He wā pīataata – Time to shine

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

Tūao Aotearoa Volunteering New Zealand leads this national event, which runs from June 18–24 June. This year’s theme is He wā pīataata – Time to shine.

We’ve put together a range of resources and ideas you can use! Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together. We’re already seeing some awesome National Volunteer Week activities – check them out by searching #NVW2023.

We’ll be sharing your stars and messages throughout the week so that volunteers can see how valued they are.


Resources to promote #NVW2023 and #thebigshoutout. Logos, social media, printables & more.

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Learn about Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu National Volunteer Week and this year’s theme.

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The Big Shout-out is a new campaign for June, encouraging everyone to give a shout-out to volunteers.

New Zealand is a nation of volunteers – more than a million of us volunteer, giving our time and energy to make a difference in our communities. Our vision is for volunteering to be valued and celebrated as a vital part of society.

It’s time to recognise and thank volunteers – give them a shout-out on social media or shout them morning tea!

Get involved  in #TheBigShoutOut