Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Volunteers Sought

By Karen Elliot 

PARS Otago is seeking volunteers willing to spend a little of their time working with us, to relieve the pressure on some of our already dedicated helpers.

PARS is a long-established organisation which had its national beginnings in Dunedin in 1877. It works to reduce offending by providing support and re-integration services to offenders and their families/whanau.

Some of the most essential components of PARS' work is provided by volunteers. In some cases, like banking or shopping for prisoners, an hour or so most weeks is all we need. At other times, like moving furniture and belongings from place to place or driving family or whanau to the prison, around four hours may be needed.

Anyone who wishes to help with this very worthwhile service can contact me on 03 474 1811 or email me at


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