We work with refugee-background youth (aged 13 to 29) living in the Wellington region.
We develop programmes that support our vision of young New Zealanders participating fully in New Zealand life. Activities are based on needs identified by young people. We focus on developing the skills and experience of young people and raising awareness of the value that young people from refugee backgrounds add to New Zealand.

Youth Camp - Registrations now closed!

At ChangeMakers we believe that within all young people lies strength and the will to make a difference. The ChangeMakers Youth Camp seeks to build upon these inherent qualities.

Youth Leadership

ChangeMakers recognises the importance of young people’s voices in governance. Read more

Youth Internship

Young people have the skills, they just need the experience! Read more

Young people talk back about bullying

ChangeMakers is running a series of workshops on bullying at schools for families and youth. Read more


Sports and recreation projects

ChangeMakers’ Interns are focussing on increasing opportunities for youth to get involved in sport and recreation. Read more

Partnering to support work with refugee-background youth

ChangeMakers collaborates with agencies in the Wellington region to address issues identified by refugee-background youth.Read more

Young people share their communities’ stories

Seven young people from Somalia, Afghanistan, Colombia, and South Sudan paid tribute to the people who have inspired them throughout their lives. Read more