Resources, News, Events & Tools

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
Volunteering overseas is a great way to expand your horizons, learn new skills, and positively impact the world. Whether you want to help with conservation, education, health, or human rights, volunteering offers many opportunities to go global. In this article, we will explore... Read More
A new tool to support volunteer engagement. Volunteers | tūao give their unpaid time and skills to communities and causes they believe in. This volunteering action needs to be nurtured and enabled. Our Guidelines are based on what volunteers need and offers easy steps... 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
We asked Isabella why she chooses to volunteer. Her response..."It's a choice thing". No matter your age, there are numerous ways in which you can be involved in your community. Find your place by searching the current volunteering opportunities here.  
Youth engagement in community development and well-being is crucial for building a thriving society. Young people possess unique perspectives, energy, and creativity that can drive positive change. By involving youth in decision-making processes, their needs, concerns, and... Read More
How many remember stuffing envelopes at the dining table for the local animal shelter, and licking the sharp-tasting postage stamps to stick in the corner?  Or folding flyers for distribution in your street and community?  Perhaps you still pick up rubbish as you walk... Read More
Here is a collection of hauora / wellbeing resources shared by ComVoices. They hope they can provide some help for staff, volunteers, managers, and organisations while we live through this time of uncertainty and anxiety in dealing with Covid-19.