Give, tukua

Wellbeing / Give, tukua

Your time – te wā ki a koe, your words – ō kupu, your presence – ko koe tonu.

Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone, smile, or volunteer your time by joining a community group. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connection with the people around you. It feels good to give and everybody has something to offer. How will you play your part? 

  • Join or start and develop a neighbourhood Time Bank.
  • Take opportunities to support and advocate for groups, friends, family or neighbours in need.
  • Give a smile away!
  • Organise or promote random acts of kindness days at school, work or when you're out with a group.
  • While driving, stop to let a car into the traffic.
  • Offer to mow the grass verge of your neighbour.
  • Join a community clean up day - could be a local stream, river, beach or park - or a tree planting project with friends or family 
  • If you have fruit trees pop your excess fruit out on the street with a "help yourself" sign. 
  • Donate old toys, books, sports equipment, clothes etc to a local charity.
  • Help with school working bees and fundraisers.
  • Offer to help an older neighbour with their wheelie bins on rubbish/recycling days.
  • Give a compliment – acknowledge what someone in your life has done well.