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Ōrākei Volunteer Expo: Rescheduled to September 2022

[UPDATED 8 April 2022] This event was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is now planned to run in September 2022 at the Auckland Netball Centre. We’ll update you as dates, etc are finalised or contact the organiser for more information (see below).

Come along on Saturday 30 October to the Auckland Netball Centre and see dozens of charities exhibiting in a trade-show-style event, much like the traditional expos for boating, for babies, or for food & wine.

Visitors can wander around chatting with folks at the displays by Health groups, Service groups, Environmental groups and others and get a feel for the local “volunteering landscape” – a rare opportunity to see it all in one place.

The event is FREE – free to visit on the day, and free for groups to Exhibit. These groups are not asking for your money – just your time. What you get in return will be the things most volunteers get – feelings of personal satisfaction, usefulness, and connection with your community.

Why a Volunteer Expo?

Volunteers are a quiet lot. They just get on with it, and we rarely hear anything about their service to the community. However admirable, it means that people considering volunteering for the first time can spend a bit of time discovering where volunteer opportunities might be in their local area.

That is why the Ōrākei Local Board is funding a community-led Volunteer Expo event. They understand that volunteers are more connected to others, and that a more connected community is a healthier community – for everyone.

  • When: Saturday 30 October, 10 am–2 pm
  • Where: Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns
  • Free parking, free entry for everyone, visitors and exhibitors
  • Details: Visit www.orakeivolunteerexpo.nz for full details.

COVID-19 Update: If Auckland has not moved to Level 1 by late October the event will be postponed to a later date.