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SEEK launches volunteer platform

Online job search platform SEEK has announced it has launched SEEK Volunteer in New Zealand.

SEEK Volunteer is New Zealand's first national online volunteer website, offering volunteering opportunities across the country, the company explains.

The platform acts a conduit between not-for-profit and community organisations and Kiwis who want to volunteer, the company says in a statement. 

The volunteer website runs as a separate to SEEK’s job search site. There are currently more than 300 volunteering opportunities on the New Zealand site. It was first launched in Australia in 2000. 

“We’ve worked closely with volunteering organisations throughout New Zealand to learn what their needs are and how best to support them to utilise to increase exposure and attract more volunteers,” it says.

“Of those in New Zealander who are volunteering, key motivations show that their heart is in exactly the right place, with over half of them motivated by the opportunity to make a difference.”

Personal connections and passions for the cause rounded out the top three motivations for volunteering. 

“Volunteering is all about using your passions, skills and experience to give back.”