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The first door that opened : experiences of migrants in Wellington's volunteer sector

Author: Rebecca Gray; Mark Derby; Volunteer Wellington.
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Steele Roberts Publishers : Volunteer Wellington, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Every year Volunteer Wellington puts more than 1500 capable volunteers in touch with community agencies that need their help. Lately almost half the volunteers are recent migrants. This is the first comprehensive study of their experiences. From interviews — a teacher from China, a scientist from Iraq, an accountant from India and a musician from Germany — we discover the demands on migrants as they seek a new life  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Gray; Mark Derby; Volunteer Wellington.
ISBN: 9781877448317 1877448311
OCLC Number: 231681987
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.A. Applied)--Victoria University of Wellington, 2005.
"Thanks to Mark Derby for editing Rebecca's original text for publication"--T.p.verso.
Description: 72 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Pushing us into action --
Background : "The community and voluntary sector is a fantastic place for integration and cultural exchange" --
Ping Ping : "Immigrants make your life rich --
make you feel colourful!" --
Nadia : "Learning the Kiwi way of doing things" --
Amit : "What impressed me most was the commitment of the people" --
Astrid : "Part of the Hobbit economy!" --
Conclusion : "I think we just respect people" --
Changing the 'doctors driving taxis' scenario --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Rebecca Gray.

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"Every year Volunteer Wellington puts more than 1500 capable volunteers in touch with community agencies that need their help. Lately almost half the volunteers are recent migrants. This is the first comprehensive study of their experiences. From interviews — a teacher from China, a scientist from Iraq, an accountant from India and a musician from Germany — we discover the demands on migrants as they seek a new life in New Zealand, and the many ways volunteering has been a vital first step. In his introduction Governor-General Anand Satyanand says that volunteering offers the opportunity to meet people, improve language skills and gain a better understanding of what it is to be a New Zealander. It can also lead to employment opportunities. And as Ping Ping from China points out, there are just as many advantages for New Zealanders in opening their doors to volunteers from elsewhere. “Because they are different, that’s why they make your life rich. Make you feel colourful!”"--Back cover.

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