Resources, News, Events & Tools

We asked Tarun why he chooses to volunteer.  His response..."It's something I always wanted to do, I want to be active in the community and I want to learn how to communicate better". No matter your age, there are numerous ways in which you can be involved in your... Read More
Across Hawkes Bay, there are a number of community groups, organisations and businesses that are helping the region to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. Whether you are looking for help, or wanting to help, the following list is a good starting point.  Cyclone Hawkes Bay... Read More
We asked Isabella why she chooses to volunteer. Her response..."It's a choice thing". No matter your age, there are numerous ways in which you can be involved in your community. Find your place by searching the current volunteering opportunities here.  
Kia Ora Koutou, We invite you to celebrate cultural DiverCity, on Saturday 17 June at the Napier Soundshell from 11.00am. Come on down and check out the fantastic cultural performances including belly dancing, African drumming, latin salsa dancing and more. There... Read More
Youth engagement in community development and well-being is crucial for building a thriving society. Young people possess unique perspectives, energy, and creativity that can drive positive change. By involving youth in decision-making processes, their needs, concerns, and... Read More
Erin has the distinction of being Volunteering Hawkes Bay’s Volunteer of the Month for March 2023. Erin has been a valued member of the predator control team at Blowhard Bush since 2015. He brings his carpentry skills along with his tools to build and repair traps and... Read More
How many remember stuffing envelopes at the dining table for the local animal shelter, and licking the sharp-tasting postage stamps to stick in the corner?  Or folding flyers for distribution in your street and community?  Perhaps you still pick up rubbish as you walk... Read More
Here is a collection of hauora / wellbeing resources shared by ComVoices. They hope they can provide some help for staff, volunteers, managers, and organisations while we live through this time of uncertainty and anxiety in dealing with Covid-19.
The Institute of Community Directors Australia have made available a wide range of policies as a starting point for your NFP. These policies are free for any not-for-profit organisation to download and use, so long as it is for a non-commercial purpose and that the... Read More
This manual provides information on the values and expectations, and day-to-day business of managing, recruiting, and providing on-going support to volunteers who want to join your organisation.
Each year Volunteering Hawkes Bay produces an Annual Performance Report that provides a range of details and information on how the organisation has performed over the last 12 months. Covid 19 in 2020 had a major impact on our statistics as events and volunteering as we know... Read More
Codes of Practise, are a way of setting the standard of a process, and the environment that it is done in. This resource is a bullet-pointed view of Volunteering Hawkes Bays' commitment to the businesses, organisations and volunteers we support; and our expectation from the... Read More
This tool will add value to your organisation, assessing strength and weaknesses, doing a gap analysis that will move you forward to better standards about volunteer management.
There is no effective volunteering without skilled and competent managers of volunteers. This guide has opportunities for on-going learning, recognition of prior learning and Leadership extension.
The network of Volunteer Centres Aotearoa compiled this guide for inspiration and ideas.