Celebrating Tauranga's Volunteers

National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. And during that week, Tauranga RDA are celebrating the hundreds of hours committed by our selfless invaluable team of volunteers.

A massive thank you to all of our 120+ strong team of volunteers. Your dedication to support our riders every week allows us to grow and to provide equine therapy to more people with disabilities and social challenges in our community every year.

So if you are interested in joining our social volunteer team and doing some interesting, varied, sometimes challenging but always rewarding work, then contact Angela, our Volunteer Coordinator on admin@taurangarda.co.nz or (07) 544 1899.

Or visit our Volunteering page for more information.

 

Tauranga RDA acknowledge selfless volunteers.

SunLive Article 18th June 2019

The volunteer team are the heart of the organisation. This week, volunteers will be given extra acknowledgement for dedicating their time to help others in our community.

"Volunteers create great friendships within their team and with the riders they work with. It is a special place to volunteer time" says Elisha.

The Tauranga RDA volunteer of the Year is Andrea Simmons, and Elisha says Andrea has been a volunteer for 5 years. “We are very lucky to have her on our team, thank you Andrea.”

Those interested in volunteering do not need previous experience as full training will be provided.

“We urge people to visit and see if Tauranga RDA is somewhere they feel they can invest their time.

“Those who commit will be involved in an organisation that is passionate and committed to the cause of offering equine therapy to better lives,” Elisha says.

 

Tauranga Riding for the Disabled is one of many organisations celebrating the hundreds of hours committed by volunteers each week.

SunLive Article 23rd June 2018

Volunteers are at the heart of the organisation and to honour this, the organisation held a special event on Friday to celebrate them.

Lorraine Grantham was named as volunteer of the year 2018 with Gemma Benton being awarded youth volunteer of the year 2018.

Elisha hopes more people will put their hands up to assist with volunteer work.

“Those interested need have no previous experience as full training will be provided.

“We urge people to visit and see if Tauranga RDA is somewhere they feel they can invest their time.

“Those who commit will be involved in an organisation that is passionate and committed to the cause of offering equine therapy to better lives,” she says.

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Volunteer of the year Lorraine Grantham with Tauranga RDA manager Elisha Olds and equine therapy horse Cracker. Photo Sam Garnder

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