Become a Compassion advocate and join a community of like-minded individuals raising awareness and support for children living in poverty.

Being a Compassion advocate can be as simple as chatting to your friends, family and church about Compassion.

Become a Compassion advocate and join a community of like-minded individuals raising awareness and support for children living in poverty.

Being a Compassion advocate can be as simple as chatting to your friends, family and church about Compassion.

Making music or art that raises awareness of children living in poverty. Visiting your local politicians to urge them to take action. Volunteering at an event to promote Compassion’s child sponsorship. How you advocate is up to you!

Whatever you choose, you’ll be equipped, inspired, and empowered to make a difference for children living in poverty.

Ways to engage.

There are countless ways to be a Compassion advocate. Why not choose something that suits your passion and talents?

 

Prayer

Prayer

Prayer

Become a prayer warrior on behalf of children living in desperate situations. By joining Compassion’s Prayer Partners Network, you’ll receive monthly prayer updates on issues affecting children, families and Compassion staff from around the world.

Prayer is integral to strengthening Compassion’s ministry. It’s also one of the most powerful ways to fight the injustice of poverty. Together, we can stir people’s hearts to help end poverty, abuse and exploitation—all through the power of prayer.

Find out more about Prayer Partners

Fundraise

Fundraise

Fundraise

Do what you love and raise money for Compassion at the same time. You could run a marathon, host a trivia night, or hold a bake sale. Why not encourage friends to donate in celebration of your birthday? Whatever you do, your fundraising efforts will help change children’s lives. Compassion will be right behind you—you can find all the ideas, inspiration and resources you need right here.

Find out more about fundraising

Compassion Sunday

Compassion Sunday

Compassion Sunday

Compassion Sunday is your chance to inspire, to share, to encourage family and friends to stand against poverty by sponsoring a child. Hold this special, one-day event at your church to draw attention to the needs of children and invite people to respond.

Join with churches and groups around the country for Compassion Sunday on 3 August 2014—or another date that better suits your church schedule. By encouraging your church family to pray and take action, you’ll be giving more children in poverty a better future. 

Find out more about Compassion Sunday

A Taste of Compassion

A Taste of Compassion

A Taste of Compassion

Want to share about Compassion’s ministry over a meal with friends, but have no idea where to start? We’ve got all the resources you’ll need—whatever your idea of a perfect event is. From a black-tie dinner to a pop-up picnic or a casual lunch at your favourite restaurant, we’ll help you make it a fun, unique and inspiring event for your guests. 

In A Taste of Compassion, you’ll find recipes, country facts, stories from sponsored children, and a heap of fun event ideas. There’s all the information you’ll need to answer your guest’s questions. You know child sponsorship works—now your friends will too.

The Options Game

The Options Game

The Options Game

Develop a deeper appreciation of the challenges of living in poverty through The Options Game. Players face scenarios and simulations that give insight into the serious dilemmas posed by living on less than $2 a day.

The Options Game is based on the real experiences of people living in poverty. Playing it will help your church, family and friends gain a stronger understanding of the issues—and how to speak up and make a stand. 

58: The Film

58: The Film

58: The Film

58: The Film tells the inspiring story of the global Church in action. Screening this impacting film will inspire your family, friends, church—and yourself— to take a stand against poverty. Witness courage and determined faith in a journey from the slums of Kenya to the quarries of India. The film is part of a global movement answering the call of Isaiah 58 to take a stand against injustice, poverty and oppression. Watch the film and be moved to action. 

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer your time at Compassion’s Newcastle headquarters—you’ll be our office hero. We’re always in need of enthusiastic volunteers from the local area to help us with various tasks.

It’s thanks to the time and effort of people like you that allows us to better serve our supporters and release more children from poverty.

If you have a talent or passion for any of the following areas, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Letter processing
  • Administration
  • Customer service
  • Human resources
  • Informational technology
  • Facilities management
  • Finance
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing and communications

Interested? Please let us know by completing the adjacent form. We can’t wait to meet you!

Promote Compassion

Promote Compassion

Promote Compassion

You know Compassion child sponsorship works—why not tell others about it, too? As a passionate child sponsor or supporter, you are the perfect person to be a Compassion advocate.  Raising awareness of child sponsorship lets you make a difference in even more children’s lives.

How you advocate is limited only by your interests and talents. Love talking? Strike up a conversation at work. If you’re an artist or musician, you could create work that raises awareness of children living in poverty. Want to be part of the sponsorship action? Volunteer at an event to promote Compassion child sponsorship.

Whatever way you choose to promote Compassion, you’ll be inspired and empowered to make a difference. Please fill out the adjacent form so we can equip you further to spread the word.

On behalf of children living in poverty, thank you.

Write A Letter

Write A Letter

Write A Letter

Poverty causes a lack of hope and confidence—but your letters have the power to change this.

Your words can help your sponsored child believe in themselves, inspire them to study harder at school, and even draw them closer to God. Over and over, graduates from the Child Sponsorship Program say their sponsors’ letters gave them hope, courage and the belief they could overcome their circumstances. Letters often become a child’s treasured possessions, decorating their walls at home. (And let’s be honest—your child’s letters in reply will probably proudly sit on your fridge!)

Some great news? You don’t need to be a novelist for your letters to make an impact. It can be hard to know what to say to someone who lives half way around the world, but we’ve got some great tips to get your writing juices going.

So go on, find a pen (or your computer—you can write online!). Writing a letter will only take a few minutes, but the impact can last a lifetime.

Write a letter online!

Compassion Ambassadors.

Reaching unique and diverse audiences, Compassion Ambassadors are inspiring others to stand up against injustice and poverty across the globe. From musicians to athletes, performers to communicators, Compassion Ambassadors use their platform to help change lives.

 

Darlene Zschech, pastor/singer/songwriter

Darlene Zschech, pastor/singer/songwriter

"My family and I are passionate about the work of Compassion and helping the poor. Recently we visited our sponsored children and it showed us the heartbreak of poverty and the hope brought through Compassion."

Colin Buchanan, singer/songwriter

Colin Buchanan, singer/songwriter

“Our family has a connection with the sponsored kids and feel that we have been able to contribute to their physical and spiritual needs as a family. This hasn’t been a conceptual or generalised contribution either; we’ve been able to pray for a name and a child and look at their photo”

Andrew Fisher, V8 race car driver

Andrew Fisher, V8 race car driver

“As an ambassador to Compassion I want people to understand that a relatively small donation can make a big difference to a child’s life.”

The Sowers Group, band

The Sowers Group, band

"The Sowers Group feel privileged to be ambassadors for Compassion because we lived it. We were sponsored by a Compassion Supporter as boys in Africa, and we know that it has changed our lives. It works and we pray will save many more children in the future from a life of poverty." 

Jake Nauta, singer/songwriter

Jake Nauta, singer/songwriter

“I love the thought that the music I play or create or the shows that I play can count towards something bigger. Compassion is an organisation that is bringing hope to so many kids and families overseas, and I am really excited to be able to support what they are doing through the music that I play.”

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