What we are doing
Volunteers perform a vital role in supporting Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is important to keep volunteers, and those they help, safe and well. It’s also important to coordinate our efforts so help reaches those who need it and no effort is wasted.
Volunteering New Zealand and the Volunteer Centre Network are working together to support safe volunteering at this time.
We can help:
Organisations offering volunteer support can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about accessing essential services is available here.
Connect with your local Volunteer Centre
There are 17 regional Volunteer Centres around New Zealand. We are taking the details of people offering to help.The Volunteer Centre network has mobilised to take expressions of interest from those available to help during the pandemic. Each centre will be working within their own communities infrastructure, and with Civil Defence. Get in touch with your local centre to connect with opportunities to collaborate.
>> Connect with your local volunteer centre
VNZ research – COVID-19 impact on volunteering
We are collating information on the impact of COVID-19 on volunteer organisations and volunteers.
Our sector feedback has been published as a series of reports:
We currently have a survey open on our Survey Page.
Volunteering New Zealand’s resources
Our team is working from home and we are available through Zoom, email or phone, so please keep in touch. We need to hear from Volunteer Involving Organisations about the impact of COVID-19.
We have put all our new resources relating to virtual volunteering and responding in a pandemic in one place.
We also have a full suite of volunteer resources, with sections specifically on pandemic resources and virtual volunteering resources. These are updated regularly.