About Us

About Us

Volunteering Waikato - Te Ohu Tuuao o Waikato - was established in 1993 and has two main objectives - to ensure community groups get the volunteers they need, and to ensure that volunteers get the most out of their decision to give their time, energy and passion.

We do this by matching volunteers with the organisations where they will have the greatest impact, enjoyment and sense of contribution.

We provide services throughout the Waikato Region including the Waikato, Waipa, Thames/Coromandel, Hauraki, Matamata/Piako, Ōtorohanga, Waitomo, South Waikato and Taupō Districts.

Volunteering Waikato has a strong focus on ''best practice'' in volunteer management. This is reflected in our own work, and in our expectation of other organisations that work with volunteers.

Volunteering Waikato has a range of services including:
  • Volunteer recruitment and referral
  • Training / professional development for those managing volunteers
  • Employee and Group Volunteering Programmes
  • Support and advocacy in the area of volunteerism
  • Volunteer Excellence Awards
Our Vision
  • To enrich lives through volunteering
Our Mission
  • To connect people and transform communities
Our Values
  • Collaborate: We collaborate with everyone, everywhere
  • Connect: We connect people with our communities
  • Celebrate: We celebrate the impact of volunteering