Contribute to Volunteering Research

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“Re-imagining Volunteering – Motivations and Experiences of New Zealand-based volunteers” is a research project being conducted by the University of Canterbury in partnership with New Zealand Red Cross. The aim…

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Volunteers & Vaccines

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Covid19 Vaccines are free to everyone in New Zealand aged 16 and over. The government has launched a plan for how the vaccine roll out will work for COVID-19. Vaccines are…

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Time to Shine

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Time to Shine: A survey of Aotearoa New Zealand’s community sector on the impacts of COVID‐19. COVID‐19 has profoundly impacted people and nature. So has the nature of our response….

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Covid-19 and Job Substitution

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“Job substitution is a thorny, complex and emotive issue that provokes strong views. The term ‘job substitution’ itself makes things worse, implying that one volunteer can substitute for one employee, something…

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Achievements in 2020

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We surveyed our Members at the end of 2020 and are very proud to share these incredible results on what we achieved together in a year! Volunteering is not to…

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Blog Post:
In July we talked a lot about ‘inclusiveness’.  Inclusiveness, in the sense of volunteering, means looking at volunteering programmes and working with organisations to see how their volunteer programmes could be adapted to meet the needs of volunteers who may require it.  Volunteers from different cultures, for example, may need some language assistance; volunteers with physical or mental disabilities may require some assistance accessing information and/or flexibility in their roles and times of volunteering.  What is important is that organisations reflect the communities which they serve.  Does your organisation reflect your community?