Michelle Kitney has recently been appointed to the role of Chief Executive at Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ). Michelle has worked in a leadership capacity at VNZ for a number of years. Michelle will share a vision for ageing in Aotearoa that includes volunteering! Takeaways will include how older people participate in volunteering, and the benefits from doing so; how volunteering activities have been linked to positive effects for participants (e g enhanced emotional and physical health, and lower blood pressure!); and the latest research and statistics on volunteering and the older person.
Michelle is also the mother of three boys, including 9-year old twins.