New for 2023, Volunteering New Zealand brings you Ako Kōtui – Networking Series: lunchtime sessions to connect, share and network. Each month will see guests sharing their experience of relevant issue AND an opportunity for participants to discuss and share.

Learn about research and practical ideas, share the challenges and successes of managing volunteers, and build your resilience with a like-minded network.

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Encouraging Youth Volunteering

POSTPONED date to be confirmed – FREE Online

This online panel discussion will be on encouraging and supporting volunteering among youth volunteers.

Volunteering New Zealand’s Alice Mander will be joined by experienced volunteers and advocates:

  • Joanna Li (Volunteer Wellington, Student leader)
  • Laura O’Connell Rapira (community leader and activist, former director of Action Station)
  • Neo Kenny (Volunteer Coordinator at InsideOUT Kōaro),

to discuss how can volunteer organisations and youth themselves practice great volunteering that supports wellbeing?

Previous sessions

Recognition of Volunteers – 27 April

Volunteer managers from six organisations share their practices for recognising and rewarding volunteers.

Deep Dive into the State of Volunteering Report 2022 – 24 March

In this session we heard from Research Director, and SOV 2022 report writer Johann Go on key insights from the ‘State of Volunteering in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022 Report’.

Read The State of Volunteering 2022

Volunteer Management Systems 2 March 2023

Hear from a panel of volunteer-involving organisations and their experiences of Volunteer Management Systems. Panel members include: Gail Marshall, co-founder Community Comms Collective; Carey Buck, volunteer coordinator for IHC Friendships Programme Wellington and Hutt Valley; and Jo Guest, contract event volunteer coordinator, Wanaka. Facilitator: Heidi Quinn, Volunteer Management Lead, Volunteering New Zealand.

Read What’s all the fuss about Volunteer Management Systems