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Help needed . . .Gore and Clutha Women’s Refuge manager Sam Munroe along with support dogs Daniel (left) and Alice is looking for volunteers to help with activities in cluding the group’s annual street collection in July. PHOTO:SANDY EGGLESTON

While different community groups are celebrating National Volunteer Week, Sam Munroe is looking for people to volunteer.

The Gore and Clutha Women’s Refuge manager said recently the volunteers who had been with the group had moved on.

“We’ve had fantastic volunteers that have stayed for a long time .

“We’ve now got none,” Ms Munroe said.

While the volunteers did not deal with clients, they had an important role to play, she said.

“It’s behind-the-scenes support to make sure we can do our job.

“It’s very rewarding because you are giving back to your community.”

Different tasks the volunteers helped with included the group’s annual street collection, grocery shopping and helping at events the refuge organised.

Volunteers also sorted and recorded items that were given to the refuge.