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VOLUNTARY SECTOR

New Zealand Office for the Community & Voluntary Sector

The New Zealand Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector was established in 2003. It is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.

Purpose

The Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector's vision is for a strong community-government relationship. In practice, this means providing an accessible central contact point for government agencies in their work with the community and voluntary sector, and promoting good practice models between government agencies and their community sector partners.

Work Programme

As well as providing advice to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, the Hon. Ruth Dyson, the OCVS has five inter-related parts to its work programme:

Publications and resources

The Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector operates two "toolkit sites" to assist New Zealand public servants in their work with community and voluntary sector organisations:

The OCVS also offers a number of publications of interest, which provide more detail on the community and voluntary sector in New Zealand:

(Dec 2001)

The above publications can be viewed on the website or requested from the OCVS (e-mail: ocvs@msd.govt.nz).

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