13 June 2022
Connect with your community
says Miranda, Kaibosh Volunteer Manager. “It’s thanks to our volunteers that we can operate this service.”
Volunteers come from all ages and backgrounds to work at Kaibosh. For example, Pete Small from Wellington has been volunteering for Kaibosh for over five years. “It gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing that the food that is ‘rescued” from various outlets is sorted and distributed to so many needy and worthwhile communities, food that otherwise would be destined for landfill,” says Pete.
Dame Diana Crossan, who is the Lifetime Retirement Income Board Chair, is also on the Kaibosh Board of Trustees.
Menzshed is another example of a place where people (specifically men) can come together to enhance their lives. More than just an organisation for “shedless men”, Menzshed seeks to bring men together in one community space to share their skills, have a laugh, develop friendships and work on practical tasks, individually or as a group.
Following retirement, or a shift to a smaller home, there is often a need for these sheds as a place to foster their wellbeing, create a purpose in life, as well as share tools.