Everyone has a story. What’s yours? We’d love to hear from you to tell your story. Read some of the wonderful stories here below about people, groups and organisations and the communities they reach.

Is this you? Managing depression and anxiety
October 5, 2022

IS THIS YOU? It’s 7.00am and you are in the shower and suddenly you feel your heart start to pound. At 2.00pm you are at the shops and out of nowhere you feel like ...

Start With a Blank Piece of Paper: In Partnership with Mana Whenua
July 15, 2022

Hilary Star Foged (LEAD) writing of her own learning and experience from engaging with mana whenua.   “Start with a blank piece of paper.” This is one of the most challenging statements and yet profound ...

Food for Thoughtfullness
April 7, 2022

Bellyful is all about supporting whānau when they need it most – at dinner time! We have been filling bellies since 2009. Bellyful nourishes and connects communities by cooking and delivering meals to whānau ...

Good Works Trust Foodbank
April 7, 2022

When I took over as operations manager for the Good Works Trust Food Bank 13 months ago my experience with volunteers was limited. I’d been a volunteer myself from time to time, but I’d ...

Tapping into the Fountain of Youth Volunteers
April 7, 2022

Volunteering Auckland has an enviable problem: an excess of volunteer applications. Cheryll Martin, General Manager at Volunteering Auckland is proud that the next generation is eager to give back to their communities with the ...

Youth volunteering – top tips for greater youth involvement
April 7, 2022

‘How can we get more youth volunteers’ is a common cry. Some organisations are fantastic at connecting with youth volunteers; others don’t know where to start. In the lead-up to Student Volunteer Week (4-10 ...