators of St Vincent de Paul shares insights into all the projects that the local conference is involved with.

Marie then shares information on Volunteer Recognition Awards which is being held on June 15th and calling on nominations which close on May 3rd.

Duration: 00:28:36 | Date: 28 April, 2024

North Taranaki Arts Society

Derek Hughes shares insights into the day-to-day activities of life at the Gables with art. Marie shares the latest roles for volunteers.

Duration: 00:28:46 | Date: 14 April, 2024

Community Patrols

Don Roper of Community Patrols New Plymouth District shares insights about what the do in the community and how they support the police. Marie then shares her current volunteer roles in our community.

Duration: 00:27:38 | Date: 31 March, 2024

What You Can Expect From CAB

John Howes of Citizen's Advice Bureau shares information and insights about what you can expect when contacting them for advice. Marie shares roles for KiwiMan and Oxfam.

Duration: 00:29:47 | Date: 17 March, 2024

Seasons for Growth

Judy Wood, coordinator and trainer of the Seasons for Growth in Taranaki shares information about the programmes and how you can volunteer as a companion.
Marie shares roles for Seasons for Growth companions, Red Cross and St Vincent de Paul.

Duration: 00:27:51 | Date: 3 March, 2024

Multi Ethnic Extravaganza

Natalie, Bevinda & Jack share many aspects of the upcoming Multi Ethnic Extravaganza on March 9th 2024. Sharing also that there is a new aspect of an extra stage for the young ones. The street parade starts this extra special event. Stalls also for food, craft at New Plymouth Racecourse.

Duration: 0:30:5 | Date: 18 February, 2024

Friends From Afar

Michelle Bent, from the group Friends From Afar, shares information and insights about how migrants and residents of the Jean Sandel Retirement Village gather to chat. Marie shares new roles for cruise ship ambassadors and Seasons For Growth small group facilitators.

Duration: 00:28:30 | Date: 4 February, 2024

Jo Weise - The Wheelhouse

Jo Weise - manager at the Wheelhouse talks about what they do to serve the community.

Duration: 00:27:27 | Date: 21 January, 2024

Orchid Society

Robyn Scheliin from Taranaki Orchid Society shares information and insights about the society, how to join, what they do, and about their summer show on January 13th and 14th.

Marie shares new roles for cruise ship ambassadors and Cancer Society - Relay for Life.

Duration: 00:27:46 | Date: 31 December, 2023

Christmas Shoutout Part 2

Christmas show from Volunteering New Plymouth. Graham and Marie share Christmas songs chosen by our volunteers.

Duration: 00:29:57 | Date: 24 December, 2023