2017 Election – What you need to know

Volunteering is central to the social development, economy and environment of New Zealanders.

Contributing 157 million hours of their time per annum through organisations, volunteers are a vital element of the non-profit sector and our wider economy, providing the equivalent of approximately $3.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product.

There are many changes occurring within the volunteering sector making it essential that our sector remains well supported and future-proofed. The 2017 election provides an opportunity to look at how the Government can ensure volunteering remains a strong part of our nation’s identity.

Responses by the Parties

National Party

Volunteering New Zealand met with Hon Alfred Ngaro on Wednesday, 28 June 2017

We will be publishing the National Party response to our manifesto here once it has been received.

Labour Party

Volunteering New Zealand met with Poto Williams on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

We will be publishing the Labour Party response to our manifesto here once it has been received.

Green Party

Volunteering New Zealand met with Jan Logie on Monday, 3 July 2017.

We will be publishing the Green Party response to our manifesto here once it has been received.

New Zealand First

Volunteering New Zealand has emailed Ria Bond on Monday, 26 June 2017.

We will be publishing the New Zealand First Party response to our manifesto here once it has been received.

Maori Party

Volunteering New Zealand has emailed Marama Fox on Monday, 3 July 2017.

We will be publishing the Maori Party response to our manifesto here once it has been received.

ACT Party

Volunteering New Zealand has emailed David Seymour on Monday, 3 July 2017.

We will be publishing the ACT Party response to our manifesto here once it has been received.

UnitedFuture Party

VNZ is pleased to include the following response from United Future.

UnitedFuture supports the vital role that volunteer and community agencies play in our society. These agencies often have the expertise, networks and strong community focus to deliver services more effectively than government. We would work with the community and voluntary sector to create a forum for leaders of the sector, with the same function and gravitas as the Iwi Leaders Forum“.

Click here to read the full response.

The Opportunities Party

Volunteering New Zealand has yet to email the Opportunities Party.

We will be publishing the Opportunities Party response to our manifesto here once it has been received.

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