Windley School in Porirua and the NZ Treasury were presented with Volunteer Wellington’s 2015 Business and Community Partnership Award. A team of Treasury volunteers have helped new entrants with reading and helped to run the breakfast club.

Treasury also took the award for the top Employee Volunteering Programme of the year.

Legal firm DAC Beechcroft won the Standout Project Award for its ‘Trip to the City’ project which hosted senior Porirua College students on a tour of Wellington city’s highlights.

Awards were also presented to outstanding individuals in both the community and business sector. Lynne White and Max Kerr of Upstream – Friends of Central Park, shared the 2015 Community Volunteering Champion Award for their work in the park.

Liz Hampton, who ran IBM’s effective employee volunteering programme in the community for many years, was presented with the 2015 Employee Volunteering Champion Award.