The World Vision 40 Hour Challenge is a fun way for young people to make a positive difference. Just pick a 40 hour challenge and have your friends and family sponsor you to raise funds for vulnerable children around the world. You'll help bring lifesaving water to children who desperately need it. Check out our 10 step guide on how to do the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge.

1.Pick a challenge.
Stuck for ideas? Check out our Challenge Ideas Resource to get you started. Whatever idea you have to raise money this year, go for it. From giving up your phone to using just 40 litres of water in 40 hours, or running a bake sale, every drop of action counts!

Note: Please choose a challenge that is safe for you and consult a healthcare professional before attempting your challenge.

2.Set up your online fundraising page – it's the easiest way to raise awareness and collect donations. You can also raise funds with a Sponsorship Book that you can collect from your Famine Organiser or, if you are not in a team, you can order a Sponsorship Book here. 
3.Start fundraising.
Let your family and friends know that you are doing the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge and ask them to sponsor you. Start by sharing your fundraising page on social media!

Do The World Vision 40 Hour Challenge!
This year, the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge will be taking place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June 2023, but if those dates don't suit you, you can pick ones that do.

Collect your sponsorship money, and make sure it is all banked by 30th June 2023. Pat yourself on the back and know that you've done a fantastic job to help bring clean water to children living in the world's toughest places.


Thank you for helping change everything with clean water! The money you raised last year is already making a huge difference for kids in the world’s toughest places.

So far, you’ve helped provide emergency water to a massive 66,750 people in Syrian refugee camps. Thanks to you, children and their families now have safe water to drink.

You may also remember Prisca from last year’s World Vision 40 Hour Challenge video. Thanks to your hard mahi, she now has a clean water pump close to home. She says, "Now that I have water nearby, I go to school on time. Thank you!"

You’ve also helped train thousands of people in Malawi with the skills and knowledge to help keep clean water flowing for years to come! Because of you, communities can stop dirty water making their kids sick.

Apart from the name, everything else remains the same. The instructions, and the event itself, are all a continuation of the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge that’s been around for nearly 50 years.
While the World Vision 40 Hour Challenge began in response to the Ethiopian famine, the campaign has evolved over the years to support a variety of causes, from the Syrian Refugee Crisis to the Global Water Crisis. The incredible Kiwi kids who take part support so much more than famines, and our new name reflects this.

The new name also better reflects the way young people are choosing to take part. From a 40 hour film festival to 40 hours in a gondola, every year we are blown away by the courage and creativity of young people in coming up with new challenge ideas.

We are making this change as a positive step into the future.