We have a great team of Good Sorts helping us at The Good Registry, so we’d like you to meet them!
Our latest intern to join the team is Caitlin Turner, a Bachelor of Communication student at Massey University. She enjoys the combination of the business-focussed major in digital marketing and her creative minor in expressive arts that her degree provides and is looking forward to using these skills for Good.
Originally from Motueka, Caitlin left the small-town life for her gap year in 2012. That quickly became a gap six years, and she didn’t return to live in New Zealand until 2018. She spent this period living in Emilia-Romagna, in Italy, where she made the most of the great food, wine, and culture when she wasn’t in the classroom teaching English.
Now back on home soil, the creative and busy capital city won her over and she can’t imagine living anywhere else.
Caitlin is putting her studies into practice by helping to create social media content for the Good Registry one day per week. She has only just begun working with our team of Good Sorts, and she is keen to learn and to make a difference through her role.
Caitlin says she was keen to be a part of what The Good Registry does as she has a strong passion for helping others. She has volunteered for charities that help former refugees settle into New Zealand since 2019 and she knows how important it is to give meaningful gifts.
“For me, giving a gift is more exciting than receiving one. I love the process of thinking about what a person will really value and want from a gift. With The Good Registry, I know that I am giving a gift that the receiver can choose to spend on a charity of their choice,” she said.
Of all the amazing charities on The Good Registry, Caitlin loves the work that Refugees as Survivors NZ (RASNZ) does. RASNZ organises amazing community-based programmes such as women's groups, youth leadership camps for former refugee young people, sports teams, advocacy work and so much more.