Join us to demonstrate the value your organisation places on volunteerism.
Or find out more below.
Our members include organisations that cover emergency services, health, welfare, education, culture, community support, ethnic groups, sport and recreation, conservation, special interests, advocacy and international volunteering.
>> Members agree to uphold the vision, definition, beliefs and values of VNZ, noted in our Constitution.
>> View our current list of organisational members here.
>> View our membership fees here.
In addition to the benefits of discounts, opportunities and support listed on our benefits page, VNZ exists to support our sector to lead promotion, support, and advocacy of volunteering:
Promoting volunteering is important as it is the means from which volunteering is further encouraged, celebrated and recognised.
VNZ provides various campaigns and free promotional material for the wider sector to celebrate, recognise and grow volunteering in their organisation and across the sector.
VNZ provides various opportunities for support and networking for managers of volunteers.
Recent examples include workshops and a yearly conference, and engagement on our Best Practice Guidelines and Competencies. We also provide opportunities for direct 1:1 catch-ups with members.
Our research and other publications are also the result of our work for our members.
Stronger together: Advocacy for volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations
Volunteers make a huge contribution in New Zealand’s society and economy, in almost every type of activity: from sports, recreation, arts, culture and heritage to emergency and social services, health, education, conservation and the environment. The latest figures show that volunteer labour contribute $3.5 billion (1.7% of the total) to New Zealand’s gross domestic product (GDP)
Volunteer managers are in the vanguard of the new volunteering environment and potentially in piloting entirely new hybrids of how we deliver core social goods through a combination of private, public and third sector engagement. They need a strategic framework, strong training and support and a secure mandate to work their magic and transform potential into gold.
By becoming a member of VNZ, your organisation will be associated through us with this international movement.
VNZ is also a member of IAVE, the International Association for Volunteer Effort, and the Global Network of National Volunteer Centers.
VNZ membership does not substitute for, or preclude, membership of a regional volunteer centre.