Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Wiki Tūao-ā-Motu.
This week, we’re celebrating the hundreds of volunteers who contribute so much to our school leaders, their teams and the tamariki we all want to succeed.
Even in such a disruptive last 12-18 months, it has been clear that so many of you are willing and ready to commit to education’s future – nearly every single person who started 2020 volunteering maintained that commitment through an incredibly challenging time.
That manawanui can never be overestimated. In 2020, more than 280 individuals volunteered with Springboard, giving literally thousands of hours – more than a month of time in total – to working with Aotearoa principals, leadership teams, teachers and Kāhui Ako.
That’s why we’re spending this week highlighting the amazing impacts of this work. That begins today, with the launch of our Volunteer Impact Report. A summary of the full spectrum of work our tūao did in the last year, it highlights how incredibly rewarding volunteering with Springboard Trust is, as well as how profound the volunteers’ own professional and personal development can be through this work.