Our aspiration for Aotearoa New Zealand
Volunteering is valued as part of who we are as a nation. We thrive and are enriched by the goodwill of volunteers in every community and their contribution and impact is recognised and supported.
Our aspiration for Volunteering New Zealand
A large and diverse membership and our strong partnerships with government, iwi/Māori, communities and business enable us to transform volunteering in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We are kaitiaki of Mahi Aroha, empowering volunteers to enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.
The kaupapa that drives us:
- Manaakitanga: We care, we nurture, we grow.
- Whakawhanaungatanga: We build connections, and meaningful and enduring
- Inspire by example: We are bold and enterprising.
- High expectations: We set the bar high for ourselves and others.
Definition of volunteering
Work done of one’s own free will, unpaid, for the common good.