National Volunteer Week is 20-26 June and an opportunity for us to come together and thank our volunteers, their whānau, employers, supporters and all those who work alongside them.

Volunteers make up nearly 12,000 of our people. They are a big part of our team, which also includes career firefighters, trainers, our communication centres, and admin and support staff. They give up a lot to be a volunteer. Being available to help keep communities safe can mean missed dinners, reading good night stories to the kids, birthdays, and other personal commitments.

Once again this year, we’re thanking volunteers for the moments they’ve missed(external link). We’re running a media campaign across social media, radio, Stuff and on digital billboards, encouraging the general public to thank our volunteers and raise awareness of our volunteers and the role they play in keep our communities safe.

We want all our volunteers to feel valued. That’s why this National Volunteer Week, we’re encouraging everyone to thank our volunteers on social media, share our posts across your own social media and read and share the profiles of some of our volunteers.

Watch our short video thanking our volunteers:

Keep an eye out for our campaign and get involved where you can. If you get any pictures from the week, please send these through to

You can also email this address if you have any questions about the campaign.

Finally, a special thanks from Fire and Emergency’s Executive Leadership Team to all our volunteers.

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