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Grow your volunteer team.


Volunteer Central enrols organisations who have opportunities for volunteers. Membership entitles you to a number of benefits as well as making you a part of the network of support for volunteering in the wider region.

Membership requires you to complete some simple forms, which we can be sent to you electronically and the payment of an annual fee (based on your organisations income)

  • Income up to $49,999                                    $50

  • Income between $50,000 and $200,000       $75

  • Income $200,001 or greater                          $100

  • Not a not-for-profit                                        $200


Free on request - contact Volunteer Central to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver.



The key roles Volunteer Central offers are:

  • Providing information on all aspects of volunteering

  • Recruitment of volunteers

  • Providing a referral service for registered organisations

  • Initial interviewing of potential volunteers

  • Provision of regular newsletters relating to supporting volunteering and links to related research and relevant information

  • Management support

  • A website with up-to-date information about us, member organisations and activities in the region

  • Support and training for coordinators of volunteers



Promote your cause

We can use our channels to help you promote your cause, opportunities, news and events.

How do Volunteer Central services work?


State of Volunteering Report 2022

These bi-annual reports measure and explain volunteering.


Volunteering NZ uses the information to:

  • Provide sector leadership, strategy advice, and reliable statistics

  • Advocate for volunteering to decision-makers and government

  • Tailor professional development and resources for the sector.

>> Read more

 - Volunteering New Zealand

Access the report findings 

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resources for organisations

Best Practice Guidelines | Te Anga Whaitake

A new tool to support volunteer engagement

Volunteers | tūao give their unpaid time and skills to communities and causes they believe in. This volunteering action needs to be nurtured and enabled. Our Guidelines are based on what volunteers need and offers easy steps for you to meet their needs. Seven practice areas, based on the volunteering life cycle journey have been identified.


 - Volunteering New Zealand

Download guidelines

Best Practice Guidelines 2023


Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa

Assessing whether a specific role needs to be performed by a vaccinated worker

2022 IAVE Impact Report

We are pleased to present IAVE’s 2022 Annual Impact Report. 2022 has been an exciting year for our organization with the return of the World Volunteer Conference, the publication of our global corporate volunteering research report, the continued growth of our leadership networks and much more. We invite you to read the report to learn more about our impact and our commitment to enabling the leaders, organizations and environments that empower volunteers.

>> Read more



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Volunteering New Zealand Mahi Aroha Findings Report 2022

The Contributions of Tūao Māori

"Māori are amongst the highest likely to volunteer yet their contributions are under-represented in volunteering research. This gap has been filled by this important work stemming from focus group and surveys of volunteers as part of the State of Volunteering research 2021-22.

Grouped around five themes, the report has recommendations for organisations engaging with Māori, and commitments for Volunteering New Zealand to advocate for support for Tūao Māori.

>> Read the Executive Summary


                                                                                  - VNZ  

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Access the report 


We'd love to hear from you

To know more about our services and how we can assist your organisation, submit an Expression of Interest  or contact us:

06 354 6027


 Submit here your Expression of Interest  

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