Photo by Craig Baxter.
Volunteer Samantha Lindsey (12), of Dunedin, holds puppy
Twix at the Otago SPCA in Opoho, Dunedin, yesterday.
The Columba College pupil was at the animal shelter on the
first day of a week-long free school holiday programme for 11
It was the first programme she had attended.
''I want to help out the community,'' she said.
Volunteering Otago youth co-ordinator Heather Moore said 10
children yesterday attended the programme, which could
accommodate twice as many children for the remaining
activities that are open for bookings.
The children would make preserves today to give to the
Presbyterian Support Otago Family Works Foodbank, work in the
Shetland St community garden in Kaikorai Valley tomorrow,
create a mural for Northeast Valley Baptist Church on
Thursday and work on a radio show at Otago Access Radio on
An identical programme was open to 14 to 17-year-olds next
week, she said.