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.
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:
The OCVS also offers a number of publications of interest, which provide more detail on the community and voluntary sector in New Zealand:
The above publications can be viewed on the website or requested from the OCVS (e-mail: email@example.com).