A valuable part of TEAR Fund's work is the input of advocates and office volunteers.

If you live in New Zealand, are passionate about serving the poor and have time available, contact us to discuss how you can be involved in this dynamic and rewarding ministry.
All that is required is a willing heart.

ATTENTION: TEAR Fund is urgently seeking volunteers working at our Stoddard Road Office, Mt Roskill, Auckland (lunch allowance available).


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Become an Advocate

Advocates are partners of TEAR Fund’s ministry.  They help to promote, support and organise our programmes in their local communities, churches, small groups, youth groups and at events.  Our aim is to have advocates and representatives from every region and church in this country. 

By becoming an advocate you reach out to the poor and oppressed through practical expressions of love.  You also meet like-minded people, concerned about social justice.  You gain in confidence and increase your skills base as you promote our ministry.  Advocating with TEAR Fund is fun, flexible and rewarding, enabling you to use your time and talent to change the world.

Advocates can help in many ways.  These include:

  • • Helping out at events
  • • Speaking in churches, small groups, youth groups, community groups and schools
  • • Becoming a prayer partner
  • • Promoting our child sponsorship programme
  • • Promoting Microenterprise development
  • • Promoting our Gift for Life catalogue
  • • Helping in the TEAR Fund's Auckland office
  • • Maintaining a TEAR Fund display in your church
  • • Being an Area Representative
  • • Organising fundraising events
  • • Supporting advocacy campaigns
  • • You may even have your own ideas on how you would like to help

We know you are busy, that is why you decide on the level of commitment you are comfortable with, and the areas in which you would like to be involved.  There will never be any pressure to do more than you have time for.  We will provide you all the necessary support, resources, ideas and training.

If you are passionate about serving the poor and oppressed as an advocate please contact:
enquiries@tearfund.org.nz or call on 0800 800 777

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Become an Office Volunteer

Through TEAR Fund NZ thousands of children are given a fighting chance against poverty and a chance to experience the love of Jesus Christ. TEAR Fund supports a growing child sponsorship program as well as community development and disaster relief. We are currently looking for volunteers to help make the running of these exciting programs possible.

 Do you have a few spare hours to help out at our Auckland office?

Jobs include: 

  • Data entry
  • Updating child profiles
  • Processing child/supporter correspondence
  • Filing
  • Calling supporters

Full training will be provided.


If you would like to find out more, please give us a call on 0800 800 777.

To become a volunteer contact

Supporter Relations
Freephone: 0800 800 777

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