Testimonials

The following are testimonials from Volunteering Waikato’s member organisations…

"The Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust appreciates the excellent work Volunteering Waikato does to find us volunteers for our various events. Always approachable, lots of ideas, practical and solution driven. They take the time to understand our needs. They are a fabulous resource."
 
Karen Watkins - Hamilton Christmas Charitable Trust
 
"Our continued membership with Volunteering Waikato is one of major reasons as to why we are able to make a positive impact every day in our communities across the Waikato region. The services provided by the team at Volunteering Waikato ensures that we are able to keep providing essential services across our various community, youth and refugee settlement programmes. What is truly amazing however is the dedicated and helpful support the staff and volunteers provide us - they are always able to resolve any query or issue we have and are super proactive in identifying our needs and suggesting brilliant ideas for us to consider. Thanks Volunteering Waikato!"
 
Jason Sebestian - New Zealand Red Cross
 
"Being relatively new to the role of Volunteer Coordinator, I find our Volunteering Waikato membership invaluable. The trainings are of high quality, and we always get a good number of applicants when we list roles on the website. The regular coordinator networking meetings are a very useful way to build up connections in the sector and learn from others – I always come away with a new idea (or three) to try. Our volunteer numbers have grown exponentially through the support from Volunteering Waikato and we are very grateful for that."
 
Taya Cross - Aspire Community Support
 
"I have worked with Volunteering Waikato for the past 6.5 years both in recruitment of permanent positions, one off events and the placement of corporate groups. Hospice Waikato has a team of over 750 volunteers which we rely heavily on and of which Volunteering Waikato has played a huge part in the building of this team. The team at Volunteering Waikato have taken the time to get to know us and understand the requirements of the sensitive work we undertake within the community. They are great to work with and are professional and friendly yet flexible to the needs of our business."
 
Karen Mansfield - Hospice Waikato
 
"Hi Heather... Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your online volunteer recruitment platform. We recently held a function for International Volunteer Day and wanted our volunteers to be spoilt and not have to do any work. We listed a role for event assistants on a Monday and by Thursday had recruited five volunteers to help us. They were an awesome bunch! They had heaps of initiative and went the extra mile for our volunteers, making our function a huge success and ensuring our volunteers were really well looked after.
Thanks once again – we couldn’t have achieved this without your valuable assistance!"

 
Waikato DHB Volunteer Services Team