National Volunteer Week Volunteer - Eva

28 June 2022 | News

For National Volunteer Week | Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu 2022, our team decided to award volunteer awards to a few people to thank them for the fantastic work that they're doing in the Marlborough community. Next up ... Eva Yeung.

Eva Yeung is a regular helper at the weekly Steady As You Go (SAYGO) classes at St. Christopher's and a helper at their monthly Older Person's Seminar. She also volunteers with the local Chinese Association. Here's what the Eldercare Coordinator, Diana Brooks, of St. Christopher's Church had to say about Eva:

How has Eva impacted your organisation?

Eva sets up, does morning tea, and clears up after exercise classes and the same for our monthly seminars. She is unfailingly polite and helpful to our older people and has a lovely, calm way about her. She gets on well with everyone and is never critical of anyone.

How many hours on average does Eva volunteer with your organisation per week?

Eva helps out for about 4 hours per week, each week from February to December.

Why do you think Eva's story would inspire others?

Eva is a person from another culture (Chinese) who has married a Kiwi and worked to adapt to living in New Zealand. She is tolerant and understanding of others.

What is the main reason for your nomination of Eva?

She is always honest, willing and helpful and will always go the extra mile for our older folk. She is a great example of intercultural integration and support.

Ka pai, Eva!