Volunteering Celebration

Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury celebrated their 10th year at a function at the Community Lounge, Caroline Bay, Timaru, this evening. President Linda Kenny introduced guest speakers Des Kearns (founding board member), Russell Hendry (Vice-President), Timaru Mayor, Damon Odey, and student volunteer, Sophie Lowen. New Timaru-based co-ordinator for Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury, Louise Billinghurst, introduced the new Community Accounts Service which the organisation will run, with the assistance of new staffer Robyn Valentine. All speakers spoke highly of the efforts of local volunteers.