Your generous support can help transform lives and enable brighter futures for the children of Aotearoa New Zealand. There are lots of different ways to get involved.



Making a donation to Barnardos is the best way to give New Zealand children the help they need. Your donation will have an immediate impact for a child experiencing problems like anxiety, isolation, neglect and family violence. Problems thousands of New Zealand children live with every day. Now, more than ever.

You can also make a deposit directly to our account (Barnardos NZ, 06-0501-0509606-02) using your supporter number as a reference. If you don't have a supporter number and would like a receipt, please email your details to


Speak to a fundraiser

You will find Barnardos face-to-face fundraisers on streets, at shopping centres, and going door to door in different locations every week talking to people about Children’s Champions, our monthly giving programme.

All fundraisers will be wearing Barnardos branded clothing and have an official ID. However, if you have any questions about a fundraiser please call 0800 005 437. 

Where are our fundraisers this week?

We currently have fundraisers located at a small number of business sites in Auckland, the Taupo region, Dunedin and Mosgiel and a door to door team working in the north Auckland. 

Note: Due to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 our fundraisers are operating a contactless option, maintaining 2 meters social distancing and ensuring they are keeping up with hand washing and hand sanitising after every interaction with the public. 



Fundraising is a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community. Are you running a marathon, holding a quiz night, hosting a morning tea or organising a special event? Whatever you're doing, the funds you raise will help improve the lives of New Zealand children.

The easiest way to fundraise is to set up a page for your event on a secure online fundraising platform. We recommend givealittle.


Sign up to Footsteps to a Brighter Future

Sign up today for Footsteps to a Brighter Future, kicking off October 12! Over three weeks this spring, we're challenging you to take 10,000 steps a day. With every step you take, with every dollar you raise, you will be helping New Zealand children affected by family violence to feel safe again.

In times of great stress and uncertainty, the incidence of family violence rises. Barnardos runs a programme called Footsteps to Feeling Safe, which helps children feel safe and face the future with confidence.

By signing up to Footsteps to a Brighter Future, you can help children affected by family violence on their journey to feeling safe.

Click here to sign up today!



Leave a legacy

By leaving Barnardos a gift in your Will, you can make a difference for future generations of New Zealand children. You can make creating an Aotearoa New Zealand where every child shines bright part of your legacy. Every amount gifted, regardless of size, will make a real difference. If you'd like to know more about leaving a legacy to Barnardos please contact Sarah on 0800 005 437.


Get in touch

If you have questions about donations, fundraising or other ways to support Barnardos please call us on 0800 005 437 or email