We are kaitiaki of Mahi Aroha, empowering volunteers to enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our aspiration for Aotearoa New Zealand is that volunteering is valued as part of who we are as a nation.

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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



To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2021, 20-26 June, Volunteering New Zealand is gathering the volunteering stories from volunteers in Aotearoa.

What is your best volunteer experience, or the most touching moment you have had from volunteering?

Please complete the questionnaire to tell your story by 31 May.

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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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