Save a life by giving to Coastguard's MayDay Appeal
MayDay is Coastguard’s annual appeal raising much-needed money for our vital volunteer training programme. The focus of the appeal is “Train One, Save Many.” By training one volunteer, many lives will be saved. Coastguard volunteers will bring over 7,100 people back home to safety this year but we need the help of Kiwis to make that happen.
Our search and rescue volunteers dedicate countless hours of their own time to traniing, then rescuing those who get into trouble on the water. Your gift will help to provide vital training for these brave volunteers.
There are many ways that you can make a donation - find out how you can help
A new way to give to Coastguard that costs you nothing!
You can give your favourite charity cold hard cash any time but not from your pocket. You don’t have to part with anything except that desktop wallpaper in front of you right now. When you ‘donate your desktop’ background to Coastguard, we get ongoing donations from the companies using Donate Your Desktop’s services. Find out more here
For the Boating safety CODE and the Boating safety guide click on the links below
Find out more about boating safely by visiting the Adventure Smart website.
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For on and off the water videos, check out Coastguard New Zealand's official YouTube channel here.
Hour for Coastguard
Our volunteers are regular people with jobs just like you. But they also put in over 360,000 hours a year to keep kiwis safe on the water and don’t get paid a cent to do it. Whatever you do for a job, please give just one hour’s pay to help train our search and rescue volunteers during the MayDay appeal.
Make a Donation today
Finding people at sea isn't easy - without your help its impossible!
Our brave volunteers donate over 350,000 hours every year to keeping New Zealanders safe on the water. Help them out by making a donation today.
On an average day in New Zealand Coastguard sends out 10 rescue crews to assist someone who is in some degree of trouble on the water.
That’s over 3500 incidents every year, involving over 5600 people who may not be with us today if it wasn’t for our brave Coastguard volunteer crews.
Support Coastguard with Vodafone
Vodafone is committed to supporting Coastguard NZ. If you are a Vodafone Fixed Line customer you can support Coastguard and the best thing is it won’t cost you a cent. Simply register as a ‘Friend of Coastguard’ and every month Vodafone will make a donation to Coastguard based on your monthly account. How great is that?