A selection of Volunteering New Zealand campaigns and events for 2019 and 2020.

VNZ also offers an on-going learning and development events including Webinars


International Volunteer Day 2019

IVDay is an international event run by UN Volunteers and celebrated every year on 5 December. It champions the impact volunteers have in communities, nationally and globally. The campaign theme for IVDay 2019 is focused around SDG 10 and the pursuit of equality – including inclusion – through volunteerism.

When: 5 December 2019

Theme: Volunteer for an Inclusive Future – E whai wāhi ai te katoa, kia tūao te tū.

Download IVDay 2019 resources

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. SVW includes a wide variety of events, activities, and awareness-raising campaigns led by universities, tertiaries and schools nationwide. SVW 2020 theme to be announced!

When: 30 March – 5 April 2020.

Learn more

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. National Volunteer Week 2020 will run from June 21-27 2020. Theme to be announced!

When: 21-27 June 2020

Learn more

International Volunteer Managers Day 2019

International Volunteer Managers Day is an international event held annually on 5 November. This year marks the 20th year that IVMDay has been celebrated internationally. The theme this year “changing the tune!” presents an opportunity to reflect how we can move Volunteer Management forward into the next 20-years.

We’re changing the tune! International Volunteer Managers Day! #IVMDay19.

When: 5 November 2019

Theme: Changing the tune

Download resources here.


PIVOT. VNZ’s National Conference 2020

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: TBC

Where: Auckland

Learn more about Pivot 2019

Pivot 2019