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National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of over 1 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
 
National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together.

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National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of over 1 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa, New Zealand. 
 
National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

The power and potential of volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action shines through at times when our communities are stretched and challenged. New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has highlighted courage and kindness in uniting together.

Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together. Volunteers help shape the world we want to live in, now and into the future!

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National Volunteer Week 2020 runs from June 21-27. This year’s theme is ‘Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together’. 

National Volunteer Week 2020 is an opportunity for our 1 million volunteers to be recognised and celebrated! Volunteers contribute to 159 million volunteer hours per year, the value of this volunteer labour is estimated at $4 billion.

The power and potential of volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action shines through at times when our communities are stretched and challenged. New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has highlighted courage and kindness in uniting together.

Working collaboratively as we come out of COVID-19 will make our communities stronger and volunteers will continue to play an integral role in this.

Now more than ever, as a volunteering community we commit to manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga. National Volunteer Week 2020 is an opportunity for everyone to recognise all volunteers: whether volunteering for an essential service, virtual volunteering, people thinking about volunteering or those that normally volunteer but have stayed home to save lives – every volunteer is valued and contributes to strengthening our communities

Join us this National Volunteer Week to celebrate how our communities are stronger when working together. Volunteers help shape the world we want to live in, now and into the future!

15 ways to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2020

These ideas have been inspired by national and international National Volunteer Week campaigns, as well as some new ideas for this year! Pick and choose the ones that resonate with you.

  1. NVW2020 – Firstly, check out nationalvolunteerweek.nz for everything you need to know about NVW2020. You can download all NVW copy and resources there. Don’t forget to use #NVW2020 in your promotion!
  2. Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together – wherever possible, use the NVW2020 theme as the basis for all your activities and celebrations.
  3. Collaborate – connect with local community groups to create a combined NVW2020 campaign (shared effort, more impact!).
  4. Virtual Morning Tea – share the same cupcake recipe with your team, so you can all share the same morning tea! Try for coloured icing in the NVW2020 branding.
  5. Thank you cards for your volunteers – even better if they’re handmade.
  6. Be the chalk of the town – create NVW hearts and quotes all over the pavements. You could ask your volunteers for quotes about why they volunteer and who they volunteer for – help inspire others to consider volunteering!
  7. NVW hearts over your windows – print the NVW hearts and stick them all over your windows at home, so people can see them from the street. You can download the hearts on the NVW website.
  8. Certificate of recognition – Use NVW as an opportunity to formally acknowledge your volunteers.
  9. Create thank you videos for your volunteers– interview people online in your community and ask them to share what your volunteers mean to them and the impact they’ve had.
  10. Poems for volunteers – create virtual poems acknowledging their impact! We were inspired by this whakataukī: ‘He aroha whakatō, He aroha puta mai’ ‘If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.’
  11. Good news stories – contact local and national media with stories about your volunteers (even better when they’re told from the perspective of your volunteers).
  12. Ask your volunteers – if you want to really do something your volunteers will appreciate, give volunteers options to choose from regarding how they’d like to be acknowledged.
  13. Share your volunteer stories with VNZ – VNZ love receiving good news stories about volunteers and they can be shared on social media, VNZ’s blog or volunteering stories page.
  14. Contact your local Volunteer Centre – Your local Volunteer Centre is the best place to start for learning about what online events and activities are happening in your region for NVW2020.
  15. Use NVW2020 to encourage regular interactions between your whole team – If you’re a volunteer involving organisation, consider how regular team interactions between volunteers and paid-staff help strengthen relationships. Create a team to enter online quiz nights or other community activities.

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