Leaders of Volunteers Professional Workshop

Develop meaningful roles for your volunteers and measure the contribution volunteers make to your organisation and society.
These two workshops presented in a morning and an afternoon session are facilitated by Rob Jackson, a leader in the UK volunteer management field – come to one or come to both, but don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Local News

Glenn Walker’s Win-Win

When Glenn Walker left Volunteering Otago last week it was to head to a new job as a technical specialist with the Intellectual Property Office in Wellington; another example of the win-win offered by volunteering. A little over year ago, Glenn was struggling to get a...

Beth and Bellyful are our winners

Most of us would find the idea of cooking 65 meals a bit frightening but it’s a challenge that Beth Tua’i and her team regularly accept.

Sporting Volunteers Needed

The Sport Otago Volunteer program has been running since October 2012 and involves inducting volunteers and linking them with volunteer opportunities in the sporting arena both within Sport Otago and in the wider community.

Dog Rescue Dunedin

Isn’t it wonderful when a great idea works? When Dr. Jo Pollard and a team of volunteers started Dog Rescue Dunedin over five years ago they hoped to alter the way unwanted dogs were dealt with in the city. 

National News

VNZ Releases InvolveMe

Volunteering New Zealand is pleased to release ‘InvolveMe’ a free online tool designed to help strengthen the effort of our nation’s 1.2 million volunteers.

Retired couple find meaning through mentoring children

Mark and Pip Pennington, a retired couple from the Kapiti coast, made waves recently by becoming the first retired couple to take part in a 6-month mentoring program through the Wellington Boys’ & Girls’ Institute (BGI).

How to find time to be a volunteer

We get it. We’re busy, like really busy. It shows in our stats. Statistics NZ recently released data showing that the number of hours contributed by volunteers in non-profit organisations dropped by 42 per cent between 2004 and 2013.

Dave Adams: 7 reasons you should become a volunteer

OPINION: Thinking about volunteering with a charity or community organisation?

Here’s seven unexpected ways you can extend yourself through volunteering – and make a difference to society.

4 months ago
Come join us at this workshop presented by Rob Jackson, a leader in the UK volunteer management field.
7 years ago
Diversity Dance is coming up on Feb. 12th. It goes to benefit 10 non-profits and you can dance your heart out for 12 hours!! See you there!
8 years ago
Vote for us online and help us get funding for a rad youth music mentoring project
8 years ago
Earth Hour! March 27 help decorate the octagon and make paper boats to float Earth Hour candles at 6:30 or come join the party at 8:30.
8 years ago
Child Cancer urgently needs fundraisers for a street appeal on Thursday March 11th, contact Christine on 471 7258 to help out.
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