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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 >>

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 >>



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