National Volunteer Week


National Volunteer Week Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu honours the collective energies and mana of all volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

More than 1million people across Aotearoa say they volunteer for an organisation, contributing $4billion to the economy. Much more happens within communities and between people, and increasingly, in different ways.

The landscape of volunteering is changing, in some cases exacerbating the changes we were already seeing, in others creating another shift entirely. Change presents different challenges across the sector, but also highlights unique opportunities for reshaping and improving the practice of volunteering. Volunteering New Zealand continues to develop its expertise in acting as the champion of mahi aroha.

National Volunteer Week 2021 runs from June 20-26. This year’s theme is ‘Recognise, Connect, Reimagine’.  Join us this National Volunteer Week to share stories of volunteering, and help reshape mahi aroha for the future.

Previous NVW 2020 Campaign

National Volunteer Week 2020 celebrates the 1.2 million Kiwis who are volunteering their time and skills to our communities every year. The theme for 2020 was ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi – The benefit of working together’ which celebrates how our communities are stronger when working together.

Previous NVW Campaigns