Putting the call out for more people to act as volunteers
Each year New Zealand celebrates National Volunteer Week to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers to social development, the economy and the environment. This year, National Volunteer Week is celebrated between Sunday 19th and Saturday 25th June 2016 and focuses on time through the following two sayings: Make time – Whai wha¯ Thanks for making time – Kia ora mo¯ ta¯u whai wha¯
Our 2016 campaign is therefore a call to action. We believe that for volunteering to flourish, and the various benefits of volunteering to be realised, people and volunteer organisations are increasingly going to need to make time, now and into the future.
This year’s theme recognises that volunteering can fit into a busy schedule and that there are volunteering opportunities suitable to people’s individual needs and commitments. It is also a great chance to show that by making time, the whole community benefits, people can gain new experience(s), and increase their personal satisfaction.
Through this campaign we hope volunteers will be recognised for making time for their communities.
Events will be held to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers to social development, the economy and the environment. – volunteeringnz.org.nz