The five things you can do today to help children and youth to thrive.

The five things you can do today to help children and youth to thrive. | ChildFund New Zealand

Helping others is something that most people want to do, but many simply don't know how. If this sounds like you, be sure to read on.

For some, helping others means offering a younger sibling assistance with their homework. For others, it may mean volunteering to serve dinner at a local soup kitchen. At ChildFund, there are many ways for people to get involved in our work. Some people are surprised to learn that helping children and youth to thrive is about more than making donations. 

Here are five incredible ways you can make a difference for children and youth right now:

1. Learn about the issues impacting children and their communities.

In the communities where ChildFund works, children, youth and their families are impacted by many issues. By taking time to learn about how children live, you're giving yourself knowledge and information you can take to your workplace, church, family functions and schools. This way, you'll be able to share with others and help even more people to become aware of global issues. 

Don't know where to get started? Browse our website and learn more about our work in our dedicated communities. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest information in your email inbox every month.

2. Raise your voice by becoming a champion for children.

Make your voice heard about the issues that matter most to children. Join our community on social media, or become a ChildFund Champion yourself. We love our champions, because they share critical information about our appeals, campaigns and more. 

As a ChildFund Champion, you will be provided with materials and content you can share on your social media or distribute to friends and family on our behalf. In return, you'll be rewarded with merchandise and opportunities to attend special events around New Zealand. 

3. Give a gift on your friend's behalf.

There are thousands of children and youth who benefit from our Gifts that Grow catalogue. Not only do these gifts help provide education, clean water and sanitation, food and nutrition, and much more, but they also give you the ability to share with your friends, family and colleagues your passion for helping vulnerable people. 

Each gift comes with a unique greeting card that you can give to your loved ones, showing the life-changing gift you've given on their behalf. Click here to shop our catalogue now!

Not sure which gift to give? Why not choose a ChildFund gift card, pre-loaded with any amount. The lucky person who receives this gift will be able to choose anything they like most from the website.

4. Join the ChildFund team and use your skills for social good.

We are always looking for talented and innovative professionals to join the amazing ChildFund team. We work at Generator in the heart of Auckland's innovation precinct, Wynyard Quarter.

If you think you'd be a good fit, don't hesitate to contact us today or send in your CV at Take a look at our current opportunities here.

5. Leave a legacy that lasts forever with a gift in your Will.

One of the best ways to create sustainable change for children and youth is through leaving a bequest in your Will. This unforgettable gift will help generations of children to thrive. Once you've decided to include ChildFund in your Will, you'll become part of our Hope Society, a special group of donors.

If you're interested in learning more about this unique and transformative giving option. Call us today on 0800 808 822, or email