To provide support and assistance to volunteers, community welfare agencies and other volunteer-involving not-for profits organisations means of:
a) Providing quality programmes of volunteer referral and recruitment to non-profit organisations.
b) Assisting and educating non-profit organisations which use volunteers in how to train and manage them, to the benefit of both the organisation and the volunteer.
c) Actively promoting the benefits of volunteer work.
d) Advocating the rights and responsibilities of volunteers, and the recognition of their work.
e) To increase the awareness of the availability and value of volunteers and volunteerism.
Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.
Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)
Provides advice / information / advocacy, provides workshops
Promotion of volunteering
Education / training / research, Health, Environment / conservation, Social services, Employment, Religious activities, Arts / culture / heritage, Sport / recreation, Fund-raising, People with disabilities
Children / young people, Other charities, Voluntary bodies other than charities, Older people, Animals, People with disabilities, People of a certain ethnic / racial origin, Family / whanau, Migrants / refugees, Religious groups
Trust Structure: Our Trust Deed states that we must have between five and ten Trustees. As at the 2020 AGM, we have six Trustees, including the Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary.
Operational Structure: We employ a manager, Volunteer Service Coordinator, Media and Communications Coordinator and an office administration support worker. We also have casual volunteers who help with various activities throughout the year.
Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.
Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.