Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteering - Arohanui Hospice

Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteering

Anika and her family
Anika’s Story
May 19, 2021
Lorraine Vincent
Lorraine Vincent, Chair of Arohanui Hospice, on Celebrating Thirty Years
May 19, 2021

Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteering

Yvonne Orpet cutting the cake

Arohanui Hospice kicked off its 30th anniversary celebrations with a party held specially to thank our volunteers on Saturday 8th May. 

Held at Roslyn School Hall, 120 volunteers gathered to celebrate this special occasion with lovely afternoon tea and, of course, birthday cake.

The birthday cake was cut by recently retired volunteer Yvonne Orpet who has completed 30 years of volunteering at Arohanui Hospice, along side Tyler Anderson who volunteers at the Lombard Street shop.

Also in attendance were board members Lorraine Vincent, Dr Fred Hirst and Roger Clausen.

Volunteers are an amazing part of Arohanui Hospice community. We simply couldn’t do what we do without the support we receive from so many generous volunteers” says Lorraine.


Chief Executive Clare Randall also spoke to thank volunteers for their hard work and commitment to Arohanui Hospice over the past 30 years.

Volunteers contribute significantly to Arohanui Hospice, donating more than 58,000 hours of time each year.  Over 30 years, that’s a lot of volunteering – we are so thankful for their enduring support.”

A big thank you to Roslyn School Hall for loaning us the space free of charge, our volunteers loved the children’s ANZAC displays and they proved to be a great talking point.

Volunteers fulfil many important roles and are highly valued members of the Arohanui Hospice team.  If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer, please contact Jill Rolls on 0800 666 676 or email jillr@arohanuihospice.org.nz for more information.