Cool things to do near you

If you would like to find out more about cool things that you could do and get involved with nearby to you, check out the many options below. Talk to your caregiver or social worker about getting involved. There are plenty of interesting activities going on and places where you could get to meet other awesome young people.

VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai needs your help. Do you know any other great community or youth organisations that could be of benefit to care experienced young people? Please let us know by emailing across all the relevant details to and we will look at including the details here.

Girl Guides

Explore and experience new things while meeting other awesome young women with GirlGuides. Find out about what they have going on near you to get involved.


Scouts empower youth through adventurous experiences that helps them lead lives that make a positive difference.

St John Youth

St John Youth offers two unique but distinctive programmes. The penguin programme is for young people aged 6-8 years and the cadet programme for young people aged 8-18 years.

Stand Up Poetry

A spoken word poetry open mic held monthly around the Northshore and South Auckland brought to you by Action Education, SAPC & Waxed Poetic Revival.


Youthtown is a nationally operated, not-for-profit organisation offering a whole ‘township’ of developmental activity in key communities across New Zealand for 5-18 year olds.


The YMCAs of New Zealand are community organisations who aim to enable individuals and families to develop physically, mentally and spiritually, and enjoy a healthy quality of life.


Zeal is on a mission to positively impact every young New Zealander through creativity – doing this at youth centres through afterschool hangouts, events, creative programmes, workshops and more.


YWCA are all about empowering and supporting young women including physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing to become the leaders of the future! Meet some other rad young women through their programmes.