Volunteering New Zealand’s
Pivot Conference 2021

Come and help shape the future of volunteering in Aotearoa

The landscape of volunteering is changing, in some cases exacerbating the changes we were already seeing, in others creating another shift entirely. Change presents different challenges across the sector, but also highlights unique opportunities for reshaping and improving the practice of volunteering.

Be inspired and challenged to think about diversity and inclusion in volunteering. Learn skills for improving your wellbeing and extend your networks. Share your views as we question what we want the future of volunteering to look like. Take action towards shaping a national volunteering strategy.

There are two key events:

  • Celebratory dinner: Wednesday 20 October
  • Pivot conference: Thursday 21 October.

Registrations will be open from July.

Pivot Schedule 2021

WEDNESDAY 20 October
VNZ Evening 20th Anniversary Event – Marae at Te Papa, Wellington

6:30 pm
7:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:30 pm
Celebratory dinner
Key Note Speaker: Flip The Script
Event close

THURSDAY 21 October
Pivot Conference – Shape the Future

8:00 am
9:00 am
9.30 am
10:15 am
10.45 am
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
2:30 pm
3.00 pm
3:45 pm
4:45 pm
5:00 pm
Registration opens and arrival tea and coffee
Conference Opens and MC introduced
Key note – Wellbeing
Morning tea, korero and networking
Latest Volunteering Research Panel Plenary
Plenary session – Leadership
LUNCH: Lunch, korero and networking
Afternoon tea, korero and networking
Latest Volunteering Innovations Panel Plenary
Shaping a National Volunteering Strategy
Closing ceremony
Networking – Rydges lobby bar

The conference was everything I expected and more; great opportunities to learn, share, and network. 

Volunteer Marlborough

Well organised; the speakers were excellent and I really enjoyed the day. Thank you

Department of Corrections

Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the opportunity to connect with others and share best practice around volunteerism. 

Scouts New Zealand