Other Ways To Help

Community Fundraising

Fundraise to help transform the lives of people living in poverty with a disability.

Thank you, we’re delighted that you’d like to help raise funds for vulnerable people living in the world’s poorest places. There are hundreds of ways to raise funds, the important thing is to choose a method that feels right for you.

Whether you run a marathon, host a bake sale, organise a school mufti day or ask for donations on your birthday – there are lots of creative ways you can help support people living with the double disadvantage of poverty and disability.

You can create your fundraising page now through cbm’s Givealittle page or get in touch if you’d like to discuss what you’ve got planned. We’d love to hear from you, and offer helpful advice to support your fundraising event.

Ready to start fundraising?

Challenge yourself

You can be as creative as you like when coming up with a challenge. For some it might be a 10km run, a 5km walk, or a 500-burpee challenge! The ideas are endless.

Donate your celebration

With family being close to all our hearts, receiving gifts in lieu or asking for donations at your next birthday or anniversary will truly make a difference.

Host a fundraiser

You might be running an event in the community, a gala dinner, or a school disco. Let us know how we can support you.

Give in memory

Honour the life of a beloved friend or family member who has passed away, by raising funds in memory, or in lieu of flowers.

By partnering with cbm you are helping to raise awareness and vital funds for people living with the double disadvantage of poverty and disability. 

Other ways to help:

Presentations to community groups, churches, businesses, schools – contact cbm to organise a presentation either by a cbm representative in person or online. Phone 0800 77 22 64 or email to enquiries@cbmnz.org.nz to get in contact.

Conferences – a cbm NZ representative is available to attend conferences that enhance specialist health services, medical care and skills for work in countries where services and community care for disabilities are unavailable or unaffordable.


Do you have time and energy that you’d like to use to help people? Are you keen to upskill, make new friends and have fun? You can play a vital role in our life-changing ministry as a cbm volunteer.

We welcome people of all abilities, skills and time-availability to become part of our team helping us to improve our services, reduce costs and ultimately assist more people in need. 

What can you do?
We have different types of roles available in our Albany office – depending on what you are interested in and what your skills are. Can you help with:

  • Updating supporter contact details
  • Working on a database (computer literacy required)
  • Calling new supporters to thank them for giving or to invite them for meetings
  • Helping out at cbm supporter meetings
  • Small repairs and maintenance
  • Cleaning

Other locations
We would also like to hear from you if you live in other areas of New Zealand, to be a point of contact for us with local knowledge about suitable venues which will assist us in organising our supporter meetings in your area.

We welcome assistance with distributing brochures and information about our work in local churches, community groups or places where you are an affiliate.

How can you become a volunteer?
It’s very simple. Click here to download the cbm Volunteer Registration Form. When completed please email it to us at enquiries@cbmnz.org.nz including a clear copy of your passport or drivers licence, OR post it, including a clear copy of your passport or drivers licence to the following address: cbm New Zealand, PO Box 303477, North Harbour 0751. After we have received your application, we will contact you as soon as possible.

For further information or to discuss our volunteer opportunities please contact our Supporter Relations Representative on 0800 77 22 64 or (within Auckland) 09 414 9405. Email: enquiries@cbmnz.org.nz

Pray With Us

Pray with us daily with cbm’s 2022 Prayer Diary to help support people with disability and the cbm staff and workers who serve them.

We believe in the power of prayer to transform the lives of people with disability living in the poorest places on earth. Each day hundreds of people share a moment of prayer with us through following our Prayer Diary. Your faithful support is a vital encouragement to the cbm team and the support of our cause.

Download your cbm Prayer Diary 2022 here: cbm Prayer Diary 2022

If you would like us to send you a printed copy of our cbm Prayer Diary 2022, simply contact us on enquiries@cbmnz.org.nz or 0800 77 22 64 or 09 414 9405.

Prayer Requests
Your prayers are an important support to cbm’s work. We are also ready to pray for you when you need it most. Please contact us on enquiries@cbmnz.org.nz or 0800 77 22 64 or 09 414 9405 to let us know your prayer request.

Advent 2021

Join us online for Advent 2021 to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Invite your family, friends and neighbours and spread the good news!

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” – John 1:5

As a valued member of our cbm family, you are invited to join our family, our team, and other believers around Aotearoa, in celebrating Advent 2021! 

