What We Offer - Benefits of Membership

If your organisation is in the Waikato and is ‘not-for-profit’, if you involve volunteers (or would like to), and are committed to best practice in volunteer management – then your organisation will benefit from becoming a member of Volunteering Waikato.

Who can apply for membership?

Almost any non-profit organisation with a commitment to volunteering can apply to become a member of Volunteering Waikato.

For an organisation to be accepted for membership you must have reasonable volunteer programme policies, or be actively working towards creating and implementing such policies. Organisations applying for membership must also have in place a health and safety policy covering their volunteers, and must provide an orientation including a health and safety induction for all referred volunteers.

Volunteering Waikato membership gives access to…

  • A Volunteer Recruitment and Referral Service. You may list as many positions as you choose for one annual membership fee.
  • An opportunity to profile your organisation on our website, enabling potential volunteers to find out more about your organisation.
  • Advertisements – we advertise widely around the Waikato Region, through extensive social media, and on our website. Potential volunteers can ‘apply online’ for these positions, if you choose.
  • Groups of volunteers for specific projects through our Corporate and Group Volunteering Programmes.
  • An Advice and Support Service in all aspects of volunteering and volunteer management.
  • Training & Networking for Co-ordinators of Volunteers.
  • The Volunteering Waikato newsletter UPDATE which will be sent to you every month with valuable information and articles.
  • An opportunity to take part in the annual Volunteer Excellence Awards. Nominating your individual volunteers or teams of volunteers is a great way to say ‘Thank You!’ - and all member organisations receive an invitation to attend the event.