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Enliven wants you!

Enliven wants you!

Volunteer Debbie Mann serves baked goods to residents at Reevedon Home.
Volunteer Debbie Mann serves baked goods to residents at Reevedon Home.

Giving back to your community doesn’t need to involve hours of hard labour. With Enliven, it’s about making friends and having fun.

This week is National Volunteer Awareness Week and Enliven is reminding locals that volunteers of all ages are needed at both Levin Home for War Veterans and Reevedon Home.

Reevedon Home recreation officer Davina Rawiri says Enliven volunteers can give as little or as much time as they wish, on days and times that suit them.

“There are some volunteer roles that require an ongoing regular commitment whilst others are more flexible, and there are so many different ways people can help,” says Davina.

“Our main need for volunteers is companions. Starting as a companion is a great way to build relationships with the residents, and volunteers usually find other ways they’d like to help from there.”

Davina says there is a wide range of volunteer roles including helping with activities and projects such as arts and crafts, activities, gardening, outings, pampering, playing music, driving the home’s van, or simply visiting to chat with the residents.

Reevedon Home’s sister site, Levin Home for War Veterans, is on the look out for a volunteer MC to host their monthly quiz night for the Veterans Arms.

The Veterans Arms is an RSA-style club set up in 2014 by the home’s residents with support from staff.

Joanna Thomson, manager of Levin Home and Reevedon Home, says the help of volunteers is indispensable to staff and residents at the Enliven homes.

“Volunteers truly make a difference. They bring their skills, personalities and energy to the homes and the residents love making new friends,” says Joanna.

“They build friendships and become a part of the Enliven family. We’re always looking for more volunteers to join our team.”

If you want to help make a difference to the lives of residents at Levin Home, located on the corner Prouse and Matai Streets, or Reevedon Home, located at 37 Salisbury Street in Levin, while having fun and making friends at the same time, email support@psc.org.nz or call 0508 TO HELP.

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