VNZ National Conference

Pivot is the title of Volunteering New Zealand’s annual national conference. We feature inspiring and thoughtful speakers from New Zealand and around the world with the goal of encouraging new ideas that you can use to grow your organisation.

When: Monday, 29 October 2018

Where: Rydges, Latimer Square, Christchurch

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Volunteer Managers Day

Managers of volunteers, the people responsible for ensuring many of New Zealand’s workforce of 1.2m volunteers have as great an impact as possible, will be celebrated on nationwide on Sunday, 5 November during International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD).

IVMD is a chance to recognise and celebrate the vital work volunteer managers provide to volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations through effective volunteer strategy, culture, communication and resources. Without this work, volunteers’ time, talents and efforts would be wasted.

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International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IV Day), a United Nations led initiative, is celebrated annually on the 5th of December. It is used to show our appreciation to the regions volunteers, because individuals and communities benefit considerably as a result of volunteers and volunteering.

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National Volunteer Week

Each year New Zealand celebrates National Volunteer Week to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers in areas as diverse as social development, the economy and the environment. We celebrate volunteers and the invaluable contribution they make to our communities.


National Volunteer Week 2019 is 16 – 22 June 2019.

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Student Volunteer Week

Student Volunteer Week (SVW) celebrates young people who are striving to make a change through volunteering, and encourages students to try volunteering. Dates for 2019 are yet to be set, but will include a wide variety of events, activities, and awareness-raising campaigns led by universities, tertiaries and schools nationwide.

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