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Your guide to finding the right volunteer opportunity.

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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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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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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Volunteering close to your heart and home
Volunteering close to your heart and home

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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The planet needs us - green volunteering
The planet needs us - green 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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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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