International Volunteer Managers Day 2020, 5 November 2020

International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) is an international event recognising managers of volunteers, held annually on 5 November. IVMDay includes a wide variety of events, activities, and awareness-raising campaigns.


International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2020

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


VolFest 2020

(postponed to 6th March 2021)

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?

Update @ 17th March 2020: VolFest 2020 was scheduled for 4th April 2020 however has been postponed due to COVID-19. We appreciate the support and enthusiasm we received leading up to the event and we will be working hard to keep you informed of plans to run this awesome opportunity for our volunteering community in early 2021. If you would like to support VolFest in 2021, please email

Microvolunteering Day 15 April

Micro-volunteering is bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause. Micro-volunteering is quick and convenient – a micro-volunteering opportunity might take less than two minutes to complete and in some cases can be done from the comfort of your couch in your pyjamas.

Due to COVID-19 and alert level 4, virtual volunteering is a safe and brilliant option for taking part in the day. We’ve selected a range of ideas and resources to inspire and support both volunteers and organisations. Click here for  virtual volunteering ideas.

Student Volunteer Week (TBA)

Student Volunteer Week (SVW) celebrates young people who are striving to make a change through volunteering, and encourages students to try volunteering. SVW includes a wide variety of events, activities, and awareness-raising campaigns led by universities, tertiaries and schools nationwide.

National Volunteer Week, June 2021

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is held in June each year to celebrate the collective contribution of the 1.2 million volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. NVW includes a wide variety of events, activities, and awareness-raising campaigns. The theme for 2020 was: Te Hua o te Mahi Tahi I The benefit of working together. Click here to see what we did for NVW 2020.