Tania Jones

Volunteers in New Zealand Secondary Schools

Tania Jones, PhD Student in Management
Tania Jones, PhD Student in Management

Email: tania.jones@vuw.ac.nz

Office: PhD Room, Level 1, Rutherford House, Pipitea campus, Wellington 6011

Supervisors: Prof Karen Smith & Prof Jane Bryson


A trained secondary school teacher with a background in educational technologies, project management in tertiary education and economic development, senior leadership roles in the charity sector, Tania has a diverse employment background. Combining this experience she established a private coaching and consulting firm with a focus on the development of early entrepreneurship, leadership and community governance in 2010 which continues to operate. She has over 20 years' experience in not-for-profit governance, including as Chair, across a variety of organisations covering national, regional, and local interests.

Tania has long been a committed volunteer for education, youth enterprise and community development issues. She is a passionate champion for volunteering in all its forms and committed to supporting volunteering within New Zealand and internationally.


  • Master of Education    University of Waikato
  • Bachelor of Education    University of Waikato
  • Bachelor of Social Science     University of Waikato
  • Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)     University of Waikato
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Education Technologies) Massey University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Commerce (Business Research) Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Research interests:

Community led development, youth development, social enterprise, nonprofit management, enterprise education, volunteers and volunteerism, volunteer management, volunteer cultures, community governance.