Category Archives: Volunteers

CCC grant helps SARA turn around

For the first time in five years, the St Albans Residents’ Association (SARA) is finally receiving a grant from the Christchurch City Council, thanks to the Shirley Papanui Community Board’s sense of fair play. The $25,000 grant will be put … Continue reading

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Community centre clean up

If you have some spare time and would like to lend us a hand, the St Albans Community Centre is holding a tidyup at 1047 Colombo St during the morning of May 3. It is intended to complete the work … Continue reading

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Packe Street park at crossroads

The community gardens in Packe Street is looking for more volunteers, funds and a paid co-ordinator to prepare the gardens for the next generation.

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SARA now manages community centre

The St Albans Residents Association took over the on-site management of the St Albans Transitional Community Centre in Colombo Street on October 6.

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Centre under community management soon

Negotiations have been taking place between CCC and the St Albans Residents’ Association and it looks like SARA will be back managing the community centre from October 6. It will take a while to get things up and running but … Continue reading

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Celebrate Volunteer Day

Location: Abberley Park Time: December 5, 12-2pm Description: Volunteering Canterbury is holding a picnic in Abberley Park to celebrate International Volunteer Day. BYO picnic and also enjoy free sausages and entertainment from The Muse.

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Emma Twaddell named local hero

Emma Twaddell kept the St Albans Residents Association going through the earthquakes and political fallout in its wake. Her work was rewarded recently when she was one of 15 Christchurch people who was named a Kiwibank Local Hero.

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Get involved in the community

Location: Edgeware Croquet Club, St Albans Park, Forfar St Time: September 22, from 2pm Description: Your chance to have your say on what happens in St Albans at the AGM of SARA, the St Albans Residents Association. Be part of … Continue reading

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Volunteer @ Your Place

Location: St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road Time: September 17 1-6pm Description: Volunteer Canterbury is running sessions in different communities showing how people can get more involved in their local community as volunteers. September is the turn of St … Continue reading

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Residents Association seeking community input

The SARA Management Committee is looking at a) how best to organise the governance and management of the Residents’ Association (SARA) b) the development of the St Albans Strategy. For more information click on the Strategy menu item above. If … Continue reading

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Awards for volunteers

Nominations are now open for the Shirley/Papanui Community Service Awards for 2013 and close on April 27. The awards celebrate work done by volunteers in their communities and certificates will be presented at a ceremony in a few months time. … Continue reading

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Students give back to older generation

The Student Volunteer Army, now known as the Volunteer Army Foundation, is organising an afternoon aimed at spanning the generations at four venues around the city this Saturday, afternoon.

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