Communities where volunteering is recognised and respected and advances the common good.
Work done of one’s own free will, unpaid, for the common good.
To benefit communities in New Zealand by promoting, supporting, encouraging and representing volunteering
Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) is an association of volunteer centres and national and other organisations with a commitment to volunteering. Current member organisations cover emergency services, health, welfare, education, culture, faith based services, community support, ethnic groups, sport and recreation, conservation, special interests, advocacy and international volunteering.
VNZ’s mission is to create an environment which supports, promotes, values and encourages effective volunteering by the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. VNZ provides a national voice for volunteering and volunteers. This is a different role from that of other organisations which speak on behalf of not-for-profit or voluntary organisations. We also encompass volunteering across the whole community.