Volunteering Waikato Staff

The following people are members of Staff at Volunteering Waikato.


Heather Moore

General Manager
Telephone: 07 839 3191 ext 5
Heather has been the General Manager of Volunteering Waikato since July 2007. Originally from a media background, Heather has worked for the past 20 years in non profit organisations, including six years with Youthline Auckland, and six years as the Director of LifeLine Waikato. In 2009 Heather completed her Graduate Diploma in Not For Profit Management. Heather has a passion for community involvement and volunteering, and her extensive voluntary experience includes being a current Rotarian and member of the Red Cross Waikato Disaster Welfare Support Team, set up following the Canterbury earthquakes to provide support and welfare following a crisis situation.

Lorraine Hooper

Volunteer Co-ordinator
Telephone: 07 839 3191 ext 2
Lorraine came to New Zealand back in 2000 with her family and was impressed at the contribution made by volunteers across all walks of life. Her New Zealand background is in adult education and training, volunteer co-ordination, support and networking with migrant and refugee communities. Lorraine’s volunteering over many years has included school committees, cricket and cycling clubs, 89 Free FM, Kirikiriroa Human Rights Network and Red Cross Refugee Services. Currently she volunteers with Age Concern with the Accredited Visiting Service. Working in the not-for-profit sector gives her the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals who are passionate about people.

Liddy Aislabie

Projects and Events Co-ordinator
Telephone: 07 839 3191 ext 3
Liddy joined the Volunteering Waikato team in February 2011 in the role of Office Administrator. She has a background working in both the community and business sectors, and enjoys being in a role where she makes a difference to our community. When not at work, she can generally be found filling one of her family roles – homework helper, dog walker, taxi driver, and provider of clean clothes and food – and volunteers for the Hamilton Group Riding for the Disabled on Friday just for fun.

Chris Atkinson

Regional Co-ordinator
Telephone: 07 839 3191 ext 4
Chris has worked as Volunteer Co-ordinator for the past 12 years at Waikato Hospital. She moved to Hamilton in 2003 from Rotorua where she was actively involved in the community through the Rotorua Council of Social Services and her role as Educator / Funder for the Sexual Abuse Centre. Chris loves the diversity and passion of the volunteer sector and enjoys the challenge of designing and delivering interactive learning opportunities. When not at work Chris can be found pottering in her garden or assisting Hamilton Chartwell Lions Club with projects in the community.
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