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 […]

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 […]

Last night I went to the launch of some great research by Drs Carolyn Cordery and Karen Smith of the Faculty of Commerce and Administration. If you are interested in a career in the not for profit sector this will be useful to look at. Managers Matter: who manages New Zealand’s volunteers? (A full version […]

This week is Volunteer Awareness Week. Volunteering by youth will be highlighted. Pauline Harper of Volunteer Wellington says “Young people are quick to catch on to the opportunities that volunteering gives from a career development perspective, as well as seeing it as being good fun” Students at Victoria volunteer in a wide range of community […]