Resources, News, Training & Events

Join us at the Excellence Awards 2024 - a special opportunity to celebrate and honour volunteers across Hawke's Bay, who carry out vital roles which weave through the social, cultural and economic fabric of our community.   Saturday 15th June 2024 The Assembly... Read More
We are thrilled to announce that we will be launching a new service in Te Matau-a-Māui, Hawke's Bay to support local whānau with free laundry services and genuine kōrero. Orange Sky will be launching the new Hawkes Bay service in August, marking the... Read More
Join us for a full day of speakers and workshops. The main focus of the conference will be the new volunteering  Best Practice Guidelines.  These guidelines are a comprehensive support document for the complete volunteer life cycle journey. Thursday 22... Read More
Here is a collated list of training opportunities around Aotearoa that may meet some of the needs identified at the Coordinators/Managers of Volunteers hui in early 2024: 1. Raising your Profile    Dates: 03/09/2024    Delivery: Online  ... Read More
Group at a Volunteer Coordinators meeting in Hastings Kia ora and thank you very much to those of you who were able to join us for the first Coordinators/Managers of Volunteers hui for 2024. A great start to reinvigorating our network and mapping out training needs. At that hui, Nancy Groh from Volunteering Hawke's Bay... Read More
Governance Workshop: Getting your Board Onboard. Want your organisation to operate at full potential? Join us for an empowering workshop designed to share best practice models for non-profit governance. To get everyone on the same page, this workshop is for an organisations... Read More
Some exciting news! In the coming weeks, we will welcome Tryphena Cracknell as the new manager of Volunteering Hawkes Bay. Recently returning to Hawke’s Bay with her family, Tryphena brings a wealth of skills, talent and experience to the organisation from a diverse... Read More
Napier City Rovers Football Club, Senior Men's Team has the distinction of being Volunteering Hawkes Bay's Volunteers of the Month for September 2023. They were nominated by Ally Rogers, who shared the following message with us. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart to... Read More
Community volunteering is a valuable way for businesses to contribute to their community's social and environmental well-being while gaining benefits for their business and staff. According to Volunteering New Zealand, volunteering has positive benefits for the volunteer and the... Read More
Sandra Hazlehurst, Mayor of Hastings, shouts out her thanks to the volunteers of Hawkes Bay.
Kirsten Wise, Mayor of Napier, shouts out her thanks to the volunteers of Hawkes Bay.
With volunteers contributing so much to the success of organisations, community projects and groups, ensuring they are recognised, appreciated and valued for all they do is essential. Here are some ideas to help you get started. Create a volunteer appreciation wall in your... Read More
Volunteering can be a rewarding way to help others and positively impact society. But did you know that volunteering can also help your job search? Here are some of the benefits of volunteering for people who are re-entering the workforce: Volunteering can fill the gaps in... Read More
We asked Tarun why he chooses to volunteer.  His response..."It's something I always wanted to do, I want to be active in the community and I want to learn how to communicate better". No matter your age, there are numerous ways in which you can be involved in your... Read More
Across Hawkes Bay, there are a number of community groups, organisations and businesses that are helping the region to recover from Cyclone Gabrielle. Whether you are looking for help, or wanting to help, the following list is a good starting point.  Cyclone Hawkes Bay... Read More