The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Get involved

Join us in transforming the world to a place where all people can live life fully.

By supporting Caritas you join us is in working to build a fair and just world through development, emergency response, advocacy and education.

By getting involved in campaigns, letter writing and becoming more aware of injustice, you are making an important difference.

Why Caritas?

We work to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable locally and globally through our uniquely integrated approach to emergency response, community development, advocacy and education.

One World Partnership

One World Partnership is our regular giving programme that enables you to join us in making an ongoing commitment to changing lives in poor and vulnerable communities around the world. 

Lent Appeal

The annual Lent Appeal is run on behalf of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops. It is our most important appeal of the year, providing almost half of our public donations.

Work with us

Want to join us in working for a world free of poverty and injustice? You can find current vacancies and volunteer opportunities here.

Caritas Gifts

Caritas Gifts allow you to support Caritas’ work. When you buy a gift, making a donation on behalf of another, you help transform the lives of individuals, families and communities struggling to overcome poverty and injustice.

Leave a legacy

By including Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand in your Will, you can leave a legacy of hope for those who need it most.

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