Last week was National Volunteer Week a good opportunity to celebrate the varied and essential work volunteers carry out all over New Zealand.
At Motueka Museum we depend on our volunteers in order to be open to the public. We have a dedicated, enthusiastic and wonderful group of people who volunteer at the Museum. They work on a rota basis to carry out the front of house function.
Volunteers welcome visitors to the Museum, provide information, answer questions, keep visitor records up to date and many other odd jobs. There is also plenty of voluntary work going on behind the scenes at the Museum: researching information for exhibitions, organising fundraising and publicity, maintenance of the building and of our vintage car "Lassie" a 1929 Cadillac La Salle, and as Board members.
Fergus Holyoake born in Motueka in 1911 said:
"We cannot know who we are and what our heritage is if we do not know our local history."
All the volunteers at Motueka Museum are part of bringing an awareness and understanding of the local history to the community of the wider Motueka area.
If you have any time to spare and are interested in volunteering at the Museum please call in and ask to speak to Jen our curator or phone 5287660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org