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Are you up for a bit of volunteer work? by Valda
Written: 11th June, 2013

The Hospice Wanganui Volunteer Service is currently looking to appoint Inpatient Unit Volunteers.  This is a frontline position, working alongside nursing staff in the unit, and having some contact with patients and familes.  The...

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06th Mar, 2013:
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01st Mar, 2013:
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03rd Sep, 2012:
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29th Aug, 2012:
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27th Aug, 2012:
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17th Jul, 2012:
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17th Apr, 2012:
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19th Mar, 2012:
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16th Feb, 2012:
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19th Jul, 2011:
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17th May, 2011:
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16th May, 2011:
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14th May, 2011:
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12th May, 2011:
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05th Apr, 2011:
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18th Jan, 2011:
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11th Jan, 2011:
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04th Aug, 2010:
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03rd Aug, 2010:
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20th May, 2010:
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18th May, 2010:
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17th May, 2010:
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17th May, 2010:
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