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Reflecting on a Year of Volunteering

Monday, 4 December 2017, 9:38 am | Volunteering New Zealand

The end of the year is often a time for reflection on our progress and achievements. It is fitting, then, that International Volunteer Day (IV Day) is held each year on 5 December. IV Day is the ideal opportunity to recognise and reward the 1.2 million ... More >>

VNZ recognises International Volunteer Managers Day

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 3:05 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Managers of volunteers, the people responsible for ensuring many of New Zealand’s workforce of 1.2m volunteers have as great an impact as possible will be celebrated on nationwide on Sunday, 5 November during International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD). More >>

VNZ marks International Day of Democracy

Friday, 15 September 2017, 9:35 am | Volunteering New Zealand

New Zealanders are facing an exciting month, as 2017 General Election is drawing near. While the excitement for the upcoming election continues to rise, International Day of Democracy on 15 September is sure to give us a welcome opportunity to reflect ... More >>

Political Parties Respond to Volunteering NZ

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 4:27 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering, like voting, is an opportunity to exercise our democratic citizenship. More >>

VNZ Releases InvolveMe

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 2:31 pm | Volunteer New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand is pleased to release ‘InvolveMe’ a free online tool designed to help strengthen the effort of our nation’s 1.2 million volunteers. More >>

Our Week to Recognise our 1.2 Million Volunteer Workforce

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 5:40 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week is here! It’s a week to recognise and celebrate the efforts of 1.2 million kiwis who volunteer their time for the good of our communities and nation. More >>

2016 State of Volunteering in New Zealand Report Released

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 1:47 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand releases the results of its second inaugural survey on the State of Volunteering in New Zealand report today, providing the sector with some telling insights. More >>

VNZ recognises NZ's environmental volunteers

Sunday, 4 June 2017, 2:03 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Today on World Environment Day, Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) recognises the value of people who contribute their time in protecting and sustaining Earth’s resources. More >>

VNZ Applauds Increase to Support for Volunteering Fund

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 3:49 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) applauds the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Hon Alfred Ngaro following his announcement earlier today to double the Support for Volunteering Fund. More >>

Volunteering Helps to End Hunger

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 8:17 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Did you go to bed hungry last night? In New Zealand, about 40 per cent of New Zealand households go hungry, skip meals or scrimp on ingredients because they are not "food secure". Or put another way, one in nine people in the world today (795 million) ... More >>

Student Volunteer Week

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 2:47 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

The Student Volunteer Expo at Canterbury University yesterday aimed to profile volunteer opportunities to students. Exhibitors comprised 25 community organisations in the Canterbury region which are seeking volunteers. Many expressed how delighted they ... More >>

VNZ Applauds Finding on ACC Coverage for Quake Volunteer

Monday, 1 May 2017, 3:29 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand and the wider volunteering sector welcome news this morning that an Auckland District Court judge has awarded ACC coverage to a volunteer as a result of a mental injury sustained during the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. More >>

Student Volunteer Week

Monday, 1 May 2017, 10:17 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Student Volunteer Week 2017 (SVW2017) commences today, providing an opportunity to recognise our national student volunteer effort and achievements. More >>

Volunteering Beats Depression

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 4:54 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

This World Health Day, Volunteering New Zealand recognises the thousands of volunteers working throughout New Zealand to beat depression. More >>

Volunteering plays a role in water quality

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:51 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand marks World Water Day today by promoting the ways and means volunteers ensure safe and clean water both domestically and internationally. More >>

Volunteering has a place for changing the world for women

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 9:36 am | Volunteering New Zealand

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day and Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) supports this effort and the UN theme: Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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