Community

Skilled Volunteering

Skilled volunteering at Z

At Z, we’re all about solving what matters for a moving world. This commitment keeps us focused on the things that matter most, including our communities. We’re an organisation of highly capable and passionate people committed to ‘live neighbourhood’. One of the ways we do this is through Skilled Volunteering.

Z’s skilled volunteering programme gives our corporate staff two days of paid leave each year to volunteer their time and skills for not for profit organisations throughout the country.

We've focussed on skilled volunteering as this is an area of great need according to research of volunteers and community groups—and we reckon it's an area Z staff can have a positive impact on communities.

Enabling more talented people to donate their time and skills contributes to a New Zealand where caring and shared responsibility for resolving community issues is the norm. 

Matching skilled professionals with not for profits

A new digital volunteer service called HelpTank makes it easy for talented professionals to find a community project to donate their skills to. HelpTank connects community organisations with professionally-skilled volunteers willing to offer their skills pro bono.

Z knows that not for profits do important work every day but can lack resources to pay for the specialist skills needed to fulfil their ambitions. That’s why we partnered with Who Did you Help Trust to build HelpTank.

HelpTank provides guidance to support effective matches, such as tips for the organisation and volunteer to promote the best possible work relationship, and templates that not for profits can use to develop their volunteer projects. 

To find skilled help or volunteer your skills, visit helptank.nz 

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Volunteering safely

Z stands for being a zero harm working environment and we take steps to ensure the places in which our people work are safe. This focus is equally important to us in the community organisations that our staff volunteer with.

Got a question about Z’s skilled volunteering programme? Email skilledvolunteering@z.co.nz