You will receive a free online four week Advent series where each week you will receive: suggested scripture for prayers and reflection during the week; impact stories and videos about cbm’s mission to bring Hope, Peace, Joy and Love to people living with disabilities in the world’s poorest places; Advent colouring in and a ‘how to’ guide to make your own Advent wreath; opportunities to give meaningful gifts this Christmas, and more…

Click here to join in the four week Advent series.


Board of Trustees: Accountant

cbm New Zealand seeks a qualified person to join our Board of Trustees. This would include being a member of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee.

The Role

Our Board of Trustees seeks to appoint a new Board Trustee with accountancy expertise.

Key general responsibilities of Board Members are to:

  • Provide leadership by articulating and guarding cbm’s Vision, Mission, and Values.
  • Contribute strategic leadership by working alongside other Trustees and senior management to develop, engage with and review cbm’s strategic plan, in order to optimise cbm’s performance.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements as a charitable entity.
  • Participate in discussion and shared responsibility for decision-making, including reviewing materials submitted by management to the Board and ensuring that the financial structure of cbm New Zealand will adequately support its current needs and long-term strategies.
  • Act as an ambassador for cbm and safeguard the good name of cbm.


The Audit and Finance Committee has responsibility for:

  • Overseeing the annual budget process and recommending the Budget to the Board.
  • Providing expert oversight of monthly financial reporting and forecasting.
  • Presentation of Financial Reports to the Board.
  • Providing governance and financial oversight of the Board’s Financial affairs, including development and review of policies.


cbm NZ desires to maintain a balanced skills-based Board covering the following domains of governance/kaitiakitanga: leadership; disability inclusion; accounting; legal; organisational development; fundraising; international development; theology of justice and inclusion and not-for-profit management.

The role would suit either a qualified accountant, auditor, or experienced Board treasurer or someone wishing to gain experience in a Board treasurer position. (cbm New Zealand employs a Finance and Operations Director responsible for day-to-day financial management and reporting to the Board).

cbm’s annual operating budget is in the order of $4,000,000.

cbm’s offices are based in Auckland, but Board members are sourced from across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Time Commitment

  • A Trustee’s term is for three years, renewable.
  • The Board meets for one full day four times per year. Board meetings are usually face-to-face in Auckland with an option of virtual meetings / attendance where convenient.
  • The Audit and Finance Committee meets three times per year for up to 3 hours, with the option of virtual or face-to-face attendance.



Under the terms of our Board Charter, Board members do not receive remuneration. All reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

As an inclusive organisation, we welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability. Provision will be made for reasonable access support to make attendance and participation accessible to Board members with disabilities. cbm will work with candidates to explore how best to meet those needs.

To Apply

If you are suitably qualified and have a passion and desire to serve those living with disability in poorer communities overseas, please submit your CV with a cover letter outlining your experience and why you would like to join the Board of cbm New Zealand (or just be in contact if you have any further questions).

Please address correspondence to: Andrew Smith, Chair of the Personnel and Compensation Committee (rothesayandrew@gmail.com)

If you cannot access email, you are welcome to call Andrew on 027 249 6915. Alternatively, please feel free to attach a short video instead of the cover letter (including in NZSL). Further alternative formats for making an application, can be requested.


Board of Trustees: Person with Lived Experience to Disability

cbm New Zealand is calling for applications from people with lived experience of disability to join our Board of Trustees.  As an international development organisation committed to improving quality of life of people living with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world, we raise funds for quality international programmes impacting up to one million people each year.

As a Trustee of our Board, you will contribute governance experience as well as your perspective on our priorities and practices.  Responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic leadership,
  • Ensuring legal compliance,
  • Acting as an ambassador for cbm,
  • Serving on at least one of our four Board Committees.


cbm’s offices are based in Auckland, but Board members contribute from across Aotearoa New Zealand. The Board meets for one full day four times per year. Provision is for disability-related support to make participation accessible. cbm will work with you to explore how best to meet those needs.

If you have a desire to serve those living with disability in poorer communities overseas, please submit your CV with a cover letter to Andrew Smith via email  rothesayandrew@gmail.com or call Andrew on 027 249 6915.

Alternatively, please feel free to attach a short video instead of the cover letter (including in NZSL if you like).

Our team would love to hear from you