Tell us your volunteer story for a chance to win a place at a special National Volunteer Week event!

To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2024 in June, Volunteering New Zealand is gathering stories of volunteering from across Aotearoa.

We want to hear from:

  • Individuals
  • Organisations/ teams

The purpose of this story collection is to:

  1. Recognise volunteers: New Zealand is a nation of volunteers and we want the nation to recognise you! By sharing your stories, you can help us elevate and recognise the power of volunteering.
  2. Connect and Unify: The theme of National Volunteer Week 2024 is “Whiria te Tangata” weaving the people together. Volunteering connects people, communities, and society. What connections have you made through volunteering? What benefits have your communities seen?
  3. Celebrate: We will be holding a month-long celebration of volunteers and volunteering during June. Called ‘The Big Shout Out’ there will be local and national events and media promotion. We will select several volunteers/ organisation representatives to attend a National Volunteer Week event. In 2023, this was hosted by the Governor General.

How to participate

Use these forms to tell your story:

Or email your story to:


  1. What is your name?
  2. What is the main organisation you volunteer for?
  3. How did you get started in volunteering? What has your volunteering journey been like?
  4. What is the outcome/ impact of volunteering for you personally and for your organisation?
  5. The theme of National Volunteer Week is Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together. Have you made many new connections through your volunteer role? Has your volunteer work helped you meet people you may not otherwise meet?
  6. Is there anything else you’d like to add to your volunteering story?

By 30 April 2024.

Those participants selected to participate in the National Volunteer Week event will be notified by 14 May.


※ Personal Information Collection Notice 

Volunteering New Zealand will collect your name and your e-mail address to communicate with you about your story submission.

You have the option to agree to us sharing your stories.