What's On

Attending training courses, workshops or network meetings, can be a useful means of learning and development. There are many opportunities across our regions. Check-in here regularly to find out What’s On.

09 Aug 18 06 Sep 18

Salvation Army - Men's Group Positive Lifestyle Programme

This course is designed to enhance self-awareness and to enable a better understanding of personal strengths.
Seven weekly two-hour session scovering topics that include:
- Stress
- Grief and loss
- Problem solving and conflict resolution
- Assertiveness
- Self esteem
- Goal setting
Thursdays: 10am - midday

People can self-refer by phoning us on 03 3668128. 

Alternatively you can email a referral to: christchurchcity_corps@nzf.salvationarmy.org

28 Aug 18

Volunteering Canterbury AGM

VOLUNTEEERING CANTERBURY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

Volunteering Canterbury gives notice that its Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 4.30pm at Christchurch Community House.

 

Agenda

 

1)       Karakia/Welcome

2)       Apologies

3)       Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting held 25 July 2017.

4)       Notification of General Business

5)       Annual Report

•             Chairperson

•             Managers

6)       Accounts for year ended 31 March 2018.

7)       Appointment of Auditor   

8)       Annual Subscriptions

9)       Changes to Trust Deed:

          (i)         Meetings

                        Current Wording to be deleted

                       10.4  Meetings

                       10.4.1   The Board shall meet at least ten times during the year, at

                                    times and places determined by the Chairperson.

                       10.4.2   The quorum shall be not less than five members of the

                       10.4.3  The Board will ensure that minutes of meetings are recorded

                                   and are available to members

 

Volunteering Canterbury Board moves the following wording in its place as approved at its meeting on 26 June 2018:

 

10.4  Meetings

10.4.1   The Board shall meet at such places and times, and in such manner, as it shall determine.

10.4.2    The quorum shall not be less than 55% of members of the Board.

10.4.3   The Chairperson of the Board shall chair Board meetings, or in his/her absence the Deputy Chairperson, or in the absence of both the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson, the meeting shall be chaired by another Board Member as determined by the Board.

10.4.4     The Board will ensure that minutes of meetings are recorded and are available to members

10.4.5   A resolution in writing, signed or assented to by facsimile, or other form of visible electronic communication by all the Board Members shall be as valid and effectual as if it had been passed at a meeting of Board Members. Any such resolution may consist of several documents in like form each signed or assented to by one or more Board Members.

10.4.6     A meeting of the Board may be held where one or more of the Board Members is not physically present at the meeting, provided that:

(a) all persons participating in the meeting are able to communicate with each other effectively, simultaneously and instantaneously whether by means of telephone or other form of communication;

(b) notice of the meeting is given to all the Board Members in accordance with the procedures agreed by the Board;

(c) if a failure in communications prevents 10.4.5 a) from being satisfied and such failure results in the quorum not being met, the meeting shall be suspended until condition a) is satisfied again. If such condition is not satisfied within 15 minutes from the interruption the meeting shall be deemed to have terminated or adjourned.

 

            (ii)        Vision/Mission/Objectives

                        Current Wording to be replaced

                        2  VISION

                            Supportive communities where voluntary work is understood,

                            recognised and valued

                        4  MISSION

                            To promote, support, and uphold the integrity of voluntary work

                            with commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

                        5  OBJECTIVES

                            The Vision, Definition and Mission underpin the following

                            Objectives:

                            5.1        To uphold the rights and responsibilities of volunteers

                            5.2        To recruit volunteers, educate them about voluntary work,

                                         and support them to assist not-for-profit organisations,

                                         charitable organisations, and people in need.

                           5.3         To provide and promote information and resources on

                                         volunteering

                           5.4         To provide training and support for organisations which

                                         involve volunteers

                           5.5         To increase awareness of the value of voluntary work,

                                         which is part of a wider definition of work

                           5.6         To promote cross cultural understanding where the

                                         unique role of tangata whenua is recognised

                           5.7         To operate efficiently and effectively as a model for other

                                         voluntary organisations.

                         

                           All the above objectivess are for charitable purposes in

                           New Zealand.

 

Volunteering Canterbury Board moves the following wording in its place as approved at its meeting on 31 March 2017:

2 Vision

People and communities prospering through volunteering

4 Mission

Enable the successful employment of volunteers by not-for-profit organisations, and promote the benefits of volunteering to people and communities

5 Values

Integrity, respect, inclusiveness and service, with a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

6 Strategies

•           Recruitment

o          be the ‘go-to place’ for both volunteers looking for roles and not-for-profit organisations looking for volunteers

o          recruiting volunteers for our members and arranging group volunteering

•           Support

o          provide excellent training and networks for not-for-profit organisations to prosper

o          to uphold the rights and responsibilities of volunteers

•           Promote

o          promote Volunteering Canterbury and volunteering effectively across our rregion

•           Manage

o          create a culture of resilience, cooperation and financial sustainability

o          to operate efficiently and effectively as a model for other voluntary organisations

•           Marketing

o          attract new members, volunteers and funders

 

9)       Election of Trust Board

10)     General Business

Meeting closes

 

 INTERESTED IN JOINING THE BOARD OF VOLUNTEERING CANTERBURY?

