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 2023 Prayer Diary to help support people with disabilities and the cbm staff and workers who serve them.

We believe in the power of prayer to transform the lives of people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places. 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 mission.

Download your cbm Prayer Diary 2023 here: cbm Prayer Diary 2023

If you would like us to send you a printed copy of our cbm Prayer Diary 2023, 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 mission. 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 2023

Join us online for Advent 2023 to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Invite your family, friends and neighbours and spread the good news!

“A Saviour has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11

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 2023! 

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.


Programmes Advisor / Programmes Officer

cbm New Zealand has a growing field programme on Inclusive Eye Health in Papua New Guinea. The Programmes Advisor role brings expertise in eye care and mentors staff in programme development and management of Eye Health Services, in order to strengthen quality and effectiveness.

The role is based in Auckland, but will include international travel, in particular to Papua New Guinea.

The role will assist in the management of a programmes team of partner organisations in Papua New Guinea supported by cbm New Zealand and CBM Global.

As a member of the International Programmes Team, you will support the Director in implementing and developing the Inclusive Eye Health Plan for PNG and the Pacific. The position enables technical strengthening, programme oversight and decision making with CBM PNG Country Team. The role works in liaison with other management team Advisors, strengthening quality and accountability with programme staff in New Zealand and oversees.

Key role features include:

  • Capacity strengthening.
  • Technical mentoring and assist in management of PNG country team.
  • Programme design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute to country strategy planning and implementation.
  • Assist with oversight of programme quality, accountability and systems.
  • Contribute to New Zealand development sector, representing and supporting others to represent CBM and promoting disability inclusive development.

Click here for full job description.

To Apply
If you are suitably qualified and would like to serve people with the double disadvantage of poverty and disability overseas, then please email lhadlee@cbmnz.org.nz attention Linabel Hadlee, International Programmes Director. 

Applications close 20 December 2022.

Ophthalmologist, Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

The Role 

  • Join a dynamic team on a global mission
  • Provide excellent medical advisory and humanitarian programmes support to our partners

To support the newly appointed national ophthalmologist at Goroka Eye Unit get establish, manage complex cases, and deliver high quality eye medical and surgical services. The position holder will also act as a mentor for eye clinic staff, and provide advice to CBM and EHPHA to implement and sustain high quality inclusive eye health services in PNG.

Click here for full details.

To Apply
If you are suitably qualified and would like to serve people with the double disadvantage of poverty and disability overseas, then please email lhadlee@cbmnz.org.nz attention Linabel Hadlee, International Programmes Director. 

Applications close 18 December 2022.

Our team would love to hear from you