Volunteering Bay of Plenty (Volunteering BOP) is based in Tauranga and services the entire Bay of Plenty. The centre works in close partnership with the other Volunteer Centres in the country via the Volunteer Centre Network and liaises with Volunteering New Zealand on a regular basis.
Volunteering BOP supports volunteering in the region around four main objectives:
To make volunteering more visible and valued in the community;
To enable every individual, whatever their background or ability, to have the opportunity to contribute to community life through volunteering and to benefit from the experience;
To ensure that organisations across all sectors have the information, skills and know-how to benefit from volunteering activity; and
To build and maintain quality volunteering support services that champion volunteering.
Volunteering BOP aims to be recognised by all sections of the community as a one-stop volunteering shop, attracting a wide range of volunteers and providing professional information on volunteering issues. The chief aim is to increase the quality and quantity of volunteering in the area by providing information, support and guidance to potential and existing volunteers, and to organisations both in the Not for Profit sector and the Business sector.