Community

The community organisations listed here are those that already work in partnerships with business or would like to do so.

 

Parkinson's

Parkinson’s New Zealand

It is scary to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a neurological condition that can affect anyone at any age. We are here to help. We provide information, support and education to people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and health professionals. Our Community Educator Service is available nationwide and staffed by registered health professionals. Website: www.parkinsons.org.nz

YWCA Auckland

YWCA Auckland

YWCA Auckland is part of the world’s largest women’s organisation, a global network of 25 million women leading social and economic change in over 125 countries worldwide. We have a proud heritage of providing FREE community programmes in Auckland for 130 years. These programmes deliver on our mission: to not rest until every woman is able to fulfil her potential.We are driven to provide women the opportunity to realise a better future.        Website: www.akywca.org.nz

Women's Refuge

Women’s Refuge

Women’s Refuge is the most significant domestic violence organisation in New Zealand. We strive to help prevent and stop domestic violence by providing education programmes and support services, information and safe housing to women, young people and children experiencing abuse and advice to their concerned friends and family members.We offer advice and make submissions to government, and collaborate with other agencies and organisations, and commission research. Website: www.womensrefuge.org.nz

Malaghan

The Malaghan Institute

The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s leading independent medical research facility. We’re here to make a difference to people’s lives, and our scientists believe that the key to making this difference lies in the immune system. Our pioneering research programmes focus on finding better treatments and cures for diseases affecting New Zealanders – including cancer, asthma and allergy, arthritis and infectious disease.  Website:www.malaghan.org.nz

OUTLine

OUTLineNZ

OUTLineNZInc. offers a free nationwide telephone support, helpline and counselling service to the LGBTIQ (Rainbow) Community staffed by trained volunteers. We also offer ‘face to face’ counselling either at our offices or via SKYPE for people outside Auckland staffed by fully qualified counsellors at reduced rates dependent on a person’s financial situation . Website:www.outline.org.nz

Emerge

Emerge

Emerge helps adults with disability plan their careers, secure a job and support them in that employment; we also assist employers to create a sustainable diverse and inclusive workplace. In addition we philanthropically funded school to community/work transition programmes for youth with disability as well as facilitating transition whanau circle meetings in schools to assist these families prepare for the future beyond school.  Website:www.emergetrust.org.nz

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is a unique, dynamic and accessible Zoo that provides our local community and visitors with a place to celebrate the living world. Through engaging experiences and best practise conservation, sustainability, animal care and management we aim to create an understanding that we are all connected by nature and to use this to excite and inspire people to take positive action to protect the environment. Website: www.wellingtonzoo.com

Barnardos

Barnardos

Every single day there are over 50 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in New Zealand communities. Aotearoa’s children deserve better and Barnardos is there to provide help and support when children and families need it most. Last year we directly supported more than 12,500 children and their families. We helped thousands more through our community development, outreach and helpline services. Website:www.barnardos.org.nz

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo

Set in 17 hectares of parkland just minutes from Auckland’s CBD Auckland Zoo hosts the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand. Actively engaged in numerous conservation projects throughout New Zealand and overseas. Auckland Zoo is committed to bringing people together to build a future for wildlife. Website: www.auckland.co.nz

Save the Children

Save the Children NZ

Save the Children works in 120 countries. We are a very ambitious organisation working to save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential. We have over 12 programmes in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and NZ aimed at improving their health, providing education, reducing the risk of disaster and meeting their needs after crises. Website: www.savethechildren.org.nz

Blue Light

Blue Light

We’re a youth orientated charity in partnership with the New Zealand Police delivering activities and educational resources to young people. This includes mentoring, youth at risk interventions, leadership camps, truancy programs, sports, cultural events, 80,000 educational, lifeskills and crime reduction handbooks to secondary schools, the Bryan and bobby television program and associated school resource kits, anti-graffiti projects. Website:www.bluelight.co.nz

Plunket

Plunket

We are New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five years old. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child.This current membership is for Wellington and Wairapapa. Website:www.plunket.org.nz

