Our current Board of Trustees:
Chairperson - Beth Barnes
Beth runs her own business here in Marlborough the flexibility that this affords her enables her to follow another passion - volunteering.
When not working in her business, and training other businesses and organisations to use Social Media and Technology Tools, she can often be found in one of her volunteer positions. Beth is the coordinator for the Hospice Marlborough Pre-Christmas Peek organising committee and the organiser of High Tea in the Garden, the 'little sister' event. Beth's administrative skills are put to use as the Secretary of Selmes Garden Trust, taking monthly minutes as well as assisting them with the management of their own Facebook page.
Beth is also involved in the business community, with Business Mentors New Zealand as a mentor, and as the coordinator of The Ladies Network Room, a monthly breakfast for business ladies in Marlborough to meet, be inspired and meet others in similar situations.
Oscar and Vincent are Beth's red Burmese cats. These two boys are therapy cats and go out visiting on a regular basis. They have spent time at Marlborough Hospice and currently visit Alzheimer's Marlborough on a regular basis, handing out and enjoying the cuddles.
Secretary - Melissa Haylock
Melissa was born and raised on Auckland's North Shore and moved to Blenheim with her husband in 2012.
She started her volunteering life as a Girl Guide Leader in her late teens. She qualified as a Secondary School teacher in 2004 but no longer works in that field. Since moving to Marlborough she has been involved with volunteering for the SPCA and the ASB Theatre.
She works part time as an office administrator for Age Concern, where she loves being able to help people.
Melissa loves hanging out with her dog, reading anything she can get her hands on, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Treasurer - Amy Lister
Amy moved to Marlborough in January 2019, to start work as the Group Accounting Manager for a viticulture and winery business. After only a short while in Marlborough, Amy has fallen in love with the region and is excited to have an opportunity to get involved in the community through Volunteer Marlborough.
Amy has a history of working with non-profit organisations in her former life as a tax advisor with a large accounting firm in Christchurch. She has also volunteered in the aged care industry for a number of years.
In her spare time, Amy loves walking, reading, and spending time in the Marlborough sunshine with her husband, dog, and cat.
Trustee- Carrie Robinson
Carrie is a born-and-bred Marlburian. She works full time as a Senior Customer Services Rep in a busy local call centre. Carrie has spent the last two years studying towards a towards an Accounting Technician qualification. She has already achieved certificates in business administration, business management, accounts admin, and payroll.
Carrie officially joined the Volunteer Marlborough governance board at our AGM in September 2018. Volunteer Marlborough is her first taste of volunteering on a board of trustees and she is looking forward to helping the community through this opportunity. When she is not working or studying she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Trustee - Liz Webb
Having grown tired of corporate life and city traffic, Liz set herself a goal of living, working, and being part of a community. She has found this in Marlborough.
Liz owns her own business through which she provides practical business support to local and national businesses. She also volunteers with Business Trust Marlborough as a business mentor and is inspired by seeing businesses and individuals grow.
Liz brings experience in Operational Management, Strategic Planning, and Business Improvement to the Board.
seeking board members!
Are you invested in your community? Are you passionate about the power of volunteering?
We are looking for Board Members to join the Volunteer Marlborough team!
If you would like to help us get the word out about volunteering; help make those connections in the community; assist in making the strategic decisions to keep Volunteer Marlborough going in the right direction - then we want to hear from you!
We'd love to hear from all those community minded people out there who want to help and might have some skills to offer!