National Volunteer Week 2019 runs from June 16-22. This year’s theme is “Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together”. Volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action weave people and communities together. Join us this National Volunteer Week to stand together in our differences and choose to connect.
During National Volunteer Week, we want to celebrate and shine a purple spotlight on our parkrun high vis heroes and everything that is great about volunteering, so if you have a volunteer 25 Tee wear that or if you have something purple, pop that on and join us in celebrating volunteers on Saturday the 22nd of June. We are going PURPLE for parkrun!
Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, it weaves people together, is easy to learn, accessible to all ages, genders and generations and we acknowledge the contribution of everyone whatever their role.
We would love to hear your volunteering stories, so write into us and let us know what parkrun means to you by filling in this form or share your pics with us on social media #purple4parkrun or #parkrunNZ! You can read more about volunteering in NZ here
Be proud, you are all making a world of difference and contributing to our parkrun mission to create a healthier, happier planet.
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