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St John Volunteer of the Year - 2018

Dec 06 2018
Volunteer of the year 2018
 

Lisa Sarsfield, Youth Divisional Manager in Tauranga, was selected by CEO Peter Bradley from our Volunteer of the Month winners as part of International Volunteer Day, 5 December.Congratulations to Lisa Sarsfield, our St John Volunteer of the Year.

As a divisional manager, Lisa has offered many extra opportunities for her cadets to participate in their community promoting St John Youth, including community activities such as Migrants Expo, beach clean-up, and the Christmas parade - to name a few.

"Not only does Lisa run her own division, she also assists another local division when they need additional support," explains Marlene Rankin, Regional Youth Manager.

Lisa also commits to one volunteer shift a month.

Alongside the volunteering Lisa does for St John, she also makes care packs for the homeless and women's refuge, which consist of homemade soaps, razors, shampoos and sanitary items.

Lisa contributes countless hours giving back to her community and encouraging the youth members to be kind and caring citizens​. 

"Lisa is selfless in her giving of time to volunteer in her community," Marlene adds.

As our Volunteer of the Year, Lisa will receive a weekend getaway with a person of her choice. The prize includes flights, accommodation and travel allowance. 

Please join us in congratulating Lisa, and thanking her and all of our volunteers for the work they do in our communities across the country. We could not do what we do here in our organisation with out them.

 
He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.
Ngā mihi nui!
 
Peter Bradley | CEO
St John New Zealand
                                                                                                       

 

THE ST JOHN YOUTH PROGRAMME

St John Youth offers two unique but distinctive programmes. The penguin programme is for young people aged 6-8 years and the cadet programme for young people aged 8-18 years.

The Cadet Programme offers young people the Grand Priors Award scheme which is the flagship of our youth programme. As the principle syllabus for our cadets, it provides the framework for our leaders to run educational fun and exciting extra-mural programmes and activities.  St John offers our young people exciting opportunities through a varied programme that is tailored to individual needs; let’s face it, not every young person is the same! 

St John has existed in New Zealand since 1885 and is part of a global organisation known as the Order of St John, which is active in more than 40 countries. The Order of St John can trace its history back to a hospital set up in Jerusalem during the Crusades over a thousand years ago.

The Penguin Programme is intended to be educational, but also great fun, often involving games, activities and sports. Penguin Groups frequently organise trips, camps, excursions, picnics and also attend other St John events and competitions. When a penguin turns 8 years old they transition into the Cadet Programme.

Use the links below to find out more:

  • Click HERE to find out more about the Penguin Programme.
  • Click HERE to download a Youth Brochure.
  • Click HERE to download an enrolment form to take on your first night.

 

The Cadet Programme offers young people the Grand Priors Award scheme which is the flagship of our youth programme. As the principle syllabus for our cadets, it provides the framework for our leaders to run educational fun and exciting extra-mural programmes and activities.  St John offers our young people exciting opportunities through a varied programme that is tailored to individual needs; let’s face it, not every young person is the same! Upper Hutt

 Use the links below to find out more:

  • Click HERE to find out more about the Cadet Programme.
  • Click HERE to download a Youth Brochure.
  • Click HERE to download an enrolment form

 

Youth Leaders Our fun and outgoing Youth Leaders undertake professional development and are appointed based on a rigorous back ground check process. All leaders complete an annual police check process and are the best people for the roles they hold. Youth Leaders are an important part of the St John youth programme, they plan, run and organise the divisional nights and provide the necessary supervison.

Family and whanau are also very welcome to join our programmes as a leader. If you are interested in joining us as a youth leader in either of our programmes we want to hear from you.  

For more information please click HERE to be taken to our leadership information page or click HERE to signup now!

 

Editor| Richard.Hitchcock@stjohn.org.nz