Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Diversity is important in volunteer involving organisations

Media Release
19 March 2014
Diversity is important in volunteer involving organisations

Friday 21 March marks the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination – Race Relations Day. Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) would like to remind those who volunteer or manage volunteers that diversity is important to volunteering.

The 2014 theme for the day is expressed in the phrase ‘I am Aotearoa New Zealand… te ranga tahi, together we grow’.

VNZ’s CEO Vanisa Dhiru explains, “The theme expresses that in order for New Zealand to grow we must do so together, as a team, which means removing racial discrimination and embracing everybody, no matter what race, to let everyone feel like they belong here.”

It is important to acknowledge diversity due to our ever changing, broad demographic of ethnicities in Aotearoa. “Volunteering organisations need to support and work with our changing community face. People of all ethnicities need to feel comfortable in applying for volunteer roles organisations who need volunteer support,” says Vanisa.

“At the end of the day, if volunteer roles are available it shouldn’t matter who is wanting to help. Organisations who embrace all ethnicities are set to gain a wider range of knowledge from the varying cultural backgrounds – any manager of volunteers, teams or organisations can learn from the diversity within their groups of people.”

VNZ is a Diversity Action Programme partner with the Human’s Rights Commission and encourages all organisations who engage volunteers to acknowledge the day.
More information on Race Relations Day visit: www.hrc.co.nz/race-relations/race-relations-day-2014

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#Kexit: Prime Minister John Key Announces Resignation

Prime Minister John Key has announced that he’s resigning as Prime Minister in seven days’ time. He made the unexpected announcement at a 12.45 press conference at Parliament, called with less than an hour’s notice.

“It has been an enormous privilege to be Prime Minister of New Zealand, and these last eight years have been an incredible experience. Throughout these years I have given everything I could to this job that I cherish, and this country that I love...“ More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

 

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

ALSO:

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news