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The obligations, duties and rights contained in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) make it clear that everyone has a role to play in ensuring health and safety at work. This fact sheet explains how HSWA applies to volunteers.
For many New Zealand organisations, the involvement of volunteers makes the difference between being able to achieve mission and objectives, and not achieving them. Volunteers, therefore, are a very precious resource. Behind every great volunteer programme, there is... Read More
Would you like to get all your trustees and management on the same page? Do you want to develop effective Governance practices for your organisation? Would you like a clear, shared understanding of what good Governance looks like? If you want your organisation to work... Read More
State of Volunteering in Aotearoa 2022: healthy but room to improve   Organisations are urged to create welcoming spaces for volunteers where everyone who wants to can volunteer on their own terms. Volunteering New Zealand has today released its flagship bi-annual... Read More
We are super excited to announce Be The One, a radio series in which we interview, discuss and promote local organisations and all things to do with volunteering within the Hawke's Bay community. Thursday 9am on 104.7FM (Radio Hawke's Bay) or you can listen to this or... Read More
Nearly all leaders extend their leadership beyond the workplace to head volunteer organisations throughout their lives, often as board members. It doesn't take long in your first volunteer leadership job to realise things are different from your paid leadership job, the most... Read More
Company leaders must constantly evaluate the ROI on system-wide programs and initiatives. Things that were once considered simply a good business practice, like community and philanthropic involvement, are today considered an investment. After all, in business, what is more... Read More
Employee volunteer programmes make an impact on the business and community. When a company engages employees in its philanthropy programme, it communicates that you value their input and their stake in the company’s goodwill. Volunteer programmes are essential to leveraging... Read More
Many people will tell you that networking is an excellent way to find a new job. However, networking often seems like a vague term. In this job searching tip, we will discuss a specific way you can put networking to use to advance in your career. The approach discussed involves... Read More
Many small business owners don't think about how their time and energy outside of their day-to-day business activities can be leveraged as a marketing strategy. In this article, we'll look at the power of volunteering and how this generous act can impact your business' bottom... Read More
I’m Nigel, from Fire and Emergency. I’m based in Napier and Hastings, but I work across the district, from Eketahuna right up to Wairoa. I’m the Community Risk Manager. My role is to reduce the risk so that we don’t have anyone injured in a fire. You don’t just put out... Read More
I’m Allison, and I have a role in Fire and Emergency New Zealand in risk reduction – I work as part of a team locally here in Hawkes Bay. My journey started in 2008 as someone who wanted to help in my community and someone who wanted to challenge themselves – so I just went to... Read More
We’re delighted to announce that nominations for the 2022 Volunteer Excellence Awards are open. Let’s acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and commitment — the excellence — of your volunteers. These awards recognise the enormous contribution volunteers are making to our... Read More
Perhaps you had a mentor who gave you a recommendation or taught you the skills needed to get a promotion at work. Or maybe you had a mentor in school who helped turn a negative experience into a positive one. Those are just a few examples of some of the short-term benefits of... Read More
Micro Volunteering is bite-sized volunteering with no commitment to repeat and with minimum formality, involving short and specific actions that are both quick to start and complete. In a world where people are more time-limited than ever before, Micro Volunteering allows... Read More