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

“Which volunteer role will capture your heart?” @unicrewotago

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 perfect volunteer match out there for students.

Volunteer Expos

What could be better than finding a match on VolunTinder?! Getting to cuddle kittens IRL!! Here’s a photo from a Volunteer expo held at The University of Canterbury last year. Holding an expo for students to meet and speak to representatives from organisations seeking volunteers is a great way for schools to get involved. Volunteering Canterbury is holding one at UC again this year!

Cuteness at a Volunteer Expo at University of Canterbury


Sharing Volunteer Stories

Last year Girl Guiding NZ shared stories and photos from some of their many student volunteers on Instagram and Facebook. Promoting real-life examples of volunteer work is such a great way to encourage others to think about how they can contribute too! If you’re a student volunteer, share photos and stories on social media, tag your organisations and @volunteeringnz and use the hashtag #SVW2018.

Student Volunteer Katie from Girl Guiding NZ

Student Volunteer Kathy from Girl Guiding NZ

If you’re an organisation, highlighting the amazing contribution student volunteers make is one of the best ways to celebrate and encourage others to join in.

Creative ways to use our graphics

Check out our resources page on where you can download posters, logos and much more, to help promote Student Volunteer Week 2018 at your school, university or organisation. We’ve written a resource guide with tips and tricks. 

Here’s an example of how they were used last year!

Netball New Zealand thanks their volunteers for #SVW2017


So go ahead, get planning, and don’t forget to let us know what you’re up to!