World of Difference

The Vodafone Foundation World of Difference Programme finds passionate people who want to make a difference in the community, supports them financially and professionally while they work for a NZ youth charity for one year.

Watch Peter’s World of Difference Story


What’s it all about?

The World of Difference Programme launched in November 2002. The Vodafone NZ Foundation finds passionate people who want to make a difference in the community. We support them financially and professionally while they work for a New Zealand youth charity for one year. The aim is to grow the leadership and capacity of individuals as well as strengthen the charity’s ability to work in the community both now and in the future. 73 inspiring individuals have taken part in World of Difference – check out the blogs of our current and past recipients below.

Application process

We will be opening applications for World of Difference in 2014, for placements in 2015.

Get with the programme

If you’d like updates or more information on the World of Difference programme email us your details so you can be added to our mailing list or check out the Vodafone NZ Foundation Facebook page.

Celebrating 10 years of World of Difference – Evaluation

In 2012, to mark the 10 year anniversary of the World of Difference Programme, the Vodafone Foundation commissioned Point Research to evaluate the programme to better understand the difference this programme is making and to capture some of the rich stories of past recipients

The Evaluation (PDF 52MB)


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World of Difference recipients 2014

These amazing people have been selected to participate in the World of Difference programme in 2014. Find out how they’re making a difference to Kiwi youth.


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