Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Volunteer sector welcomes professional development boost

Volunteer sector welcomes professional development boost

Joint Media Release: Careerforce and Volunteering New Zealand

30 October 2017

New Zealand’s volunteer sector is getting a professional development boost with the introduction of a new certificate aimed at experienced and aspiring managers.

Careerforce, the industry training organisation for the health and wellbeing sectors, has teamed up with the volunteer sector’s peak body, Volunteering New Zealand, to provide a clear qualification pathway for volunteer managers and support workers engaged in supporting the country’s social and community wellbeing.

“Contributing 157 million hours or the equivalent of approximately $3.5 billion to the country’s GDP, volunteers are vital to the social development, economy and environment of New Zealanders,” says Volunteering New Zealand Chief Executive Scott Miller.

“Volunteering New Zealand’s role is to promote, support and represent the important role volunteers and volunteer organisations play in supporting our communities.

“Supporting development of managers of volunteers and the organisations they work within, has been a key VNZ focus since 2010. Providing a qualification pathway is the next step in this journey. It promotes volunteering as a recognised and respected profession with core competencies that also advances the common good. “

Careerforce Chief Executive Ray Lind says the New Zealand Certificate in First Line Management (Level 4) is a perfect fit for anyone who is an experienced or aspiring team leader, supervisor or coordinator.

“If you are in one of these roles, this business programme allows your existing skills and experience to be recognised, while enabling you to expand your knowledge and leadership skills within your role,” Mr Lind says.

“It’s a great way to match your passion for supporting others and making a difference in our communities with a nationally-recognised professional framework, allowing you to better manage, engage and inspire your teams,” he says.

The announcement was made today at PIVOT, Volunteering New Zealand’s annual national conference in Auckland.

Mr Miller says that “With the support of Careerforce, we are encouraging organisations with volunteer staff in managerial positions to take up the opportunity to study the New Zealand Certificate in First Line Management (Level 4).”

“This qualification is not just an avenue to recognise and reward the amazing work volunteers do in our community, but also a way to demonstrate the high level of professionalism in which our volunteer organisations operate.”

For more information on the qualification, please see here. Contact Careerforce today to discuss your training needs on 0800 277 486 or info@careerforce.org.nz

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Government: Delivering Lower Card Fees To Business

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark has today announced the Government’s next steps to reduce merchant service fees, that banks charge businesses when customers use a credit or debit card to pay, which is estimated to save New Zealand businesses ... More>>

SEEK NZ Employment Report: April 2021

OVERVIEW OF APRIL 2021: STATE OF THE NATION: April, for the second consecutive month, saw the highest number of jobs ever advertised on seek.co.nz. Applications per job ad fell 9% month-on-month (m/m). SEEK job ads were up by 12% m/m. SEEK job ads were ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Warns Genesis Over Business Billing Errors

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Genesis Energy Limited about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. Genesis reported the errors to the Commission. The Commission considers that Genesis is likely to ... More>>

Stats: Lower Job Security Linked To Lower Life Satisfaction

People who feel their employment is insecure are more likely than other employed people to rate their overall life satisfaction poorly, Stats NZ said today. New survey data from the March 2021 quarter shows that 26 percent of employed people who thought ... More>>

The Conversation: The Outlook For Coral Reefs Remains Grim Unless We Cut Emissions Fast — New Research

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright. More>>

The Conversation: Why Now Would Be A Good Time For The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand To Publish Stress Test Results For Individual Banks

Set against the backdrop of an economy healing from 2020’s annus horribilis , this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) was cautiously reassuring: the country’s financial system is sound, though vulnerabilities remain. More>>