Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono are holding online conversations around the concepts of belonging and inclusion and they’ve created exclusive events for Microvolunteering Day, 15 April.

Recently, the Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono began a nationwide road trip to hold conversations around the concepts of belonging and inclusion. Its team has been talking with individuals across the country to ask what belonging feels like, what hinders this, and what needs to change.

A project launched in response to the March 15 attacks in Christchurch, the objective is to hear first-hand from diverse groups of people (from all walks of life) about their own experiences and insights related to belonging and inclusion. These insights will help inform a Strategy for Belonging and Inclusion.

With Covid-19 changing the way we all now engage, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono is taking these conversations online.

Exclusive Events for Microvolunteering Day

As part of Microvolunteering Day on 15 April, online events have been made exclusively available to Volunteering New Zealand. Anjum Rahman – project lead and Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to ethnic communities and women – will be facilitating each event.

These events are a welcoming and informal conversation via Zoom where you can talk through three key questions: When do you feel like we belong; what hinders this; and what needs to change? Spaces are limited to 12 attendees per event – and run for 90- minutes.

Book online here for 15 April events:

9am – 10.30am
Eventbrite Link – Group 1
12pm – 1.30pm
Eventbrite Link – Group 2
3pm – 4.30pm
Eventbrite Link – Group 3
7pm – 8.30pm
Eventbrite Link – Group 4

If your preferred event is booked out, please add your name to the waiting list and Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono will endeavour to accommodate you.

Can’t join an event?

Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono also has an online survey which poses the same three questions and can be completed at a time that works for you. The survey is available in multiple languages and with the option to voice record answers.

Take the survey here.

A note from Anjum

“We have a vision for a country where everyone has a place to belong. The freedom to thrive, to be understood and appreciated for your individuality – and to be embraced as a valued member of New Zealand society. These are all things we want as individuals and communities. This initiative will focus on how we can support that. Your insights and experiences are invaluable. We are very grateful to you for sharing your time and thoughts with us.”