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

The Gift of Volunteering
The Gift of Volunteering

1 May 2016 | 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...