Victoria University offers a service and leadership programme to all its students. Completion of Victoria Plus is formally acknowledged on the academic transcript and noting it on a CV helps a student stand out in competitive graduate job markets. So why should you get involved? Here are ten reasons from a few of our 2015 Award finishers: […]

Back in May this year, a group of students from Te Puni Village in coordination with the Victoria Plus Programme, Volunteer Wellington and The Friends of Mount Street Cemetery, volunteered their time to provide some much needed care and maintenance to the cemetery. One of the Te Puni volunteers – Kahu Kutia, a first year BA Media Studies student […]


The first-ever NZ Student Volunteer Week is happening now! The nationwide celebration of student volunteers is all about celebrating volunteering, thanking students who volunteer and encouraging other students to get involved. Without student volunteers on campus, many services, organisations and clubs would not exist. At Victoria, students give their time and energy to many different […]

Yesterday I visited the Wellington SPCA in Newtown. There was a lovely woman on reception who told us she used to work there as a volunteer but she had managed to gain a paid job – in an organisation she obviously loves.  The downside for her is that she no longer gets to spend so […]


It’s National Volunteer Week (NVW) this week and it’s 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 […]


To new students at Victoria University (myself included), the Mount Street Cemetery may come across as one of the more peculiar sites in Wellington. As it is perched on the hill directly next to the university, I have come across it often and have already integrated it as part of the character of Victoria. The […]


It’s National Volunteer Week and a time to thank all the volunteers around us. We are lucky to have such kind-hearted, giving and talented people in our communities and we recognise that volunteers make a huge contribution to many New Zealand organisations. Students play their part in volunteering, and in my role managing the Victoria […]