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National Volunteer Week – 21-27 June

National Volunteer Week is from 21-27 June 2015. This National Volunteer Week celebrate the great work volunteers do and promote volunteering in NZ.

New Zealand is a leading nation in the contribution made by volunteers. A 2008 study of the New Zealand non-profit sector estimated that volunteers make up 67% of non-profit workforce equal to 133,799 full time positions, representing 6.4 per cent of the economically active population.

New Zealand volunteers contribute more than 270 million unpaid hours of work valued at over $3.3 billion to non-profit organisations.

Volunteers create positive change on many fronts – human rights, faith communities, health, education, sports and recreation, social services, arts and culture, emergency services, the environment and conservation, animal welfare, and community support development – the list is endless.

To find out more about volunteering visit www.volunteeringnz.org.nz