2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards... and the winners are...

26 June 2019 | News

Volunteering Waikato congratulates the nominees and recipients of the 2019 Volunteer Excellence Awards!

Jennifer's story - challenging the stigma of mental health through volunteering

23 May 2019 | Featured Volunteers

Jennifer shares her thoughts on volunteering, the stigma of mental health, and diversity...

Volunteering Waikato's GM receives Queen's Service Medal

16 January 2019 | News

Volunteering Waikato general manager Heather Moore was "pretty stunned" when she was included on the New Year Honours list...

Ever thought of volunteering with pumpkins?!

19 December 2018 | Featured Volunteers

Chris does!! "I like to meet different people, get into different spaces, do different things - you can't get much different than pumpkins, right?"

Corporate Volunteering Done Right

16 December 2018 | News

Recently Hobbiton movie set reached out to Volunteering Waikato, with hopes of getting involved with Daffodil Day... the result was win-win!

Learning benefits of volunteering

16 November 2018 | News

‘Not only did these students learn that there are those that cannot afford a simple meal, they learnt that they can do something about it...'

Volunteering Waikato - walking the talk

16 October 2018 | News

Their community contribution and support of the volunteer sector are a true testament of an organisation that can both walk the walk and talk the talk...

Using Reciprocity to Combat Loneliness

1 September 2018 | Magazine Articles

I’ve been reading about a wonderful organisation in the UK called “GoodGym”. Its focus is to provide opportunities for people to connect with older fo...

The Gift of Volunteering

1 February 2018 | Magazine Articles

Volunteering brings so many benefits to individuals. It gives a sense of purpose and structure to our days and keeps us engaging in a positive way...

Rejuvenating and Refreshing Tired Organisations

1 January 2017 | Magazine Articles

Many organisations are struggling to deal with ageing volunteers, and no one is sure where the next generation of people is coming from...