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Our aspiration for Aotearoa New Zealand is that volunteering is valued as part of
who we are as a nation.

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Campaigns and events everyone who is involved in volunteering can participate in. Our next campaign is National Volunteer Week 19-25 June. 

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Volunteering in Aotearoa 2022

Community Organisations – please tell us how volunteering has changed for you. It will help inform our State of Volunteering Report 2022.

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Health Volunteer Awards 2022

The 2022 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards are open for nominations. These are a great way of recognising and celebrating individuals and teams of volunteers who freely share their time, energy and compassion to help improve the health and wellbeing of others.

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Minister thanks volunteers

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.

She’s thanked volunteers in this video.

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