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Thank you!

Firstly a huge thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, scholarship providers & volunteers who make Discovery happen!

Discovery makes a DIFFERENCE

With your help we can keep doing this amazing work and reach even more kids, teens and schools with these life changing programmes!

How can I help? Here are the ways...

Sponsor a teen or child

It costs to send a teen or child to Discovery. Some kids wouldn’t be able to attend without the generous donations we receive from people like you! 

To donate please CONTACT US or visit our GIVEALITTLE page.

Register as a team leader

For Discovery for Kids you need to be over 16 years and over.

Being a team leader on Discovery for Teens is open to adults 18 and over. Assisting on the Discovery programme is a fun, unique experience offering fantastic benefits. Past Team Leaders describe it as the most powerful eleven day learning environment available. Be prepared to stretch and grow yourself while helping others.

There is no financial on-programme cost, just transport to and from the venue plus your time and commitment.  For Discovery for Teens all of your accommodation and food costs are paid for.  Discovery for Kids are non-residential programmes, so does not include accommodation.

Time Committment

For Discovery for Kids you are committing to two and a half days .  Upcoming dates can be found on the kids page.

For Discovery for Teens you are committing to 10 days - three days training plus 7 days with the teens. Discovery for Teens are usually run during the second week of the April and October School Holidays, with training from Thursday evening of the first week of the School Holidays.

During the programme you will discover:

  • How to motivate and engage people of all ages
  • A fresh enthusiasm towards learning
  • More effective learning with better results
  • How to successfully work in a team
  • The ability to lead a team
  • Powerful methods to set and achieve goals
  • A sense of purpose and direction
  • Self-confidence


When an adult volunteers to help run a Discovery course, that adult has the opportunity to experience the same full programme as the kids/teens, plus the additional perspectives of leadership and facilitation. You grow a lot as a person, as a parent, and as a training provider and coach as a result of what you learn at Discovery.


“I have been to Discovery For Teens as an adult volunteer staff 5 times (2 times as ‘extraordinary staff’ and 3 times as core staff) from 1994-1998. My daughter was just 4 ½ years old when I went for the first time, and I always liked to tell everyone that she was my ‘teen under construction’. She is now an amazing woman of 24, and as it turned out, my participation in Discovery gave me amazing tools to be a better parent!”

Become an official sponsor

As a youth charity, Discovery relies on the financial assistance of the public, corporate companies, trusts and foundations through sponsorships, donations and gifts to deliver our programmes. 

Our aim is to make the value of Discovery programmes accessible and affordable to all New Zealand families.

There are different ways you can be an Official Sponsor:

  • Principal Partner
  • Sponsor and Grant Provider
  • Scholarship Grant Provider
  • Supporter and Gifts in Kind

Discovery's Amazing Sponsors

Scholarship Providers

Waikato W.D.F.F Trust

Martinborough Youth Trust

Sponsors and Grant Providers

Supporters and Gifts in Kind

Volunteer with Discovery

If you can help we'd love to hear from you! Let us know some details here and we will be in touch.

Thanks so much! We will be in touch :)

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Our Wishlist

You may have some extra supplies that we need! Or want to give in a practical way to help our office and support stuff keep things ticking along.

Check out this post which keeps an up-to-date list of things we would really appreciate.

Entertainment books fundraiser

Take the opportunity to grab an Entertainment Book through Discovery, the new 2018/2019 Entertainment Memberships are available to order now. 

Snap up a copy and make the most of the great deals on numerous amazing restaurants, cafés, art events, attractions, shopping, hotels, travel possibilities and so much more.

Long popular for the amazing 2-for-1 deals and up-to-50% off offers within, these books provide real value for money! Purchase yours today HERE!

By purchasing through us, you’ll support the Discovery Foundation at the same time. Make sure you let your family and friends know where to get their copy and help us achieve our fundraising goal.

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