A unique project that happens every week in Tauranga is becoming a perfect fit for those who want to do their bit for the community.
Through Good Neighbour Trust there is an opportunity to help provide practical support to people who need it – one person or one family at a time.
“There is a lot going on in the world right now,” says Good Neighbour Project Team leader Angela Rogers. “But people here in Tauranga need your help.”
Anyone with a few hours of time and are able to use a spade, hoe, rake, wheelbarrow or lawnmower is encouraged to dive in and give a helping hand.
Angela is asking for people who want to help make a difference in the community to volunteer for the Good Neighbours Project Team.
“We really need you, try it out, you’ll love it; it’s totally addictive and we have an awesome team.”
The team is out and about every Thursday from 9am to noon and people can join in as often as they like or commit to be involved weekly.
Whether it’s a backyard blitz, small house moves, or street clean-ups, anything is possible with the people and resources available. So far more than 100 neighbourhood projects have been completed, more than 100m3 of firewood delivered, and nearly 2000 volunteer hours freely given.
“We bring teams together to work with the recipient family and friends and make a positive difference in their lives. We are building relationships and walking alongside with the people we help.
“It’s an awesome team environment, and it’s very rewarding to relieve someone’s burden and transform their life for the better,” says Angela.
Good Neighbour Trust also runs Good Neighbour Kitchen, Food Rescue and community gardens, and aims to strengthen the community, build resilience and put the neighbour back in neighbourhood.
To register and become a volunteer for the project team, go to: www.goodneighbour.co.nz