Nominations are now open for Board members!  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/00fb0626dc8c50f482aa8898c/files/69de5105-dce2-4542-8188-8f6d959834ef/Nomination_form_2018.doc

05 Sep 18

Community Internship Programme

Applications for the Community Internship Programme are now open, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Peeni Henare announced today.

“The internship programme is a way for kiwis to take a break from their normal mahi and help organisations in their community,” Peeni Henare said.

“People can use their skills and work with community groups, to offer services like strategic planning, relationship building, and leadership development.

Over $200,000 in grant funding is available, allowing not-for-profit community organisations to pay the salaries of skilled staff from the public, private or community sector. Interns will work with their organisation for three to six months, with part-time internships of up to 12 months will also be considered.

In 2017, eight organisations from across the sector took part in the internship scheme, including Housing New Zealand, Deloitte, and Tuia Charitable Trust.

A staff member from Deloitte worked alongside K’Aute Pasifika Trust, to lend a hand with financial management processes. The relationship strengthened the Trust and put them in a better position to do their work, such as managing the accounts for 6 other providers in their region.

“The programme grows understanding, cooperation and interaction between the private, central government, local government, and community and voluntary sectors,” Peeni Henare said.

Grants approved from this funding round will fund community internships beginning in January or February 2019.

Applications are now open and will close 5 September 2018. For more information on the Community Internship Programme, visit https://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/community-internship-programme/

13 Sep 18

GETTING STARTED WITH GOVERNANCE

Tautoko Network: Supporting the Community Sector

Workshop:

GETTING STARTED WITH GOVERNANCE

Getting Started with Governance : Volunteering Canterbury is delighted to be presenting this 2.5 hour workshop in association with Exult.  This workshop will provide a practical guide to governance without all the fluff and jargon.  In this workshop you will discover:

          Common Models for Non-profit Governance: Policeman, Partner and Pilot

  •          Board Roles and Responsibilities
  •          Expectations for Trustees
  •          Best Practice Governance

Are you a new trustee looking for clarity about your role and responsibilities?

Are you an experienced trustee who wants to keep up-to-date with new ways of doing things?

Are you a Manager who wants to know what you can reasonably expect from your Board?

GETTING STARTED WITH GOVERNANCE is the workshop for you!

Presenter: Kerry Tilby-Price, Exult

Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Time: 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Light refreshments provided

$50 per person (Tonic Subscribers receive a 10% discount)

Email rosie@exult.co.nz

Register here: http://www.exult.co.nz/index.php/register-for-an-exult-workshop/

 

 

 

14 Sep 18

GROWING GREAT VOLUNTEER TEAMS

Tautoko Network: Supporting the Community Sector

Workshop:

GROWING GREAT VOLUNTEER TEAMS

When it comes to volunteering, people are spoiled for choice.  There is no shortage of organisations to get involved with, so in order to attract volunteers and keep them on-board, you need to offer the best possible experience.  Learn what drives people to volunteer and discover simple strategies for ensuring your volunteers get what they need to stay involved.

Presenter: Kerry Tilby-Price, Exult

Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Morning and Afternoon teas provided

$120 per person (Tonic Subscribers receive a 10% discount)

Email rosie@exult.co.nz

Register here: http://www.exult.co.nz/index.php/register-for-an-exult-workshop/

Parking Information:

 

Public Pay & Display Carpark (Corner Tuam & Barbadoes Sts)

Participants park in the public pay & display carpark on the corner of Tuam and Barbadoes Sts (entrance off Tuam St heading east as this section of Tuam St is one way until it gets to Barbadoes St).  Cost is $5 per day (correct coin required as vending machine does not give change).  CCH is a short 2 minute walk further down Tuam St past the Challenge Service Station.  This is not a Wilson's Carpark and provided by a private land owner and is one of the cheapest all day parking options in the city, hence it has become quite popular.

Wilson's Carpark

There are a number of Wilson's Carparks in the area from $5 per day (correct coin required).

Some use Wilson's new Park Mate App which turns your smart phone into a parking meter.  They also offer early-bird parking options.  You will need to download and register for the parking app  before coming into CCH.