Choose to volunteer, connect and create change in your community

Volunteering is any activity that involves putting your unpaid time, energy and skills to work for the greater good.

New Zealand is a leading nation in the contribution made by volunteers. A 2013 study of the New Zealand non-profit sector estimated that volunteers contribute more than 157 million unpaid hours of work valued at over $3.5 billion to non-profit organisations.

Through volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action individuals can create positive change on many fronts – human rights, faith communities, health, education, sports and recreation, social services, arts and culture, emergency services, the environment and conservation, animal welfare, and community support development – the list is endless.

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