Come and help shape the future of volunteering in Aotearoa
Join us to Shape the Future | Tāraitia te āpōpō! Together we will envisage and define our future of volunteering, Te wā heke me te mahi tūao.
PIVOT 2021 will be a face-to-face event in Wellington, on 21 October, with a special networking and celebratory dinner the night before.
PIVOT is the annual volunteering conference in New Zealand, where you will connect with peers, share and learn together. You will be inspired by a range of practitioners and thought leaders, and leave with renewed optimism for the future of volunteering.
Keynote speakers and panel discussions will focus on wellbeing, leadership and inclusion, the three key strands that have surfaced as being important to the sector. You will learn about latest research about the community and volunteer sector and innovative practices in organisations.
The PIVOT Conference theme “Shape the future” challenges us all as leaders and managers of volunteers and volunteer involving organisations into action. Your ideas and expertise will be captured and reflected back as part of collective mahi to secure the future of volunteering within your organisation and beyond.
There are two key events:
- Celebratory networking dinner: Wednesday 20 October
- PIVOT Conference: Thursday 21 October.
Celebratory networking dinner
2021: Celebratory Dinner & Networking Event
Join us to celebrate 20-years of connecting, supporting and collaborating with the volunteering sector.
Volunteering New Zealand was established in 2001, the International Year of the Volunteer. This year was designated by the United Nations General Assembly to increase recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteering, and to encourage more people globally to engage in volunteering. This year was the catalyst for our creation, and it was made possible by collaboration between the New Zealand volunteering sector, regional volunteer centres and central government. Let’s recognise and celebrate the agents of change, and sector champions, as we look to shaping the future of volunteering and the next 20 years.
This event is brought to you with the support of Seek Volunteer.
Guest Speaker: Jehan Casinader
Wednesday 21 October, 6:30 pm Te Papa
Speakers and Presenters
Click on the images below to learn more about our speakers for the day.
Jehan Casinader is obsessed with great Kiwi stories.
In 2020, he was named “Broadcast Reporter of the Year” at the Voyager Media Awards, for his extensive coverage of the Christchurch terror attack. In 2018, he was named “Reporter of the Year” at the New Zealand Television Awards.
Jehan has worked in the fast-past world of primetime TV for more than a decade. Most recently, he spent four years as the youngest-ever correspondent for TVNZ’s flagship current affairs programme, Sunday. Previously, he reported for Seven Sharp, Close Up and Breakfast.
During her career in local and central government Rose has led environmental, Te Ao Māori, sustainability and infrastructure large-scale transformational programmes. This has included management of around $20 million in partnership investments with iwi and communities across New Zealand.
Rose’s governance experience includes chairing Keep New Zealand Beautiful and co-chairing the Endangered Species Foundation.
She is passionate about sustainable, economic, cultural and environmental opportunities that enable cultural perspectives and inclusiveness which lead to positive community outcomes.
Conference content working group
with various Not for Profits and NGO’s over the past 25 years. Berenice’s career includes volunteer leadership roles at Hospice West Auckland and Heart Kids New Zealand. Currently, Berenice is the National Team Leader and Volunteer
Coordinator in Tauranga for IHC New Zealand.
One of her greatest achievements was being the recipient of the inaugural Volunteer
Engagement Award in 2018. This Award offered by Volunteering Auckland, is in recognition
of ‘Outstanding Leaders in Volunteer Engagement’.
Berenice’s passion lies in making a positive difference in the communities that she serves
and is extremely honoured to be part to Pivot Conference 2021 working group.
Blind Low Vision NZ volunteers are a diverse group of people who provide support with Technology, Recreation, Fundraising, Guide Dogs, Collage Book Production, Library, Accessible Formats, Administrative functions and Vision Support. They complement a wide range of services to empower people who are blind, deadfblind or have low vision live the life they choose.
In my work I get to meet so many incredible volunteers and wonderful organisation and assist them with trainings, advocacy, providing resources, arranging recognition opportunities and helping volunteers find a volunteering that is rewarding for them.
for Volunteering New Zealand and for Volunteer Wellington. She has a real passion for all things volunteering and when she's not at work, you'll find Heidi...volunteering! Heidi was delighted to lead the conference content working
group, which provided VNZ with guidance and suggestions for Pivot 2021.
