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‘Connecting our hearts’ together for National Volunteer Week

‘Connecting our hearts’ together for National Volunteer Week

In the past year, amidst the pandemic and other devastating disasters, 1.2 million volunteers enriched the lives of people in need in New Zealand. From Sunday the 20th to Saturday the 26th June 2021, National Volunteer Week will celebrate the significant contribution of New Zealand’s volunteers and their generous service.

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How volunteering helped these students launch their careers

How volunteering helped these students launch their careers

Competition in the workforce is tough, and we are having to work harder than ever to differentiate ourselves and attract the attention of recruiters and employers. Increasingly, people are turning to further study to help them stand out, recognising education as a way to be seen in the job market. But have you ever considered volunteering as an additional way to get the experience and edge you’re looking for?

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How you can volunteer this International Women’s Day

How you can volunteer this International Women’s Day

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second American Supreme Court Justice who fought for women’s rights and gender equality throughout her career in law once said, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."

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New year, new ways to volunteer

New year, new ways to volunteer

Take a big deep breath out. 2020 has turned its final page and a new year is upon us.

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How your love of animals could change someone's life
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How your love of animals could change someone's life

See how George made a difference to Kiwi's who are blind by training a gorgeous guide dog

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5 steps to finding your perfect volunteer opportunity

5 steps to finding your perfect volunteer opportunity

Keen to make a positive impact through volunteer work, but no idea where to start? Here’s how to find (and land) a gig that helps you give back; in a role you’ll find rewarding.

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Considering volunteering? You can do it safely

Considering volunteering? You can do it safely

In this new world of COVID-19, volunteers are needed more than ever. You may be one of the many people inspired by recent events to turn your communal acts of kindness into formal volunteering with an organisation. But if you’re considering volunteering, you may be feeling uncertain about the health and safety of yourself and others.

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Get your board career started

Get your board career started

It’s an idea that percolates in the back of your mind: one day, somehow, you would like to join a board of directors. You’re not quite sure how to get there, but you feel that you could use your skills to positively contribute to an organisation as a board member.

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Volunteering from the comfort of your home

Volunteering from the comfort of your home

This year, many of us have been spending a lot more time at home than we’re used to.

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How to find an opportunity that’s right for you

How to find an opportunity that’s right for you

With lots of opportunities on SEEK Volunteer, knowing how to find your ideal opportunity is important. To make it easier for you, we have put some handy tools together to help you unlock the full potential of your searches and to help ensure you never miss a volunteer opportunity.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

We are grateful to the organisations and volunteers who are supporting our communities during these times.

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Sharing your creative talents through volunteering

Sharing your creative talents through volunteering

Whilst we may not all be able to write songs like David Bowie or paint like Picasso, at some level, we are all creative. It might be as simple as a knack for capturing the perfect photograph, a flair for flowers, your prowess in the kitchen or perhaps you just have an innate ability to look at things in new and unorthodox ways.

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Improving your wellbeing

Improving your wellbeing

Recently, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand’s wellbeing budget, a world-first approach indexing the country’s prosperity to improved wellbeing and not just financial prosperity.

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Let volunteer opportunities come to you

Let volunteer opportunities come to you

To make it easier for you, we've introduced some handy tools to help unlock the full potential of your search and ensure you never miss a volunteer opportunity.

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Be brave - step out of your comfort zone

Be brave - step out of your comfort zone

The comfort zone - that wonderful place where your tracksuit pants and stained but much-loved Princess Diana commemorative coffee mug are free to roam.

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How volunteering can help your career

How volunteering can help your career

You volunteer because you love it. But guess what? You’re also building up career brownie points every time you give your time to a good cause.

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Not such a dog's life after all

Not such a dog's life after all

Life started out nicely enough when I was a puppy. I was a Christmas present - a cute, white fluffy thing with floppy ears and lots of energy. My days were full of cuddles, food, sleep and more cuddles. Life was good!

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How to find connection through volunteering

How to find connection through volunteering

Many of us are already volunteers without really considering ourselves as such. Our passions can lead us to become involved in volunteer activities which are close to our heart and strengthen our communities.

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How to help our planet through volunteering

How to help our planet through volunteering

Rainforest destruction, drought ravaged farms and fish kills can leave us all feeling overwhelmed and despair at the state of planet Earth.

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The qualities and skills that will help you be a great volunteer

The qualities and skills that will help you be a great volunteer

Worried or unsure about what you have to offer as a volunteer? The good news is that most community organisations are looking for skills that you already have.

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Penny's Story

Penny's Story

My name is Penny. I have just recently become a mum of a beautiful little girl. I have worked in the disability area, mental health, aged care and also my last 3 years have been working away on the mines.

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Thinking about a new career? Try it out first by volunteering
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Thinking about a new career? Try it out first by volunteering

Jinny volunteered with St John and loved it so much she made it her career

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Guiding girls through life
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Guiding girls through life

You can't put a price on the feeling of what you get out of volunteering. Watch Ruth's story of volunteering with Girl Guides

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