Join Volunteering New Zealand

Demonstrate the value your organisation places on volunteerism in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Join us to demonstrate the value your organisation places on volunteerism. Volunteering New Zealand supports our sector through valuing, advocating and leading volunteering in Aotearoa. Our members uphold the vision and values of Volunteering New Zealand. Membership benefits include: access to the latest resources, a voice in advocacy, support from our team, and discounts to training and professional development opportunities.

Our members include organisations that cover emergency services, health, welfare, education, culture, community support, sport and recreation, conservation, special interests, advocacy and international volunteering. Most of our members are national organisations.

VNZ Membership is:

  • A contribution to volunteering recognition, best practice resource development and advocacy work that we do as the voice of volunteering.
  • Discounts on our annual conference and VNZ presentations and workshops.
  • Networking and peer support opportunities with other members.
  • First to hear about volunteering trends and news.
  • Voting rights at our AGM (apart from Corporate Associate members).
  • A statement that your organisation supports and values inclusive and impactful volunteering.
  • View full list of membership benefits.

VNZ membership does not include support to find volunteers or membership to any of the volunteer centres around the country. VNZ membership does not substitute for, or preclude, membership of a regional volunteer centre. To join volunteer centres and to list volunteer opportunities you will need to contact them directly, you can find a list here.

Membership benefits include:

  • Sector updates and research -Learn about community sector updates and latest trends as they happen. Information from New Zealand and internationally.
  • Priority access to promotional material, educational and other resources produced by or made available through VNZ.
  • You have a voice – We make it easy for you to have a voice and share with us your views on policy and government submissions related to the community sector. Attend and vote at the VNZ Annual General Meeting.
  • Advocacy – We represent your interests through extensive advocacy.
  • Growing the profession – First to know about regional training opportunities, free access to leadership tools such as LeadMe and InvolveMe and Best Practice Guidelines
  • Newsletters – Members-only newsletters with the latest news, resources and research.
  • Support – Support letters from us, which you can add to support funding applications. Support from our team as well. Priority support for your organisation with volunteer strategy and information, utilising our LeadMe and InvolveMe platforms, NZ Best Practice Guidelines and NZ Competencies for Managers of Volunteers.
  • Workshops and training – Generous discounts on mentoring, workshop, training or presentation delivery to your organisation on volunteering issues – trends, management training, motivational presentations or mentoring sessions.
  • Discounts – Discounted organisation contents/liability insurance with Rothbury Insurance, through our national umbrella agreement (saving some of our members over 30-40% from their previous arrangements).
  • Generous discounts on mentoring, workshops, training or presentation delivery to your organisation on volunteering issues – trends, management training, motivational presentations or mentoring sessions.
  • Events – Attendance at exclusive member engagements and events. Action Learning Groups, CE Forums, and more.
  • Networking – Professional family. Exclusive member event engagements. Opportunities to connect to national and international volunteering movements at educational workshops and conferences.

Global Impact

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 provides members with first-access to international resources and updates.

Membership fees

Only full year fees are payable, for the year commencing 01 July

Note that we have made changes to the bands 2023/2024 (ex GST) 2022/2023 (ex GST)
$0 – $139,999**: 110* 100
$140,000 – $299,999: 175 150
$300,000 – $999,999: 350 300
$1,000,000+:10,0000 500 450
Over $10,000,000+: 550 450
Individual $30 30