KCA

Kiwi Community Assistance

We are a registered grass root charity based in Tawa run 100% by volunteers to provide and assist in the provision of fresh and non perishable food, household goods, clothing, to families in need in our local area – Newlands to Porirua. We also assist agencies in the Hutt, Kapiti and Wellington CBD area.  This makes us ‘a one stop shop’ for our charity partners. Website: www.kca.org.nz

Deaf Aotearoa NZ

As the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand we create opportunities that inspire Deaf people to attain their aspirations. We provide service coordination, employment support, information and advice to the Deaf community and run customised New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Awareness courses for the corporate sector. Our mission is Access, Awareness and Advancement to strengthen the rights of Deaf people.                        Website: www.deaf.org.nz

MDF

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a NZ based not-for-profit which provides information and support to people affected by over 60 neuromuscular conditions. Our vision is that people living with these conditions has unrestricted opportunities to achieve their full potential. Our support and information can help these individuals to achieve this.  Websitewww.mda.org.nz

Zealandia

Zealandia

At Zealandia see and hear some of the rarest, most extraordinary native wildlife on the planet. Discover New Zealand’s unique natural history in our interactive state-of-the-art multimedia display and learn about our ground-breaking eco-restoration project. In the sanctuary valley, explore walking tracks and see native animals in their natural environment. Join our night tour to spot kiwi and other nocturnal native animals. Websitewww.visitzealandia.com

Mothers Network

Mothers Network Wellington

Mothers Network Wellington organises facilitated discussion groups for mums throughout Wellington.  Supporting mums since 1982, our groups offer mums the chance to speak honestly about their experiences with other mothers in a supportive environment that enables them to build long term connections in their community.  Websitewww.mothersnetwork.org.nz

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HELP

HELP provides professional and specialised support services to sexual abuse survivors. Supporting the community since 1982, HELP works to empower women and children recovering from the effects of abuse and educates the community on preventing sexual abuse in the future.                                  Website: www.helpauckland.org.nz

Forest and Bird

Forest and Bird

Forest and Bird is the pre-eminent nature conservation charity in New Zealand had has been working to protect our unique native fauna and flora since 1923. Our team of field officers, together with over 3,000 active volunteers manage a wide range of innovative projects supporting the conservation of fragile fauna from the North Cape to Bluff. Websitewww.forestandbird.org.nz

Pablos

Pablos Art Studio

Pablos Art Studios Inc. provides quality and credible art opportunities for individuals who have experienced mental illness.  Our aim is to build confidence and support personal growth and independence through individual artistic development and challenges.  We create an environment that acknowledges career, personal and social needs and encourages connections and a sense of value for our artists within the broader community. Website:www.pablos.org.nz

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Abuse& Rape Crisis Support Manawatu

Abuse & Rape Crisis Support (ARCS) Manawatu was established in 1982. We provide services to children, women and men who have experienced sexual violence or abuse, and their whanau. Our services include support, advocacy and information; counselling; group programmes for children and adults; and education. Our vision – A sexual violence free world. Website:www.arcsmanawatu.org.nz

Kaipatiki

Kaipatiki

Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre has grown into an ambitious project to engage with the community on a wide range of conservation and sustainability topics, with education at the core of everything. Each year, with the help of hundreds of volunteers we grow 30,000 trees and plant 20,000 ourselves as we care for the local bush.  Website:www.kaipatiki.org.nz

Great Potentials

Great Potentials

The Foundation was co-founded in 1990 by Dame Lesley Max. Our initiatives – Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY); Mentoring and Tutoring Education Scheme (MATES); and Family Service Centres – all serve low-income communities.  Our objective: Well-nurtured children and young people within well-functioning families, contributing to safe communities and a prosperous nation.  Website: www.greatpotentials.org.nz

NZ Red Cross

Red Cross

We have seven fundamental principles that guide us in all that we do, whether it’s delivering a meal in Rotorua or providing medical help to a family in Syria. These principles are our life line, connecting us with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the 187 National Societies throughout the world.               Website: www.redcross.org.nz

White Ribbon

White Ribbon

White Ribbon is a global campaign led by men who condemn violence against women and want to take action. You can be that change by supporting White Ribbon and joining with other men so that together we can create a new norm of non-violence in New Zealand.  Website: whiteribbon.org.nz

