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Kaitiakitanga in Action – Students Strike for a Safe Climate Future

School students all across the country are striking to urge action on climate change. Volunteering New Zealand interviewed two organisers of the strikes. On March 15th, school students across the nation will strike for climate action. They are supported by parents, teachers, environmental researchers and the Children’s Commissioner. Young people around the world are showing […]

University and Tertiary Sport NZ – Liam’s Bio

Liam Hurst is a Massey University Bachelor of Sport and Exercise graduate. Much of Liam’s volunteering activity stems from his passion for sport and conservation. At high school, Liam began helping the Kiwi Conservation Club, planning trips and activities for children and family groups in the outdoors. Sporting-wise his management and organisation skills have been […]

University and Tertiary Sport NZ – Amelia’s Bio

Student Volunteer with UTSNZ, Amelia Morgan, talks about what got her into volunteering and what she gets out of it. Amelia Morgan is a fourth-year University of Canterbury Law and Geography student. Amelia started volunteering during high school as a Duke of Edinburgh award participant and continued as a school sports prefect, sports rep at […]

Girl Guiding New Zealand – Ruby’s Bio

Check out what Ruby, one of GirlGuiding New Zealand’s fantastic student volunteers, has to say about being a volunteer in their organisation. My name is Ruby, and I volunteer with GirlGuiding New Zealand. I’ve had many opportunities within GirlGuiding that have developed skills that align with my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International […]

From Intern to Employee – Aliesha Singh

Aliesha Singh joined Volunteering New Zealand as a communications intern over the summer. She has since graduated and has a paid role at Ministry for Women. Aliesha shares her experience with interning and how that has helped her grow valuable skills. My experience interning was definitive in my understanding of how to navigate the workplace and the […]

Student Volunteer Week 2018 Webinar

Student Volunteer Week – Volunteering to Learn Volunteering New Zealand is hosting a series of 30-minute episodes delivering a mixture of presentation and conversation style information. Our guest presenters will be speaking to local and international speakers as they explore topics on volunteering to help you better lead, manage and develop your volunteer workforce. Just in time for […]

Student Volunteer Week 2017 – Highlights

For ideas on how to have a successful Student Volunteer Week this year, here are some of our highlights from last year! “Voluntinder” – volunteer matching event The University of Otago created a volunteering Tinder to match students with organisations needing volunteers. This fun and eye-catching display immediately creates impact and promotes that there is a […]

Social Media Tips for Volunteer Organisations

How are you promoting Student Volunteer Week within your organisation? Whether you’re planning an event, undertaking student-focused projects, or running a recruitment drive for volunteers, one of the best ways to showcase this is by posting on social media. Social media can help you reach a new audience of potential volunteers. Check out our tips […]


What’s it like to be a disaster support volunteer for the Red Cross in a country like Tonga or Myanmar? The Red Cross Journey is an interactive online platform that allows you to choose one of two journeys to follow and help the Red Cross at the same time. The Red Cross says: “Put your […]