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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...

Are Young People Volunteering?

1 July 2015 | Magazine Articles

I had an interesting experience recently during a deployment to Whanganui after the flooding. My son and I are both members of an emergency response...

When it is Time to Go… Exiting a Volunteer.

1 November 2014 | Magazine Articles

There are many reasons that your organisation may need to exit a volunteer. It is sometimes necessary, but not always an easy process...

The Top Ten Volunteer Complaints

1 August 2014 | Magazine Articles

We often we hear the same complaints from volunteers, and mostly these come down to a lack of preparation, sound practices, training, supervision and...

The Power of Individual and Collective Contribution

1 May 2014 | Magazine Articles

June is a big month for those of us in the volunteering world with National Volunteer Week, prompting celebrations of volunteers and volunteering...

Is Your Organisation Volunteer Ready?

1 February 2014 | Magazine Articles

It seems that often organisations have more problems, and more complex problems, with their volunteers than with paid staff, and sometimes it is clear...

End of Year Celebrations

1 November 2013 | Magazine Articles

Thanking your team both individually and collectively is an important part of volunteer recognition and retention...

Involving Volunteers in Financial Matters

1 October 2013 | Magazine Articles

Some considerations for non profits that are engaging volunteers in financial roles...

What makes a great Volunteer Co-ordinator?

1 March 2013 | Magazine Articles

There are some key skills that are important for Volunteer Co-ordinators to have in order be great at this dynamic role...