Please note, while the following speakers have been confirmed, their sessions may pivot slightly to fit the flow of the whole day.
WEDNESDAY 20 October 6:30-10:00pm
Volunteering New Zealand 20th Anniversary Event – Te Marae at Te Papa, Wellington
|WEDNESDAY 20 October||VNZ Evening 20th Anniversary Event – Marae at Te Papa, Wellington
|7:00 pm||Celebratory networking dinner|
|8:30 pm||Key Note Address:
Volunteering New Zealand – 20th anniversary speech
Jehan Casinader – Flip The Script
|10:00 pm||Event close|
THURSDAY 21 October 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
|THURSDAY 21 October||Pivot Conference – Shape the Future | Tāraitia te āpōpō!
Rydges Hotel, Wellington CBD
|8:00 am||Registration opens and arrival tea and coffee|
|9:00 am||Conference Opening Ceremony|
|9:30 am||Keynote: Diversity and inclusion|
|10:15 am||Morning tea, korero and networking|
|10:45 am||Plenary Panel: Latest Volunteering Research|
|11:30 am||The shape of Leadership|
|12:15 pm||Round Table: The future of volunteering, te wā heke me te mahi tūao|
|12:30 pm||LUNCH: Lunch, korero and networking|
|1:30 pm||Johnathon Hagger– Our volunteer whakapapa – looking back to inform the future|
|1:50 pm||Round Table: Sharing Innovations|
|2:30 pm||Afternoon tea, korero and networking|
|3.00 pm||Panel Discussion: The Future of Governance|
|4:00 pm||Key Note: Belonging, how organisations can shift and reset|
|4:45 pm||Closing ceremony|
|5:00 pm||Networking – Rydges lobby bar|
Book your tickets today
Bookings for our events can be made through Humanitix this year and events can be booked both individually and separately.
Our 2018 and 2019 conferences sold out, so secure your place today. We are offering early-bird tickets until 31 August!
Booking fees and GST are charged on top of this.
Registrations are now open. Fill out the form below to attend. Early bird prices currently apply.
TICKET PRICING OPTIONS
Networking Dinner Te Papa
Networking, 3 course dinner and speakers $125
Pivot Conference only
+ VNZ Members Pivot Conference 21st October $259
+ NFP non-member Pivot Conference 21st October $289
+ Public or private sector organisations non-member Pivot Conference 21st October $389
Pivot Conference networking dinner combo tickets
+ VNZ Members – Networking dinner 20th + Pivot Conference 21st October $359
+ NFP non-member – Networking dinner 20th + Pivot Conference 21st October $389
+ Public or private sector organisations non-member – Networking dinner 20th + Pivot Conference 21st October $489
Very good opportunity to have different perspectives and experiences shared.
It was wonderful, networking and being with like-minded people and learning a lot more about different aspects of volunteering.
Engaging, informative and inspiring.
Accommodation & Venues
Venue: Celebratory networking dinner
Te Marae, Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, 55 Cable Street, Wellington
Te Marae offers a singular experience within Te Papa and is also unique within Aotearoa. It is Te Papa’s response to the challenge of creating an authentic yet inclusive marae for the 21st century.
The space comprises a marae ātea and wharenui that cater for all the purposes such places customarily serve. It is also a living exhibition that interprets for visitors the meaning of the marae experience, and acts as a showcase for contemporary Māori art and design.
Venue: PIVOT Conference – Shape the Future, Tāraitia te āpōpō
The Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Pipitea, Wellington, 6011
Rydges Wellington is centrally located on downtown Featherston Street with a unique combination of harbour and city outlooks. Our Wellington accommodation is within walking distance to Lambton Quay, Sky Stadium, Queens Wharf and Wellington Railway Station making it ideally positioned in the heart of the capital.
Accomodation: Rydges Hotel
Special accommodation offer from the Rydges Hotel (the conference venue):
· $229.00 Bed & Portlander Buffet Breakfast for 1
· $249.00 Bed & Portlander Buffet Breakfast for 2
Rates are inclusive of GST and are per room, per night