Each year New Zealand celebrates National Volunteer Week to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers in areas as diverse as social development, the economy and the environment. We celebrate volunteers and the invaluable contribution they make to our communities.

‘Live, laugh, share – volunteer’ is the theme this year, which helps capture the heart-felt appreciation we feel when people come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through volunteer service.

Get Involved

For Organisations
For Volunteers


Use the Toolkit below to publicise National Volunteer Week.

Click on the relevant toolkit category to view and download the files inside.

Don’t know where to start? Download the Resource Guide for an overview and ‘how to’.



Volunteer Centres work independently of Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) and are your main point of contact for local and regional volunteering issues and initiatives. Note that these organisations are not VNZ branches or regional offices.


Volunteering NZ
PO Box 25 333, Featherston Street
Wellington 6146 +64 4 384 3636

For campaign/media queries: laura@volunteeringnz.org.nz


Made with the support of IHC