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Recognising Older Volunteers

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4:42 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering connects older people to their communities; offers a way to ‘give back’, to use existing and to learn new skills, see old friends and meet new ones. More >>

Fears safely relieved by Health and Safety amendments

Saturday, 25 July 2015, 10:48 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is pleased that many volunteers’ fears that their roles and responsibilities would be increasingly complicated by the Health and Safety Reform Bill will today be relieved following the release of the revised report from the ... More >>

Volunteers could end up paying the price of police vetting

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 8:37 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) expresses its concern today as it is revealed that no concessions have been made by the Law and Order select committee to provide exemptions for not-for-profits under the proposed The Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill. More >>

New Zealand is our place to volunteer

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 3:41 pm | Volunteer New Zealand

National Volunteer Week (NVW) (21 – 27 June) is in full swing as we celebrate volunteers and the place volunteering has in Aotearoa New Zealand’s communities. More >>

Time to celebrate Microvolunteering Day

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 10:43 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Time to celebrate Microvolunteering Day New Zealand celebrates Microvolunteering Day on April 15th, 2015. Through an internet-connected device, or offline in small increments of time, microvolunteering is usually done to benefit a nonprofit organisation. ... More >>

Nominations open for Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 12:29 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards – which publicly recognises the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s health and disability services. More >>

Kiwis now fifth in the world for giving

Monday, 1 December 2014, 7:35 am | Volunteering New Zealand

New Zealanders can stand tall and proud to be placed fifth in the world for giving and for volunteer participation. More >>

Celebrating Volunteering on 5 December

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1:15 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) encourages organisations to recognise their volunteer’s invaluable contribution to society and celebrate International Volunteer Day on Friday 5 December. More >>

Volunteer Workforce Strengthened by Senior Citizens

Friday, 7 November 2014, 10:39 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) has spoken out against recent claims that the health needs of senior citizens are a financial drain on provincial towns. More >>

Kiwis top Australasian volunteers manager awards

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 10:05 am | Volunteering New Zealand

New Zealanders have won the two top volunteer management titles in the 2014 Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers Awards. More >>

Thank you to the leaders of Volunteers across Aotearoa

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 11:43 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is encouraging organisations to celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM) to be held next week on Wednesday 5 November. More >>

6 week countdown to International Volunteer Managers Day

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:46 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) encourages organisations to celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day (IVM Day) to be held on November 5. More >>

Matariki, a great time for giving

Saturday, 28 June 2014, 3:25 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Matariki, also known as the Māori New Year, begins 28 June this year. Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades, and traditionally it signals the beginning of the Māori New Year, when the cluster of stars appear ... More >>

Make the most of your volunteers

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 10:57 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteers make a critical contribution to many New Zealand organisations. The individual efforts of these people help professional groups to achieve established goals, so appropriate volunteer management strategy is hugely beneficial for realising the ... More >>

Youth driving global volunteerism

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 1:47 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering is returning to the forefront of the global conscience, and youth are a critical motivation for this shift. The World Giving Index 2013 by the Charities Aid Foundation attributes a renewed focus on volunteering to the involvement of global ... More >>

Flexibility is key to grow employer-supported volunteering

Monday, 16 June 2014, 11:47 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Aligning workplaces with volunteering opportunities allows busy employees the chance to give back to their communities during working hours. Businesses can make a significant impact on their local communities by donating some of their employees’ time to ... More >>

Volunteering from the ground up

Friday, 13 June 2014, 12:37 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week (15-21 June) recognises volunteers from all community backgrounds. The recent release of the Quarterly Volunteering and Donating Indicators from the Department of Internal Affairs shows that people aged 40-49 are volunteering the ... More >>

Youth play an important role with our nation’s volunteers

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 12:39 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Celebrations for this year’s Youth Week will take place from 17-25 May. Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) believes that young people should be recognised as part of the diverse community of volunteers in our nation, and as key players in making volunteering ... More >>

Diversity is important in volunteer involving organisations

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 4:41 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Friday 21 March marks the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination – Race Relations Day. Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) would like to remind those who volunteer or manage volunteers that diversity is important to volunteering. More >>

Quick volunteering with a difference on 15 March

Friday, 14 March 2014, 11:28 am | Volunteering New Zealand

In today’s busy lifestyles, giving your time to volunteer can be difficult to find. The odd minute or spare hour of time usually is all you think you have to give. Microvolunteering is a concept where instead of a volunteer offering large chunks of their day, week ... More >>



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