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Bare walls, and empty draws…

Alas, hour 480 at Volunteering Otago. Time to go. Draws are empty. Walls are bare. Theres a huge glob of blue tac in front of me – the remnants of what once was…. SO DRAMATIC! I am upset to leave though – I have had so much fun, met awesome people (of both the youthful [...]

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Cooperation, communication, retirement home, childcare, baking, SPCA, keep Dunedin beautiful, creating creatures, seed bombs….

and more! Creating modules for the Student Community Involvement Programme (SCIP) has been my focus ever since completing our SCIP Assistants training (last blog entry), and I am proud to say, I am almost done! Here are just some of the AWESOME things our AWESOME young people get to do… 

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Pink-eye reporting!

Hiya! My name is pink-eye! I pretty much fell into the role of ‘official mascott’ for the SCIP Assistant training   programme - but I am glad to report to all of you on this event, and how it all went! 12 AWESOME young people were invited to train to become SCIP Assistants over the weekend 26th and [...]

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The wonderful world of youth work

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Capital ‘P’ for Policy and Procedures

Oooh! I can tell you are titilated by my title. What could be MORE EXCITING than policy and procedure? Rest assured I wont go on about it – however, I have been sinking my teeth into plenty-o-policy regarding youth work, youth workers, youth volunteers – and thought that worth a mention.

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Gardening, sewing, yoga and community dance. Baking, beach clean-ups and collectivism. Communication, radio progammes and animal lovin! Is there anything Dunedin youth DONT get to do thanks to Volunteer Otago?!

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A free trip to Wellington aint bad huh?

And that is how it started. Myself, along with a number of other GEM’s  gathered in Parliament to celebrate ourselves with some pretty good food and drinks (goats cheese aside, very nice food!). Other than my poor choice of footwear (heels) severely compromising my ability to ‘work the room’ and meet other GEM’s, I did [...]

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