Story: Occupational structure

Volunteer workers

Volunteer workers

From China, Malaysia, India, Croatia and Singapore, these recent migrants all work voluntarily while getting used to life in their new country. Migrants form a significant number of New Zealand’s 1.2 million unpaid workers. Branka Cicak from Croatia says ‘For migratory birds like me, I recommend volunteering as the fastest and best way to get something out of the new environment while being able to give something in return.’

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Paul Callister and Robert Didham, 'Occupational structure - Defining and measuring occupations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Paul Callister and Robert Didham, published 11 Mar 2010