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 Student Volunteer Week, 30 March – 5 April 2020.

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VNZ’s Response to COVID-19

With the unfolding COVID-19 situation we wanted to let you know what steps the Volunteering New Zealand team is taking to support its members, and to provide you with the latest information and volunteering resources available.

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Student Volunteer Week

30 March – 5 April 2020. Student Volunteer Week (SVW) celebrates young people who are striving to make a change through volunteering, and encourages students to try volunteering.

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Find your local Volunteer Centre

Volunteers best understand the needs of their communities, and the solutions to their challenges. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact a Volunteer Centre in person, by phone or via their website.

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