Tag Archives: Volunteer

Voluntary or Pro bono? The importance of language in valuing older people’s contributions

Reframing our words and concepts is important, especially in the fight against ageism. Ageism is particularly apparent and pervasive in the language we use in western society and it seems to be one of the remaining ‘isms’ people don’t feel embarrassed to express in public. It’s everywhere. We even hear …

Read More »

Benefits of Volunteering

Many people plan to do some form of volunteering after they retire. As we learnt in What is a silver economy? it’s estimated older people contributed a total of $8.5 billion to their communities through unpaid and voluntary work in New Zealand. Over 65s have spent hours visiting older people, delivering meals, …

Read More »

Spotlight: Knox Home shines at Health Minister’s volunteer awards

This article has been adapted from the original. To see the full article head to http://insitemagazine.co.nz/2017/07/05/knox-home-shines-at-health-ministers-volunteer-awards/ Knox has a strong relationship with Languages International, and many volunteers come from there. Like the author of the card, many are a long way from home. In fact, around three-quarters of the volunteers …

Read More »

Spreading the Christmas cheer

Christmas is a time that many choose to give back. Money, food, toys and other items are all donated at levels not seen throughout the rest of the year. These concrete things are very important, but so is donating our time. This message is especially important as Monday was World …

Read More »