Volunteers and volunteer organisations have been at the forefront of ensuring our communities have been well supported this year, says the Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector.

The Minister has released a video thanking volunteers for their work through trying times, who have been “reaching out to people who needed support, accessing things like food, shelter, vaccinations or just a check-in phone call”.

“Volunteering is essential to the social and economic recovery of Aotearoa New Zealand, helping to sustain the wellbeing, connectedness and resilience of the communities that we serve,” the Hon Radhakrishnan said.