Join the network

Whatever your skills and talents, we would love you to join our team of advocates here in New Zealand. Whether you want to fundraise, volunteer at events, support Tearfund in your local church or join others to learn about poverty and injustice you will be helping to bring God-given transformation to where it is needed most.

How does it work?

There are so many ways you can join us in the work of ending extreme poverty. Take a look at some of the things you can get involved in and decide what fires you up! However you choose to lend a hand, rest assured you’ll make a lasting difference to the lives of people who need it most, around the world.


CAUSES Tearfund works in four main areas which we call causes Modern Slavery, Disasters and Conflict, Child Development and Farming and Enterprise. You can choose to support Tearfund’s work across all four causes or focus on one that you are particularly passionate about.


LEARN Take some time to learn about some of the issues that relate to each of the four causes. Explore and engage with the resources provided. Join some of the other learning opportunities on offer then share what you have learnt with your friends and networks.

ACT consider organising a fundraiser, doing a presentation in your local church or small group, become a participant in a Tearfund campaign, volunteer to help at an event, run a gift for life stall, commit to getting two children sponsored, become a regular donor, book a Tearfund speaker.

PRAY As you learn about Tearfund’s partners and the work they are undertaking around the world begin to pray for the work and the partnerships with vulnerable communities that are bringing lasting transformation to peoples lives.


REGISTER TO BECOME AN ADVOCATE This will connect you with a Tearfund staff member who can help to get you started on your journey. Set a target for fundraising – big or small – you choose. Find out about current events and learning opportunities you can participate in.

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What can you expect?

We are a small team but we are here to encourage and support you. We have a range of opportunities for you to get involved, learn about the work and contribute your time and talents to help.


Our causes


Modern Slavery

We believe people are not commodities so we combat human trafficking to protect people from modern slavery and exploitation.

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Child Development

Sponsorship provided through the local church gives children access to good health, education, social support and the chance to hear about Jesus.

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Farming and Enterprise

We believe people have a right to make a living and provide for their family, so we assist people through farming and enterprise.

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Disasters and Conflict

We respond to the needs of people affected by natural disasters and conflict and help to build resilience in communities.

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Set a target to support the work happening in your cause area.