Blogs2021-06-17T10:22:57+00:00
3011, 2021

Leading Volunteers through Major Change

It’s tough to lead a team through times of massive change. It’s even harder when they're Volunteers.Most humans dislike change, especially when it’s unexpected and will potentially make life harder. Whether it’s a pandemic, a global economic meltdown or major natural disaster the instinct is to hide or run. Good Volunteer Managers don’t do either so there’s a significant burnout risk. It’s our mission to support Volunteers and Volunteer Managers ...

111, 2021

Do Great Volunteers Make Great Employees?

There are many reasons job seekers should consider Volunteering to boost their career or increase their chances of landing a great new role. There are also some very good reasons why Volunteering experience can be attractive to employers. That’s where we’ll focus in this article. What makes a great employee? When you have an important role to fill you know that the ‘perfect’ person doesn’t exist. But you do want ...

310, 2021

Effective Volunteer Management – Challenging for Smaller Organisations

Getting the right Volunteers on board is crucial. When you follow the *6 Steps to find the ideal Volunteers for your organisation, you’ll have access to some wonderful people on board, ready and excited to help you change the world. I wrote about that in my blog last month - it’s only the first step. If yours is one of the hundreds of smaller community organisations and charities that depend ...

2808, 2021

6 Steps to Find Your Ideal Volunteers

This may sound a little strange, but in my experience, finding and recruiting the ideal Volunteers for non-profit organisations is a lot like a marketing campaign. It takes a clear strategy, thorough planning and a deep understanding of the people you are trying to reach and recruit. You may well already have your overall marketing strategy sorted and working well to position your organisation, promote the cause and attract ...

2008, 2021

A ‘Brand’ New Volunteering Bay of Plenty

You might have noticed that our website and branding has changed. We are excited to share the revitalisation of our brand and the story behind it. Since I joined the organisation in September 2020 the team and I have been busy working on a new strategy. Centred around Volunteering Bay of Plenty as the hub for Volunteering services in the region, we will serve our communities by Connecting, Advocating, ...

607, 2021

Volfest June 2021 Summary

Volunteering Bay of Plenty's inaugural Volfest event took place on Friday 25th June 2021 at Baycourt Theatre in Tauranga – coinciding with National Volunteer Week in New Zealand.Volfest showcased our Volunteers and the significant effort that the Volunteering Sector contributes to the community and the annual GDP (over NZ$4 billion!).Over 40 Volunteer Engaging Organisations exhibited at Volfest, ranging from conservation and art organisations to emergency services and sporting groups. It ...

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