2019 Expos


Volunteering Bay of Plenty will be attending some expos in the region.


March 23rd & 24th – Active Retirees Expo.  Not sure what volunteering is all about?  What are the benefits for you?  Come and talk to us at the expo and get ideas of what you can do for your community and yourself!  There will also be some non-profit organisations manning the stand so you can also find out more about the organisations out there needing volunteers.

  Student Volunteer Week 2019

For 2019 Student Volunteer Week (SVW) will be held from 1st-7th April.

Students from all over the country came together for the NZUSA conference and came up with the theme for this year’s Student Volunteer Week:  Kaitiakitanga – student superheroes. They wanted to represent protection and guardianship of the environment and recognise the leadership of student volunteers. How are you going to celebrate your student superheroes? Look out for our marketing materials available next month to support your events.

Student Volunteer Week 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 

This year National Volunteer Week (NVW) will be held from 16th-22nd June – the theme is yet to be decided.

Each year New Zealand celebrates National Volunteer Week to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers in areas as diverse as social development, the economy and the environment. We celebrate volunteers and the invaluable contribution they make to our communities.

International Volunteer Managers Day 

This day, celebrated on the same day, 5th November, every year is a chance to recognise and celebrate the vital work managers of volunteers provide to volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations through effective volunteer strategy, culture, communication and resources. Without this work, volunteers’ time, talents and efforts would be wasted.

International Volunteer Day 2018   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.