Welcome to your Big Shout Out resource library – your toolkit for celebrating volunteers throughout June!

Here you’ll find logos, templates, ready-to-share graphics and creative celebration ideas to help your organisation express gratitude to your volunteers.

Join us in making June a month of appreciation for our volunteers across the motū.

Access the ready-to-share Big Shout Out graphics here.
Create your own social media posts and printed pieces with the editable templates below.

Create your own Big Shout Out graphics

Use these editable Canva templates to create your own social media graphics and printed pieces. Add photos, quotes, facts and messages of thanks.

The Big Shout Out Photo frame
Place your photo in this photo frame generator and download to share.

Square format social media editable Canva templates.
Suitable for Instagram and Facebook

Ready-to-share Social Media + web Big Shout Out graphics 

Download these ready-to-share graphics and share via social media and web.

Ready to share graphic #1

Ready to share graphic #2

Ready to share graphic #3

Ready to share graphic #4

Print and write your own message of thanks to your volunteers, or create your own online.

Ready to share graphic #5

Ready to share graphic #6

Ready to share graphic #7

NVW Certificate 2023

Looking for a virtual way to thank your volunteers?
Send a free e-card Certificate of Appreciation directly to your volunteer’s email.

Use these Certificates to Print and write your own message of thanks

Create and edit your own certificate with this Canva template – then email or print as needed.

Printable Thank you cards

Designed to print at home/office printer – two cards printed on one A4 page.

Printable in-house Thank you Cards.
2 cards to an A4 page

Printable thank you cards
2 cards to an A4 page

Printable thank you cards
2 cards to an A4 page.

Professional printing file setup.
This is a print-ready file with printer’s crop marks included – use this if sending for professional printing.

Download (105 downloads)

Create your own social media posts and printed pieces with these editable templates.

NVW photo frame
Simply click and add your own photo to this photo frame to share for NVW!

Social media Canva templates
These square format social media templates are ready for you to edit and add a message of thanks, quote or photo to share.

NVW certificate template
Edit your own certificate to email, print and share to show your appreciation.

Facebook cover Canva templates
These examples are Facebook cover templates ready for you to edit for your organisation, add a photo or message

NVW Email block Canva templates
Add an NVW promotion to your email with these email block templates, edit for your organisation or leave as is.

Create your own star
Use this NVW Star Canva template to edit and add your own message of thanks. Add a message, print, take photos with your stars, share on social, send via email, etc.

50 WORDS

National Volunteer Week 18-24 June 2023 honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa.

This year’s theme is ‘Time to Shine – He wā pīataata.’  It’s a time to recognise and celebrate volunteers, a time to shine – pīataata. Let’s thank volunteers for the difference they make and the impact they have on our communities.

#NVW2023 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #whakamiha #appreciate #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

 

100 WORDS

National Volunteer Week 18-24 June 2023 honours the collective energies and mana of all our volunteers in Aotearoa.

This Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu – National Volunteer week, the theme is ‘Time to Shine – He wā pīataata.’  Let’s thank volunteers for the difference they make and the impact they have on our communities.

It’s also time to shine a light on the value of volunteering – which contributes an estimated $4 billion to the New Zealand economy – yet it is under-resourced and under-valued.

Volunteer infrastructure and management needs to be recognised and valued so that volunteering is supported.

#NVW2023 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #whakamiha #appreciate #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

 

200 WORDS

National Volunteer Week 18-24 June 2023 honours the collective energies and mana of all our volunteers in Aotearoa.

This Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu – National Volunteer week, the theme is ‘Time to Shine – He wā pīataata.’  Let’s thank volunteers for the difference they’ve made and the impact they’ve had on those we help.

It’s also time to shine a light on the impact of volunteering – which contributes an estimated $4 billion to the New Zealand economy – yet it is under-resourced and under-valued.

Volunteer infrastructure and management needs to be recognised and valued so that volunteering is supported.

Volunteer-involving organisations should encourage government and other funders to invest in volunteering infrastructure and technology.

Strategic investment in infrastructure, capacity and capability will pay huge dividends in the ability of the sector to overcome challenges and contribute to volunteer wellbeing and strong communities.

#NVW2023 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #whakamiha #appreciate #volunteers #thankyou #AotearoaOfKindness

National Volunteer Week 18-24 June 2023 honours the collective energies and mana of all our volunteers in Aotearoa. Volunteering New Zealand leads the week and encourages all volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their volunteers.

Share your stories and photos

We need your help! We would love to hear from volunteers themselves, community leaders, and volunteer-involving organisations about some of the amazing work of our volunteer community.

Do you have a volunteer or group of volunteers you want to #ShoutOut? We want to know!

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

1-2 stories. Tell us about the volunteer or volunteers you want to thank or acknowledge.

Story text: Approx 400-600 words per story about the work and contribution of the volunteer/s.

Photos: Profile photo of the volunteers/group shot and/or a photo of the volunteering activity.

Note: If you are wanting to acknowledge a particular individual volunteer, please make sure you have permission to tell their story and share photos with us for use on our social media.

Here’s a form you can use to tell us about yourself and share the stories/ photos.

 

National Volunteer Week 18-24 June 2023 honours the collective energies and mana of all our volunteers in Aotearoa. Volunteering New Zealand leads the week and encourages all volunteer-involving organisations to celebrate their volunteers.

15 ways to celebrate NVW PDF

Ideas for these Star and Heart templates – Print, hold up and take a photo with your team to share on social media. Use this Star template in Canva to add your own text and/or image.