EventsA look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year
International Volunteer Day
Wednesday 05 December
Ever wondered what it would be like to volunteer at the Museum?? Be a part of the behind the scenes action?? Come on in on International Volunteer Day and we can let you in on all the secrets 😉
International Volunteer Day was established by UN Volunteers in 1985 and is celebrated every year on December 5. This is a day to show our appreciation for the volunteers in Aotearoa and around the world who keep our communities strong and thriving.
This year’s theme, ‘Building resilient communities’ acknowledges the vital and ongoing role volunteers play in society. The theme gives us reason enough to value the sector. Support is also important, and the second arm of the theme voices that: ‘Grow volunteers’. This includes investing time in volunteering, and for the wider population, viewing the sector with credibility and encouraging others to get involved.
Let’s use this opportunity to celebrate and recognise volunteers for the invaluable work they do, here and abroad.
1 - 12 November 2019 This year almost exactly 250 years to the day after Charles Green, an astronomer who arrived in Aotearoa on Captain Cook’s first voyage pointed his telescope skywards to observe a rare transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the...read more
Summer has now left us and the mornings are a lot cooler. The Museum is now in its winter hours – so closed Monday’s (except for Queen’s Birthday) and 10am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Thank you to all who visited over the summer break. It was great to see so many new...read more
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