Volunteer of The Month August 23

 Congratulations to our Volunteer Of the Month winner for August 2023! Elyse Blacow of Multiples Otago


Elyse has the hugest heart for the multiples community of anyone I have ever met. She has completely revitalized the club and put her heart and soul into its members. She completes any task she sets her mind to, has a personal relationship with all the members including back stories and where we can help, and is constantly finding ways we can help within the community. I solidly believe that without Elyse the club would have fallen to pieces. There is no one more deserving than her!



And a huge shout out to the other nominees for this month.  Kes Fairchild Multiples Otago, Tracey Ferguson Multiples Counties Manukau, Anthony Barnao  Multiples Hutt Valley, Jessica Fisher  Multiples Taranaki, Hannah Barnao Multiples Hutt Valley, Jennifer Blanchett Nelson satellite, and Nikita Taylor Multiples BOP. The mahi you all do is seen and appreciated. 

June/July Volunteer of the Month Winner


There aren’t many people who consistently and without question go above and beyond for others in our community but Christine is one of them.

Christine has been a part of the Multiples Hutt Valley community since welcoming her own twin boys to the world six years ago. She talks openly about wanting to give back what she was blessed to receive herself as a new mum to multiples, and she’s certainly ‘payed it forward’ many times over.

Christine is one of our volunteer buddies for new families in the club, someone who reaches out with messages of support, coordinates deliveries of welcome packs, meals and checks in to make sure everyone is as supported as possible as they navigate the challenges of that first year.

At every one of our events you’re guaranteed to find Christine making the tea and coffee, making sure our families feel welcome and included, and is always there to set up or pack down, pitching in wherever she is needed. Her dedication to our community is unmatched!

You might even recognise Christine’s name from the Multiples NZ Facebook page! It’s not uncommon to see her reply to a range of questions or posts from our wider MNZ community with the most supportive, caring and genuinely personal responses. She’s always first on the scene to make people’s day a little brighter – our spreader of sunshine, and we are so proud to have her as part of our team!


Congratulations Christine! and also to our other nominees for June/July Noeleen Warman and Lindsay Hamilton.

Volunteer of the Month May 2023


Congratulations to May’s Volunteer of the month :

Ciska Den Haring


Nominated by Hannah Barnao and Christine Bulmer


Ciska is enthusiastic, efficient and capable. She’s an encouraging member of the team; she is full of ideas for the club and working on practical improvements of processes and service offerings for our members.


Ciska has just completed the club renewal process AND volunteered at our recent AGM add duties by supporting our new families co-ord as well. Ciska produces warm messages encouraging the ethos our our collocation club and encouraging community amoungest our members. I just received my club renewal letter and it sang from the page – giving been a member for 6 years now that speaks volume.


And honorable mentions to nominees

Lindsay Hamilton Multiples Hutt Valley and

Noeleen Warman Multiples Hutt Valley.