Volunteering New Zealand | Tuuao Aotearoa launched its original Best Practice Guidelines for Volunteer-Involving Organisations in November 2012. These were were designed by a national cross-sector working group, in-depth consultation, and piloted with regional organisations.
These were recognised locally and globally as ground-breaking and world leading. Until their release, there had been few, if any, guides - nationally or internationally - as to what 'best practice' looked like in volunteer-involving organisations.
The guidelines were updated in 2015, and in 2017 an online tool was launched for individuals to complete and receive a report with actions and resources.
Te Anga Whaitake - Tuuao | Volunteer Best Practice Guidelines 2023, sits alongside these existing tools, and provides a simplified accessible framework, and corresponding resources and tools to support self-led learning.
The guidelines identify seven key evidence based good practice areas for volunteer involvement.
To read the guidelines, head to Tuuao Aotearoa | Volunteer New Zealand's website here: Best Practice Guidelines | Te Anga Whaitake