The Department of Internal Affairs: Community Operations
Level Five, Civic House
- Office visits by appointment – please call us to arrange a time
- Freephone: 0800 824 824
- Email: LowerNorth&Nelson@dia.govt.nz
- Courier: Level Five, Civic House, Trafalgar Street, Nelson
The Nelson Community Operations team support the Lottery West Coast / Nelson / Marlborough Community Committee and two COGS committees serving local communities and neighbourhoods:
- Nelson Bays COGS Committee
- Marlborough COGS Committee
The Nelson team also supports the Lottery Hurunui Kaikoura Marlborough Earthquake Relief Fund. This Fund is administered by the Community Operations team based in Christchurch and is only available to not-for-profit organisations providing earthquake relief activities and services to people in the Hurunui, Kaikoura and Marlborough districts.
Volunteer Nelson Young Leaders acknowledged in community awards
Volunteer Nelson’s Young Leaders Programme won the Regional Award in the Education & Child/Youth Development Category at the 2017 Trustpower Community Awards.
The idea for strengthening the volunteering component of the Young Leaders Programme came about in 2016 when Volunteer Nelson was a participant in the Department of Internal Affairs’ Community Internship Programme.
The Young Leaders Programme enables local people aged 17 to 24 years to obtain a free qualification in Youth Work Level 3, as a pathway to youth work and community work, or as a learning and development opportunity.