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National Volunteer Week 19-25 June 2022 honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. The Award celebrated its amazing Volunteers and embraced the year’s theme: A ‘Time to Shine / He wā pīataata.’  During the week we highlighted the important role that many young Kiwis play in supporting their communities through volunteering, while also celebrating the adults who give their time to guiding and mentoring these rangatahi.

Annually Award participants give more than 55,000 hours of voluntary service.  There is a huge variety of service being offered; everything from helping the elderly in the community, volunteering at animal shelters, keeping Aotearoa clean and green through beach clean-ups, supporting others by being involved in surf lifesaving and much more. The Award’s Annual Social Impact Research estimates that Award Holders’ who gained an Award in 2020/21 generated $1,605,000 of social value for society volunteering for local charitable and community causes.

This volunteer week we showcased some of our Award community and the unique and exciting ways they volunteer and serve in our video. We will always honour the collective energies and mana of all volunteers in Aotearoa.  They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.



A ‘Time to Shine - He wā pīataata’- recognising and celebrating our volunteers

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