Take Climate Action🌱🌏

Central to our Collaborate kaupapa is the strength of community. For us, this is not just about volunteering, but also about showing that we’re committed to, investing in and speaking up about improving New Zealand as a whole.

We’d like to encourage all of our Collaborate community to add your voice to shaping New Zealand’s response to the climate crisis by writing a submission on the Zero Carbon Act Bill by Tuesday 16 July 5pm at www.parliament.nz/ZeroCarbon

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Liga

Meet Liga! Liga volunteers as a way to serve people and community. He volunteers for Kids Camp New Zealand supporting young children who are facing difficulties within their respective homes/communities.

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NZ Hi-tech Award Finalist for a second year in a row

We are extremely proud to announce that we are finalists in, not one but, two categories for the NZ Hi-Tech Awards. For the second year in a row Collaborate has been named a finalist in Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good category. We are also thrilled to have Holly Norton, co-founder and Chief of Community named as a Hi-Tech Young Achiever of the Year Finalist.

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Collaborating with Te Papa

Collaborate and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa are excited to announce a coordinated, interactive volunteer platform as part of the Te Papa’s newest exhibit, Te Taiao | Nature. The exhibit launched today and features a customised version of the volunteer matching platform as a way for visitors inspired by the exhibition to become kaitiaki (guardians) of our natural environment.

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How to write the most engaging volunteering opportunity

The volunteering landscape is changing rapidly. People are desperately wanting to connect with their community and give back, however are becoming more and more time poor. This means they are searching for fast and easy, but meaningful ways to connect. They are looking for volunteering opportunities that can fit in around their busy life style, that also match their passions, skills and interests.

So, how do you make sure you are writing the most engaging volunteering opportunities, to encourage the volunteer to find out more?

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Connecting With Our Communities - A Day Spent Well at Newtown Festival

Uniting our communities and celebrating the beauty of diversity is something we, as a society, should really focus on. A few weeks ago, the Collaborate team was fortunate to participate in the Newtown Festival. What Collaborate wanted to bring to the festival is that sense of positivity and connection. It is the small acts of kindness that can really lighten up someone’s day, and this was our focus on that beautiful and warm Sunday.

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Holly Norton, a finalist in the MYOB Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year international award aims to support women entrepreneurs across the world who aspire to tackle major social, cultural and environmental issues in their communities. Created by INCO, the Global awards is hosted annually during the Impact World Forum.

We are so incredibly proud and thrilled that Holly Norton has been named a finalist alongside 3 other incredible wāhine.

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Impact Lunch in Ōtautahi

“For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts.... It was a city in which painters lived with writers, writers promoted musicians, in which the arts and artists from different forms were deeply intertwined.” Our Christchurch Regional Leads went along to one of Steven Moe's fantastic Impact Lunches last week.

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Happy International Volunteering Day

Today is International Volunteering Day.  This is a day to recognise and connect with the global volunteer movement of which we are all a part. This year’s theme, ‘volunteers build resilient communities,’ acknowledges the vital role that volunteers play in preventing, preparing and responding to inevitable shocks and stresses within our communities, and building resilience to make us stronger.  How are you planning on celebrating volunteers today?

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