Student Volunteer Week

Student Volunteer Week 2020 (#SVW2020) runs from 30 March till 5 April. Celebrating #SVW2020 is an opportunity to acknowledge the impact that student volunteers make through volunteering.

#SVW2020 is also an opportunity to enable students to try volunteering! Students, universities, schools and organisations all over New Zealand will be recognising #SVW2020 to celebrate our student volunteers and connect young people with opportunities to get involved in volunteering.

There are thousands of high-school and university students who connect, give and grow through volunteering. This contribution has a major impact on communities and causes, on both the national and international stage.

Collective Impact: Give.Grow.Connect” is the theme of #SVW2020. Student volunteers give a hand and add real value to the community. Together they make a substantial impact on Aotearoa New Zealand. By giving to a community or cause, student volunteers grow and flourish. They gain knowledge and create change within their communities. Through volunteering, mahi aroha and social impact, student volunteers create their own social and professional networks. They connect with peers and people who share their same passion and interests.

Get involved with volunteering and register on our database or visit


VolFest 2020

Volunteering is at the heart of so many organisations and causes in our community. This is your chance to get involved and DO SOMETHING GREAT.

The definition of a grass roots event, VolFest is a celebration of giving back, learning new skills and putting your own skills to use to make a true difference in our special community. We have sites available for 100 organisations which will be showcasing their services at the event, giving people the opportunity to learn more and become part of the volunteering movement in Tauranga.

If not you, who? If not now, when?

Important Update

We are in the midst of uncertainty with the onset of COVID-19 around the world. With new measures in place in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease in New Zealand, we have decided the only responsible action is to postpone our VolFest event to early next year.We really appreciate your support and enthusiasm for VolFest, which promises to be an awesome opportunity for our volunteering community. We will be working hard to keep you informed of our plans to run this event in early 2021.If you would like to support VolFest in 2021, please email


International Volunteer Day

On International Volunteer Day, 5 December (every year)we recognise and connect with an estimated 1 billion volunteers around the globe working on the issues that affect us and our diverse communities.

Locally, it would be great to hear from organisations as to how they recognise and celebrate this day.  Email us at