Volunteer Profiles

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A heartfelt thank you to our volunteers

Monday 5th December is the International Day Of The Volunteer. Like many charity-based organisations, Arthritis New Zealand says it honours this day because the organisation could not function without its many volunteers. Arthritis New Zealand is up there with a...

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Land-based Exercise Class volunteers in Christchurch

Arthritis New Zealand delivers 7 exercise classes in Christchurch each week. Up to 30 people attend each of these classes. The exercises are led by a physiotherapist under contract to Arthritis New Zealand, but each class is overseen by two trained volunteers....

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Volunteer Profile: Te Oiti Teaia (Missy)

Te Oiti Teaia , aka Missy, has been a volunteer at the Kenepuru Hydrotherapy Pool since the beginning of June 2016. Missy has been through the Arthritis New Zealand Safety and Rescue training and works “in the pool” for three sessions per week. She is well loved by...

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Volunteer Profile: Chris Garrick

Chris has been a volunteer with Arthritis New Zealand for more than 10 years and during his time with us he has made himself available to help in a number of ways. Chris has been a supervisor with our Monday Water based exercise classes at Burwood physiotherapy pool...

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Volunteer Profile: Rocky Heka Community Gout Champion

Gout is a significant issue within Northland it is believed that the majority of gout is undiagnosed, particularly among Maori men. While there are many complex reasons as to why, a common theme is the stigma placed around gout. Self-inflicted through self-indulgence...

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Volunteer Profile: Sandy Harvey

Sandy Harvey has been a volunteer with Arthritis New Zealand for 5 years and co-ordinates the Water-based Exercise classes at Nelson Hospital pool on Tuesday afternoons. Sandy has kept the class running through many changes over the 5 years she has been with us. ...

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Rotorua Arthritis Peer Support Group

The group consists of up to a dozen cheerful positive ladies, (men are welcome too!) who look forward to our meetings and happily take part in any activities we have planned. Last year we visited the museum, library, Statue walk. We went to Bunnings workshop,hanging...

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Dessie Beveridge

Dessie has worked as a volunteer with Arthritis New Zealand since October 2002. While Dessie has supported our work in Nelson in a number of ways over the years, her main position has been working as the coordinator of our Monday and Thursday water based exercise...

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Lyn Wilkinson

Volunteer Pool Administrator for Water Based Exercises at Kenepuru Hospital In 1993 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and an underlying muscular problem which caused great difficulty both with walking and carrying out normal household tasks. My association with the...

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