Its national Volunteer week

National Volunteer Week (Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 June) is the largest celebration of volunteering in New Zealand.  Save the Children New Zealand thanks its hundreds of volunteers for their loyal and terrific contribution.

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew today called on New Zealanders to take part in a New Zealand celebration of volunteering and civic participation – National Volunteer Week, Te Wiki Taao a Motu.

This year National Volunteer Week is 16-22 June and the theme is “He tangata, He tangata, He tangata!” which emphasises that volunteering is all about people.

“New Zealanders are among the best volunteers in the world with nearly a third of New Zealanders volunteering collectively about 270 million hours every year,” Mrs Goodhew says.

“These people play a vital role in building stronger communities, bringing diversity, personality, history and experiences to their role,” the Minister says. Continue reading

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