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Quake Volunteers Show the Spirit

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 10:03 pm | Volunteer New Zealand

This day acknowledges and recognises the power that working together in our communities has and is especially relevant for us following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 14th of November in Kaikoura and surrounding areas. More >>

Open Letter on International Volunteer Manager’s Day - 5 Nov

Monday, 7 November 2016, 9:51 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteers play a vital role in many organisations, from delivering services and connecting with communities to helping to realise an organisation’s vision. More >>

Police Vetting Bill Outcome - Democracy in Action

Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 3:34 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

The Government’s announcement that explicit exemptions have been provided for the voluntary sector in the Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill is ‘democracy in action’ says Scott Miller, Chief Executive of Volunteering New Zealand. More >>

Police vetting Bill will distress volunteering organisations

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 2:19 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Police vetting Bill will distress volunteering organisations The Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill will likely have its second reading in Parliament today, leaving Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) and the wider sector it represents concerned with the financial ... More >>

National Volunteer Week A Success

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 10:07 pm | Volunteer New Zealand

As National Volunteer Week (19-25 June 2016) finishes today, Volunteering New Zealand would like to acknowledge the scope of this campaign. “We consider National Volunteer Week a success because the participation of volunteers and organisations all around ... More >>

Report Calls for Government to Make Time for SDGs

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 11:39 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) have today released their summary of the UN State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (2015) which presents how volunteering helps communities at local and international levels, and ties in to a universal agenda ... More >>

Giving Thanks On World Refugee Day

Monday, 20 June 2016, 4:27 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

As messages of praise and thanks for volunteers are flooding in during National Volunteer Week, Volunteering New Zealand would like to recognise volunteers on World Refugee Day, a global observance dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees ... More >>

Volunteering Statistics Point to Effective Managers

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 5:27 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

The release of the Statistics New Zealand “Non-profit institutions satellite account: 2013” (NPISA) data today indicate that New Zealand remains a country with a strong commitment to volunteering, but through less hours volunteered. More >>

VNZ Welcomes Proposed Changes to Fire Service

Monday, 2 May 2016, 5:30 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement on Friday, 29 April by Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne to re-build a fire service that supports its volunteer and paid workforce and its rural and urban communities. More >>

Microvolunteering Day – the value of making a little time

Friday, 15 April 2016, 10:01 am | Volunteering New Zealand

April 15 marks Microvolunteering Day when volunteering is recast as an activity that needs not be constrained by stereotypical views of volunteering being a time and commitment intensive activity. More >>

Giving thanks to our student volunteers

Tuesday, 12 April 2016, 9:49 am | Volunteering New Zealand

New Zealand’s Student Volunteer Week (SVW), a weeklong celebration of all things student volunteering, kicked off yesterday. More >>

Nominations Open for Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

Friday, 18 March 2016, 10:33 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. These awards publicly recognise the many outstanding volunteers who support New Zealand’s health and disability services. More >>

First State of Volunteering in New Zealand Report Released

Monday, 29 February 2016, 10:43 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand announces the results of its inaugural State of the New Zealand Volunteering Sector survey today. More >>

Celebrating International Volunteer Day

Friday, 4 December 2015, 9:32 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) celebrates New Zealand’s volunteers and volunteering in general on International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5th December. More >>

Power Behind Volunteers

Wednesday, 4 November 2015, 10:58 am | Volunteering New Zealand

IMVD is a chance to recognise and celebrate those who work to support New Zealand volunteers. More >>

Volunteering the Neighbourly Way

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 3:49 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is pleased to announce its partnership with website Neighbourly.co.nz - a commitment to working together to support and promote volunteering efforts in New Zealand communities. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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