Celebrating Our Volunteers

Written by Mags Delaney-Moffatt

The PumpHouse has a long history with VOLUNTEERS.

Without them and their tireless work, we wouldn’t actually be here – the building would have been long gone.

The nature of volunteering at The PumpHouse may have changed over the years – the projects may vary from the days of clearing soot off bricks or making cushions to sit on but are no less important to us.

Whether you come to usher or help evict our eight-legged ‘friends’ we appreciate and value everyone who comes to volunteer for us.

This is National Volunteers Week and we want to celebrate ALL our volunteers who have helped us over the last year whether it was a one-off or an ongoing project.

Why is volunteering important?

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too.

It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, and boost your confidence.

If you wish to volunteer at The PumpHouse contact Mags mags@pumphouse.co.nz

The tasks vary throughout the year and depend on which hirers are using our space.

Some of our community hirers also seek volunteers. If you have an interest in helping out with shows then Mags can put you in touch with the right people.

Why Volunteer?

A Poem by Anonymous

To be part of something
no matter how big or small
that would cease to exist without you

To be a supporter supporting others
whilst being supported at the same time
To make friends/make a difference/make connections— To be a changemaker!

To have a sense of humour
and bring energy, light and hope
to those who are needing it the most

To be rooted in kindness and love and to
have buckets upon buckets of compassion
whilst never knowing what
is going to come next.

To take the ‘T’ out of can’t
to build self esteem
to have evidence that you can.

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