We are kaitiaki of Mahi Aroha, empowering volunteers to enrich Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

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We have a schedule of Volunteering New Zealand campaigns and events. Our next campaign is International Volunteer Managers Day, 5 November 2020.

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Campaign dates announced 2020/21

We are super excited to announce all the Volunteering New Zealand campaign dates for 2020/21!

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VNZ’s Response to COVID-19

What steps the Volunteering New Zealand team is taking to support its members, volunteers and volunteering and to provide you with the latest information and volunteering resources available.

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State of Volunteering 2020

Covid-19 has put a spotlight on the voluntary sector. It highlighted the sector’s vital contribution to unity, kindness and the wellbeing of New Zealanders. It mobilised younger people to fill in when vulnerable volunteers had to stand down. It saw whānau and friends uniting behind things that mattered most to them.

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