Mosgiel volunteer hub opens

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran speaks at the opening of a new Mosgiel volunteer hub at the Age Connect Taieri building in Hartstonge Ave yesterday.

Initial opening hours will be every Thursday, 10am to noon, at the front of the building.

Ms Curran gave a speech prepared for Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Poto Williams, of Christchurch, who could not attend after fog disrupted her aircraft flight.

Volunteer South manager Leisa de Klerk said the hub would make it easier for Mosgiel volunteers to offer community support services closer to home.

People were still keen to volunteer, but other commitments meant they often had less time to do voluntary work.

The new hub and the recent rebranding of Volunteer South — formerly Volunteering Otago and Volunteering Central — would help meet such challenges, she said.

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