Resources and News

Our wonderful Administrator is moving on - and we'll miss her! She leaves hard boots to fill but if you think you've got what it takes and want to be part of a team that does great work to support volunteers and volunteer-based organisations across Hawke's Bay, let us know!... 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
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.
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
The Institute of Community Directors Australia have made available a wide range of policies as a starting point for your NFP. These policies are free for any not-for-profit organisation to download and use, so long as it is for a non-commercial purpose and that the... Read More
Codes of Practice are a way of setting the standard of a process, and the environment that it is done in. This resource is a bullet-pointed view of the Volunteering Hawke's Bay Team's commitment to the businesses, organisations and volunteers we support; and our expectations... Read More
This tool will add value to your organisation, assessing strength and weaknesses, doing a gap analysis that will move you forward to better standards about volunteer management.
There is no effective volunteering without skilled and competent managers of volunteers. This guide has opportunities for on-going learning, recognition of prior learning and Leadership extension.
The network of Volunteer Centres Aotearoa compiled this guide for inspiration and ideas.
The obligations, duties and rights contained in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) make it clear that everyone has a role to play in ensuring health and safety at work. This fact sheet explains how HSWA applies to volunteers.
This year’s Annual Report reflects very clearly what a milestone year it was for Volunteering Hawke’s Bay in its growth and development. The Report illustrates the impact of COVID on the volunteer sector and how volunteering, in general, has had to change to meet the... Read More
As we head into the festive season, we can’t help but reflect back on the year that was. Despite all that was going on, the one thing that stands out to us was the ongoing commitment you, our volunteers, had to keep on serving the people of our communities. When we had urgent... Read More
Each year Volunteering Hawkes Bay produces an Annual Performance Report that provides a range of details and information on how the organisation has performed over the last 12 months. Covid 19 in 2020 had a major impact on our statistics as events and volunteering as we know... Read More