Volunteer Wellington celebrates volunteers each year at the Mahi Aroha Awards during National Volunteer Week Te Wiki Tüao ã-Motu in June.
“Volunteering brings people together; it builds communities and creates a better society for everyone. Together, through volunteering, we are changing our communities for the better.”
Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, the Honorable Priyanca Radhakrishnan, at the Mahi Aroha Awards 2022.
Each year the community is invited to nominate volunteers in several categories. An independent panel of judges from the community, business and funding sectors gather to assess the nominations and decide on the award winners.
The Mahi Aroha Awards evening is a highlight of our year when volunteers and community organisations come together to celebrate the mahi of volunteers.