In 2018 we will be running a series of webinars based on emerging research and current issues facing volunteering both in New Zealand and internationally.

The world of volunteering is constantly evolving and as a leader of volunteering in New Zealand VNZ is taking up the challenge to facilitate and distribute new research, ideas and more on the world of volunteering.

This series will offer short 30-minute episodes delivering a mixture of presentation and conversation style information. Our guest presenters will be leading national and international speakers, exploring topics on volunteering to help you better lead, manage and develop your volunteer workforce.

Speakers will be experts in the field of volunteering and be sharing their knowledge and expertise in a relaxed and educational webinar presentation. This will be co-presented by a VNZ team member.

Previous webinars 

VNZ Webinar #1 – Volunteering to Learn 

To mark Student Volunteer Week, our first speaker Professor Kirsten Holmes of Curtin University explores the Volunteering to Learn study . This was the first study to examine all stakeholder perspectives involved in university student volunteering: students, universities, program managers, host organisations and voluntary sector peak bodies.

VNZ Webinar #2 – The power of volunteering – Transformation opportunities

Penny Harrison, Director of Volunteering at Australian Red Cross presents two case studies she is involved in:

  • using technology to test new ways for people to volunteer
  • opportunities to transform corporate volunteering

VNZ Webinar #3:  Volunteering Statistics in NZ – Turning data into powerful information

Scott Ussher, Manager of Income and Poverty at Stats NZ presents on the various volunteering statistics Stats NZ collects, including:

  • the TUS, HLFS, NPISA, Census, GSS etc. 
  • What all these acronyms mean for volunteering in NZ, now and into the future.

This webinar is a rare opportunity to learn about key statistics insights – a must for those in the voluntary sector!

VNZ Webinar #4:  Assessing the impact of volunteering in your organisation.

Stuart Garland, Training & Programmes Manager at Volunteer Ireland presents on volunteer impact assessment and volunteer strategy.

Stuart talks about using volunteer impact assessment as a tool to explore your volunteer programme impact on a range of stakeholders.  He talks a bit about some of the ones they completed for organisations and the outcomes for those organisations and how this all links to the development of a volunteering strategy for an organisation.

VNZ Webinar #5: Do our volunteers make a difference?

Kylee Bates, Chief Executive Officer at Ardoch and President of IAVE,  joins us for our webinar “Do our volunteers make a difference?”

Kylee discusses:

– Insights into research used to discover how Ardoch volunteers make a difference
– The internal impact of externally validating research and the results for volunteer recruitment.