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Celebrating volunteers and working together

Sarah MacdonaldSarah Macdonald

Marketing and Membership Manager | Volunteering New Zealand

National Volunteer Week, 21-27 June 2020, will celebrate ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi | The benefit of working together’.  Volunteering New Zealand is encouraging everyone to start planning NVW2020 celebrations and activities. Read more »

Charities and community sector rely significantly on the generosity of volunteers

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney
Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

COVID-19 highlights the need to understand the value, impact and potential of volunteering, and the infrastructure, that enables volunteers to enrich Aotearoa, New Zealand. Read more »

Learn Now Me ako inaianei

elp_year_lifelong_learning_20_finalsmallNicola Sutton

Chief Executive | English Language Partners New Zealand

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind working.” Henry Ford Read more »

Community and voluntary organisations continue to make a difference in our communities

chris-glaudelChris Glaudel | ComVoices Chair

Deputy Chief Executive | Community Housing Aotearoa

The country’s community and voluntary organisations are delivering services where they matter – to New Zealanders in need – even as they continue to grapple with a number of significant challenges. Read more »

What’s your superpower?

nicola_2018-200x300Nicola Sutton

Chief Executive | English Language Partners New Zealand

The saying, “I volunteer. What is your superpower?” seems apt as the world celebrates International Volunteer Day tomorrow (5 December). Read more »

Volunteer for an Inclusive Future – E whai wāhi ai te katoa, kia tūao te tū

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney

Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

International Volunteer Day celebrates the contribution and impact volunteers make in their communities.

Volunteer for an Inclusive Future – E whai wāhi ai te katoa, kia tūao te tū’ highlights the power of volunteering to achieve SDG 10 and the pursuit of equality – including inclusion – through volunteerism. Read more »

Māori Language Week: Te Reo and workplace wellbeing

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney

Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

To mark Te Wiki o te Reo Māori  | Māori Language Week we’re reflecting on the link between speaking te Reo at work and job satisfaction. There are many meaningful ways to learn and use te Reo and we hope to inspire you to try some of them.  Read more »

Volunteer story map – giving volunteers a voice

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Michelle Kitney

Interim Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

Volunteering New Zealand recently launched an interactive map of volunteer stories from across Aotearoa. It celebrates the contribution of volunteers within their unique communities, from the top to the bottom of Aotearoa.  Read more »

Community connectors

nicola_2018-200x300Nicola Sutton

Chief Executive, English Language Partners New Zealand

 “How can I meet new people? How can I connect?” a migrant newcomer asked herself after arriving in New Zealand knowing no one. Read more »

Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together

michelle-kitneyMichelle Kitney

Director of Communications and Sector Development | Volunteering New Zealand

This week, 16-22 June people, communities and organisations throughout Aotearoa have collaborated and connected to celebrate National Volunteer Week (NVW).

When we volunteer our time we send a message about what is important in our communities. This NVW we celebrate the diversity of volunteers and volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action in Aotearoa. Read more »

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