PR gives back - National Volunteer Week 2014 #NVW2014

PRINZ thanks the many volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to our organisation, locally and nationally. Your input helps PRINZ advance the professional practice of communication. Whether you give your time as a committee member, mentor, APR examiner, presenter, or Awards judge - to list a few - you have played an important part in making PRINZ what it is today.

$2,213,140* of pro-bono PR in 2013

Participants in the 2014 Trends Survey were asked to place a dollar figure on the pro-bono projects they undertook in the 2013 financial year.

This volunteer week, we want to give our members an opportunity to share and celebrate your pro-bono PR and the organisations and community groups you work with.

Share your pro-bono PR on Twitter (@PRINZ_Events), by commenting on our Facebook post, or sharing a project on the 'PRINZ Network' on LinkedIn. If you would like to write a blog on this topic for PR Central, please send it to info@prinz.org.nz.

Volunteer with PRINZ

There are many ways in which members give their time and expertise to support PRINZ. If you would like to volunteer we would love to hear from you. We invite you to complete the online form to let us know the areas you are interested in.

Volunteer with PRINZ - online form

PRINZ volunteer opportunities

  • National Council members - elected and co-opted
  • Division committee members
  • Local Learning Lunch hosts and facilitators
  • Mentors
  • Presenters
  • Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management representation
  • APR coordinator / mentor / Viva Voce interviewer
  • Bloggers
  • Conference working groups
  • Students at Conference
  • Committees - Research, Ethics
  • Fellows Executive members
  • Award judges

*The biennial Trends Survey is undertaken by long-standing research partner to PRINZ, Perceptive Research, and was completed by 515 PR and communications professionals in 2014. Of the 515 participants, 79 identified themselves as being 'In a PR or Communications consultancy, including as a contractor or sole practitioner' and having completed pro-bono work in 2013.

The 79 respondents were asked to provide an estimated dollar value for pro-bono work if it was charged to clients at their usual hourly rate (ex GST).

Five per cent provided more than $120,000 of pro-bono pr and communication management time during the 2013 year. The majority of respondents (66 per cent) provided up to $10,000 of pro-bono time in 2013.