Get ready to volunteer: BNZ gears up for Closed for Good
14 August 2017
- BNZ staff will work on more than 550 Closed for Good projects around New Zealand
- New Zealand’s single largest day of corporate volunteering
On Wednesday 23 August, all BNZ stores will once again be Closed for Good as more than 3,000 staff head out into their local communities to work on more than 550 projects.
BNZ CEO Anthony Healy was thrilled to see such a diverse range of projects submitted this year.
“Community groups do some amazing work throughout New Zealand and we take real pleasure in being able to give back in this small way, whether it’s by picking up a paint brush, planting native trees, providing budgeting advice or running financial literacy workshops.”
Throughout New Zealand, BNZ staff will be helping out by:
- Planting native trees for Dragonfly Springs Wetland Sanctuary (Northland)
- Designing and building games for The Therapy Box’s aged care activity library (Auckland)
- Spring clean building and stables at Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled (Waikato)
- Maintaining existing trails at Tauranga Mountain Bike Club (Bay of Plenty)
- Preparing for the new season chicks with National Kiwi Trust (Rotorua)
- Cleaning the theatre and costumes at Wairoa Little Theatre (Hawke’s Bay)
- Helping with dog training at the National Training Centre for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ (Taranaki)
- Gardening to help build a Forest at the Heart of Wellington (Wellington)
- Restoring the Kune Kune Pig Habitat with Natureland Wildlife Trust (Marlborough)
- Cleaning up at Little River Volunteer Fire Station (Christchurch)
- Assisting with possum detection with Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group (Otago)
- Building a toy racetrack at Dipton School (Southland)
- Running scam savvy workshops for hospitals, community groups and rest homes (NZ wide)
- Delivering financial literacy sessions at corrections facilities, schools and community groups (NZ wide).
Stores being closed for a day won’t disadvantage BNZ customers – business critical staff including call centre staff will still be working for urgent services, and all online and mobile banking services are fully available as usual.
Visit www.closedforgood.org for more information.