Volunteers’ work critical in NZ
National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2015 will be held from 21 and 27 June.
NVW is a fantastic chance to celebrate the invaluable knowledge, skill and time contributions given by Aotearoa’s past and present volunteers.
This year’s theme is ‘‘There is a place for you to volunteer’’ or ‘‘he wahi mohou hei tuao’’ which highlights the diversity of volunteer opportunities, volunteers themselves, and the impacts of volunteering.
Throughout NVW, New Zealanders recognise the critical impact all kinds of volunteering have within communities.
Volunteers should be appreciated, mobilised, motivated and encouraged during this week and indeed year-round.
It is important to celebrate volunteerism and the place it has in keeping our communities strong and healthy.
Through NVW we also want to encourage those who have not yet found their place in the volunteer community to seek it out and be aware that contributions can be both big and small.
Regardless of how much or how little skills, time and experience one has to offer, there will always be a place to volunteer.
For more information, posters and volunteer certificatesvisit www.volunteeringnz.org.nz/ nationalvolunteerweek.
Source: www.volunteeringnz. org.nz