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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 >>

Theme announced for National Volunteer Week 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 5:30 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is pleased to announce that National Volunteer Week (NVW) will be held this year on 15 – 21 June 2014. This year’s campaign is inspired by the following whakataukī: “Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ait e tangata” ... More >>

Pleasing results for NZ’s volunteering efforts

Monday, 16 December 2013, 4:06 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Vanisa Dhiru, CEO of Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) and Sam Johnson have been in Macau last week attending the 14th IAVE conference. The conference promotes shared learning on a global scale about the volunteer sector. Their trip coincides with ... More >>

Let’s celebrate volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 5:42 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

(VNZ) encourages organisations to celebrate International Volunteer (IV) Day on Thursday 5 December. “Tumeke Koutou Maa!” which translates to “Thanks to Aotearoa’s Volunteers” has been the inspiration for IV Day this year. More >>

Volunteering New Zealand thanks Managers of Volunteers

Friday, 1 November 2013, 12:38 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

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

Pro Bono Week celebrates employee volunteering

Monday, 28 October 2013, 1:08 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

During Pro Bono Week 2013, 20 - 26 October, Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) has been encouraging New Zealand to recognise those who do pro bono. More >>

New Zealand joins global movement with Pro Bono Week

Sunday, 20 October 2013, 3:11 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) will join countries around the globe by celebrating and encouraging corporate generosity with Pro Bono Week from 20 – 26 October 2013. More >>

Updates to National Volunteering Conference Programme

Friday, 20 September 2013, 9:19 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) this week released an update of the programme for their 2013 national conference held on 19-20 November at Te Papa in Wellington. More >>

International Volunteer Managers Day theme announced

Monday, 16 September 2013, 11:47 am | Volunteering New Zealand

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

Call for questions for National Volunteer Conference

Tuesday, 2 July 2013, 12:01 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Today Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) opens registrations for their biennial national conference taking place on 19-20 November 2013 at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington. More >>

Volunteering New Zealand thanks volunteers around Aotearoa

Monday, 24 June 2013, 12:40 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

This week messages of praise and appreciation for volunteers have flooded in as Aotearoa celebrates National Volunteer Week. Community organisations, groups and initiatives that rely upon the generosity and services of volunteers have thanked them for their ... More >>

Emergency Volunteers in Action for National Volunteer Week

Friday, 21 June 2013, 1:43 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week is drawing to a close, but volunteers in the emergency management areas across the country burst into action last night More >>

Aotearoa needs more volunteers to give time

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 3:04 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

“Volunteer numbers remain stable, a good sign considering the economic climate,” says Vanisa Dhiru, Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand. But there is still a need for more people to give time to their communities if they are able. More >>



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