How to do the World Vision 40 Hour Famine

Your ultimate guide to take on the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is New Zealand's largest youth fundraising campaign. More than 3 million New Zealanders have participated since it began. Now it's your turn! We will not stand by and watch the hunger pandemic happen. Follow this easy 10 step guide, and together, we can shape history.

<h4>Sign up</h4>

Sign up

Create your online fundraising page here, or sign up in person with your school or youth group. Learn more about the cause so you know where your money is going, and set a goal amount to raise.

<h4>Pick a challenge</h4>

Pick a challenge

Whatever idea you have to challenge yourself, go for it! You can choose to eat only 4 foods in 40 hours, walk 40km, or even give up furniture or screens for 40 hours. 

<h4>Share on social media</h4>

Share on social media

Share your challenge and goal on social media and ask your friends to support you. Check out our social media toolkit, and tag @40hourfaminenz. Keep people updated as you go. #40HOURNZ

<h4>Be number one</h4>

Be number one

Get in first and donate to your own fundraising page. It gets the ball rolling and shows your commitment to the cause.

<h4>Start at home</h4>

Start at home

Ask your parents or Whānau to sponsor you $1 an hour. Well done, you’re off to a flying start - you’ve raised $40!

<h4>Email friends & family</h4>

Email friends & family

Email 5 people and ask them for $10 each. Remember to include the link to your online fundraising page. You're on your way to your goal.

<h4>Face to face fundraising</h4>

Face to face fundraising

Ask 5 people you see regularly to sponsor you $10 each – that’s just 25 cents for every hour of your challenge! Great work, that's $50!

<h4>Do the World Vision 40 Hour Famine!</h4>

Do the World Vision 40 Hour Famine!

You've made it! Well done, this is the really fun part! Over the weekend of the 25-27th June, complete your challenge.

<h4>Collect the cash</h4>

Collect the cash

Every cent counts so don’t forget to collect your sponsorship money. Be sure to return your sponsorship book and any cash to your organiser.

<h4>Thank you!</h4>

Thank you!

Let everyone know how much you’ve raised and what a difference it will make! Thank them for all their help, and be sure to congratulate yourself on a job well done. Thanks to your hard work, together, we can shape history!



We've got everything you need for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine.


Stop the hunger pandemic

Join the World Vision 40 Hour Famine to stop the hunger pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.


Got a question?

Our FAQs will be sure to answer all your questions and kick start your fundraising.


Awesome fundraising tools

Be a fundraising champion! We have loads of resources to ensure your fundraising is a success.


Donate to a fundraiser

Find the person or team fundraising that you want to donate to and show them your support.

Follow us on Social Media @40hourfaminenz #40HOURNZ