This week is National Volunteer Week and the theme for this year is “Live, laugh, share — Volunteer” or “Kia ringa hora: Me mahi tūao.”

The positive message for the week celebrates the joy that volunteers bring to their communities. It also reminds us that volunteers reap the reward of a happier, more engaged life because they feel connected to their community.

National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to start volunteering or, if you already volunteer, it’s a great time to invite a friend to join you.

Here at BCNZ we are always actively looking for people to help us continue our mission to to create awareness of bowel cancer in our community. If this is something you would like to get involved with – however big or small, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to email or send us a private message.

We would also like acknowledge and say a big thank you to all of you who have in the past, or currently volunteer for us, we couldn’t do it without you! #NVW2017