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We have a schedule of Volunteering New Zealand campaigns and events. Our next campaign is National Volunteer Week,
20–26 June 2021.

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Connect Our Hearts

~ Call for best volunteer moments (Event Closed)

To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2021, 20-26 June, Volunteering New Zealand has gathered over 50 volunteering stories across Aotearoa. We are very grateful for all who shared their stories.

You can read some of these stories on our National Volunteer Week website. Let’s connect our hearts together by sharing our best volunteering moments!

Click here to see the stories. New

National Volunteer Week 2021

Recognise| Connect| Reimagine

National Volunteer Week 2021 (#NVW2021) will run from 20-26 June 2021. National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of all volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Preparing for Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu


Want some help preparing for how you will celebrate and recognise your volunteers during National Volunteer Week?

Read Exult Tonic Magazine 50 Preparing for National Volunteer Week 2021, co-written by Michelle Kitney (Volunteering NZ) and Megan Thorn (Exult) for Tonic Magazine.

It includes some awesome NVW ideas and an 8-week action planner. New

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