Who is Zeal?
Zeal is a youth organisation committed to the transformation of young people’s lives in Aotearoa. We provide safe, inclusive spaces for all young people in our local communities. You can explore your strengths through our affordable programmes and workshops and make lifelong friendships at our showcases and events!
We believe that every young New Zealander deserves a space & community where they belong, and opportunities to transform their own life.
By donating or giving your time, you can create a transformative experience for young people with just the click of a button.
Work at Zeal
If you’re on the hunt for a job that transforms lives, check out the opportunities at a Zeal centre near you.
Meet the team
Want to connect with our people? Get to know our board, or reach out to our managers.
To make transformative spaces and experiences accessible to all young people, supporting rangatahi to connect to their mana, innate self-worth and sense of belonging.
All young people in Aotearoa living full lives of meaning and purpose.
All rangatahi feel seen, valued, safe, empowered and have an equitable shot to thrive.
2020/21 a year in review
Drop-ins to Zeal hangs and informal activities
Visits to Zeal’s events
Street youth work engagements
Connections to other places of support
Attendance at Zeal’s creative programmes
Attendance at youth co-design workshops
New young people to Zeal
Our values and vibe
We are driven by a relentless love for rangatahi.
Whanaungatanga & Manaakitanga
We love through real connection and compassion.
We celebrate and champion young people and each other.
We bring our best to the mission. We stay open, adaptable and keep learning.
What we do
Transformative spaces & youth empowerment
Where you feel safe, valued, seen, and can be yourself. Support if there are barriers to living the best life you can.
Creative Programmes & Work Readiness
Engage your passion and connect with your innate worth and abilities. Pathways to grow and be ready for further education and jobs.
Extending Zeal’s transformative
culture and ‘vibe’ to device and online. We also design stuff with and for the youth community, like our Online Crisis Intervention project.
How we work
Responsive to wants
We hold a young person’s mana above everything else, meeting them where they are, on their terms.
Responsive to needs
We walk alongside young people, responding to individual needs with opportunities to grow holistically.
All rangatahi have mana and unique gifts to share with their community. We find the right way to tautoko this.
How We Are Funded
Here are our most-recent audited accounts. 2020 Zeal Audited Accounts (2.2 MB)
Read our Annual Report
Check out our latest Annual Report, as well as all of our previous years, at Issuu.
Thanks to our key partners
Auckland Council, Foundation North, Hamilton City Council, Kapiti Coast District Council, Lion Foundation, Lottery Grants Board, Mike & Jen Ballantyne, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Youth Development, New Plymouth District Council, North Taranaki Alternative Education Group, Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children, Pacific Inc Limited – Le Va, Toi Foundation, Vodafone Foundation, WEL Energy Trust, Wellington City Council
Partner with Zeal
Interested in how we can add value to each others’ mahi? Enquire below.