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Volunteering and Wellbeing

vnz-logoMichelle Kitney

General Manager | Volunteering New Zealand

The introduction of Treasury’s Living Standards Framework into the 2019 Budget is being greeted enthusiastically by a number of organisations including Volunteering New Zealand. The Wellbeing Budget, as it is known, will take a more holistic approach to valuing what is important to New Zealanders, including for the first time, social and environmental indicators as well as measures of economic health. Work in the area of wellbeing has become established over the last decade both internationally and in New Zealand and many of the objections and obstacles to measuring “intangibles” such as wellbeing have been overcome. Read more »

10 reflections on the state of volunteering in NZ

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Chief Executive | Volunteering New Zealand

Recruitment has begun for my replacement at Volunteering New Zealand, so like Janus, I want to take this opportunity to look back and look forward on what I see as the state of volunteering in NZ.

Looking back Read more »