We are committed to working collaboratively with decision makers to ensure that the diverse needs of volunteers, organisations that engage volunteers, and the wider volunteering eco-system are represented in the development of policies, regulations and practice.

Briefing to Incoming Minister 2023

In our Briefing to the Incoming Minister, we said: “Volunteering New Zealand is a trusted voice for the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector and as an advisor to the Department of Internal Affairs. Due to our broad membership, extensive networks, and knowledge of the sector, we are uniquely positioned to provide advice and support to the Government. We will continue to work collaboratively to strengthen the sector.”

March 2023: In the lead-up to the General Election 2023, we developed a manifesto of key asks for political parties.

We also supported the Funding Fit for Purpose campaign. This was a joint call to political parties to fix funding for the community and voluntary sector.

Advocacy and submissions on volunteering policy topics are part of our core business. Three key documents:

  • The Government Policy on Volunteering 2002 here.
  • Volunteering New Zealand 2020 Election manifesto here
  • Volunteering New Zealand Briefing to Community and Voluntary Minister 2020 here.

2022/23 Submissions

2021/2022 Submissions

2020/2021 Submissions

2019/20 Submissions

2018/19 Submissions

2017/18 Submissions

2016/17 Submissions

2015/16 Submissions:

2014/15 Submissions:

Earlier submissions (2006-2013):