Skylight

Skylight Trust

Skylight, a charitable trust, offers a wide range of services to support those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause, and whatever their age. We also equip, train and support those wanting to assist them, such as friends or family members, community volunteers, professionals and companies. Website: www.skylight.org.nz 

CCA

Christchurch Community Accounting

Christchurch Community Accounting (CCA) helps community organisations with their financial systems, accounting and audits. This includes training and individual help with all accounting matters. We are a registered charity, our services are generally free for smaller non-profits, and any fees charged to bigger ones stay in the non-profit sector. Website: www.commaccounting.co.nz

Kaibosh

Kaibosh

Our kaupapa draws on commonsense. Plenty of food that’s good enough to eat, but not good enough to sell, is disposed of every day. We rescue this food from retailers and redistribute it to charities working with people in need. This is good for our community, the environment and the businesses who work with sustainability and social justice values in mind. Websitewww.kaibosh.org.nz

Father and Child Trust

We help families who may miss out on mainstream services, especially fathers with sole or main carers of their children. We specifically target teenage fathers, with developed models of working with young fathers. With close co-operation between mother-focused organisations we work to achieve better father inclusion. With over ten years’ experience we provide valuable ‘know-how’ to improve the reach of ‘mainstream’ family services. Website:www.fatherandchild.org.nz

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Big Buddy

Big Buddy recruits, screens and trains male mentors, matching them with fatherless boys in ideally, lifelong relationships. A simple concept with profound implications in healing the social fabric of our communities. Our dream is every fatherless boy in New Zealand needing a father figure will actually have one and in the process we build a better world. Websitewww.bigbuddy.org.nz 

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Wesley Community Action

Passionate about social change– we don’t separate helping  individuals in need from seeking wider social, political and economic transformation. Biased– we believe all people are valued and have a bias towards those with the least voice or power. We work to empower communities. Practical–we get stuck in where we see a need and work from a ‘Strengths Based’ ethos.  Websitewww.wesleyca.org.nz

Comet Auckland

COMET Auckland

COMET Auckland is here to create spaces for people to connect in order to advance education and skills for Auckland. We do this by listening, sharing learning, coordinating, collaborating and analysing data that forms an evidence-based decision making process.  Website: www.cometauckland.org.nz

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Duffy Books in Homes

Duffy Books in Homes provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children in lower-decile schools and early childhood centres. Our vision is to break the cycle of booklessness in New Zealand by inspiring a love of books in children so they become adults who inspire a love of reading.  Websitewww.booksinhomes.org.nz

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Vincents  Art Workshop

Vincents Art Workshop is a place of learning and creativity, which contributes to healthy communities. Vincents Art Workshop is an essential social service set up as a result of Government policies of deinstitutionalisation from psychiatric hospitals since 1985. It is a community based initiative providing access to arts and craft facilities, skilled tuition, and materials within a supportive environment. Website: www.vincents.co.nz 

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Teach First NZ

Teach First NZ engages our country’s future leaders in tackling educational inequality. We do this by developing top graduates into highly effective teachers and inspirational leaders in all fields. Our vision is that all young people in Aotearoa New Zealand achieve their full educational potential, regardless of socioeconomic background. Website: www.teachfirstnz.org

Voluteering NZ

Volunteering New Zealand

VNZ is an association of New Zealand organisations that have a commitment to volunteering, such as volunteer centres, national and other organisations. Our mission is to create an environment which supports, promotes, values and encourages effective volunteering by the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. 
Website:
www.volunteeringnz.org.nz

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is the lead organisation that advocates for all people living in New Zealand to have access to and participation in the arts. We work with the community and professional arts sectors that include people with physical, sensory or intellectual impairments and mental health users.
Website: www.artsaccess.org.nz

Wellington Women’s Refuge

Wellington Women’s Refuge have been providing services to women and children in the Wellington community for over 30 years. We work alongside our sister Refuge Te Whare Rokiroki who provide services to Maori women and children.  Our services are confidential and we support women whether they choose to leave or stay in a relationship.  Website: www.womensrefuge.org.nz