About

Volunteering Waikato has two main objectives - to ensure community groups get the volunteers they need, and to ensure that volunteers get the most out of their decision to give their time, energy and passion.

We do this by matching volunteers with the organisations where they will have the greatest impact, enjoyment and sense of contribution.

We provide services throughout the Waikato Region including the Waikato, Waipa, Thames/Coromandel, Hauraki, Matamata/Piako, Otorohanga, Waitomo, South Waikato and Taupo Districts.

Volunteering Waikato was established in 1993 with two main objectives - to ensure community groups get the volunteers they need, and to ensure that volunteers get the most out of their decision to give their time, energy and passion. We do this by matching volunteers with the community organisation where they will have the greatest impact, enjoyment and sense of contribution.

Volunteering Waikato has a strong focus on ''best practice'' in volunteer management. This is reflected in our own work, and in our expectation of other organisations that work with volunteers.

Volunteering Waikato has a range of services including:

  • Volunteer recruitment and referral
  • Training / professional development for those managing volunteers
  • Employee & Group Volunteering Programmes
  • Support and advocacy in the area of volunteerism
  • Volunteer Excellence Awards

Vision

  • Enriched lives and communities through volunteering

Mission

  • To support and enable opportunities in volunteering

Values

  • INCLUSIVENESS: We recognise and value diversity and all forms of volunteering
  • INTEGRITY: At all times we act professionally, being honest and transparent
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We accept our individual and collective responsibilities as we meet our commitments
  • EXCELLENCE: We strive to be outstanding in all that we do