National Volunteer Week – VNZ in the news

Here are some of the articles that the VNZ team have written or been quoted in for National Volunteer Week 2017:

  • How to find time to be a volunteer [AUCKLAND NOW] – http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/93413814/how-to-find-time-to-be-a-volunteer [Author, Dave Adams]
  • Dave Adams: 7 reasons you should become a volunteer [Dominion Post, Opinion page] http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/93732112/dave-adams-7-reasons-you-should-become-a-volunteer
  • Retired couple find meaning through mentoring children [Over60 online] http://www.oversixty.co.nz/lifestyle/retirement-life/2017/06/retired-couple-find-meaning-through-mentoring-children/ [Author, Dave Adams]
  • NZ Football and its volunteers 
    News

    November newsletter

    Read the latest sector news in our September newsletter including:

    • International Volunteer Day 2017 (5 December 2017)
    • New VNZ Board announced,
    • Read the 2017 Annual Impact Report.
    • VNZ invites you to contribute to an academic study investigating bullying, conflict, abuse and incivility in volunteer settings.
    • OpEds from Johann Go, Divisional Manager, St John New Zealand and Glenda Martin Volunteering Canterbury’s Outreach and Marketing Manager

    Read the November newsletter

     

    Rob Jackson’s Reading List

    Rob Jackson delivered a great Master Class on day two of our Pivot Conference in Auckland. This covered topics such as setting a clear philosophy of volunteering, to measuring the contribution of volunteers. In this session Rob also shared tools and strategies to help you effect change within organisations.

    He also shared his latest “recommended reading” list with us.  Rob Jackson’s reading list follows below.

    So here it is, Rob Jackson’s Reading List

    Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto

    This book looks at the use of checklists in the business world and the medical profession, with Gawande examining how it could be used for greater efficiency, consistency and safety. Gawande stated he was inspired to write The Checklist Manifesto after reading a story about a young child who survived a fall into a frozen pond and discovering the physician who saved her relied heavily on checklists.

     

    Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking

    Black Box Thinking is about the willingness and tenacity to investigate the lessons that often exist when we fail, but which we rarely exploit. It is about creating systems and cultures that enable organizations to learn from errors, rather than being threatened by them.

     

     

    Adam Grant’s Originals

    In Originals Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. For a full book review, try this site.

     

     

    Rob Jackson is Director of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd, a consultancy and training company that helps engage and inspire people to bring about change. Rob has more than two decades experience working in the voluntary and community sector, holding a variety of strategic development and senior management roles that have focused on leading and engaging volunteers.

     

     http://www.volunteeringnz.org.nz/2017/06/nzf/ [Author, Hely Kim]
  • Lights, camera — just try it!
    News

    November newsletter

    Read the latest sector news in our September newsletter including:

    • International Volunteer Day 2017 (5 December 2017)
    • New VNZ Board announced,
    • Read the 2017 Annual Impact Report.
    • VNZ invites you to contribute to an academic study investigating bullying, conflict, abuse and incivility in volunteer settings.
    • OpEds from Johann Go, Divisional Manager, St John New Zealand and Glenda Martin Volunteering Canterbury’s Outreach and Marketing Manager

    Read the November newsletter

     

    Rob Jackson’s Reading List

    Rob Jackson delivered a great Master Class on day two of our Pivot Conference in Auckland. This covered topics such as setting a clear philosophy of volunteering, to measuring the contribution of volunteers. In this session Rob also shared tools and strategies to help you effect change within organisations.

    He also shared his latest “recommended reading” list with us.  Rob Jackson’s reading list follows below.

    So here it is, Rob Jackson’s Reading List

    Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto

    This book looks at the use of checklists in the business world and the medical profession, with Gawande examining how it could be used for greater efficiency, consistency and safety. Gawande stated he was inspired to write The Checklist Manifesto after reading a story about a young child who survived a fall into a frozen pond and discovering the physician who saved her relied heavily on checklists.

     

    Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking

    Black Box Thinking is about the willingness and tenacity to investigate the lessons that often exist when we fail, but which we rarely exploit. It is about creating systems and cultures that enable organizations to learn from errors, rather than being threatened by them.

     

     

    Adam Grant’s Originals

    In Originals Grant addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. For a full book review, try this site.

     

     

    Rob Jackson is Director of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd, a consultancy and training company that helps engage and inspire people to bring about change. Rob has more than two decades experience working in the voluntary and community sector, holding a variety of strategic development and senior management roles that have focused on leading and engaging volunteers.

     

    http://www.volunteeringnz.org.nz/2017/06/lights-camera/ [Author, Laura Allen]
  • Media Release: Our Week to Recognise our 1.2 Million Volunteer Workforce http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1706/S00394/our-week-to-recognise-our-12-million-volunteer-workforce.htm
  • Volunteering Best Practice [dogoodjobs.co.nz] http://dogoodjobs.co.nz/guest-post-volunteering-best-practice/ [Author, Laura Allen]

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