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Volunteer Stories

Joe-Hokianga

Joe's Mission - Giving Back as a Hospital Volunteer

Giving his time at Whakatane Hospital at least three days a week makes life all the richer for Joe Hokianga. Read more from the Bay Weekend article published in June 2016.

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Eileen

So Many Benefits to Volunteering says Eileen

Eileen Welles made the decision to become a Tauranga Hospital volunteer 18 months ago and, as National Volunteer Week is celebrated this week, says she would encourage others to do the same.

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Bay of Plenty District Health Board Volunteers Scoop Award

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board Volunteer Service has scooped a prestigious accolade at the 2015 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards.

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Toko&Candy

Toko & Candy - Lifting spirits with a smile

A visit to the hospital can be a nerve wracking experience for many people, but at Tauranga Hospital there is a pair of friendly faces.

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Teenage volunteer encourages others to give back

A teenage volunteer is proving a popular addition to Whakatāne Hospital's front-of-house services since starting there at Christmas.

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Health Matters September 2014

Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BoPDHB) Volunteer Co-ordinator Lesley Grant says volunteers are a vital part of the hospital community providing comfort, support and information to patients.

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Last updated: March 29, 2017