Overview

This programme’s conservation projects aim at preserving the natural beauty and unique habitats of New Zealand. Become part of this fascinating project and make an active contribution to protecting the country’s magnificent biodiversity! 

Details

During your time as a conservation volunteer you will carry out small projects in various regions of the country. In groups of 6-10 people you’ll help to maintain hiking trails and plant trees in nature reserves in order to help preserve the habitat of the endangered kiwi. You may also take part in conducting field studies for projects dedicated to researching endangered species. Moreover, you may be involved in cleaning up beaches and taking care of cultural heritage sites in New Zealand. Work will take place in regions that remain hidden to most tourists. In this way, you will be able to experience a completely different and exciting side of New Zealand. Dive into a fascinating world full of spectacular landscapes and experience the biodiversity of New Zealand’s flora and fauna, which has evolved in a completely unique way due to the remoteness of the island! 

Accommodation

Your accommodation depends on the particular project and its location: you may sleep in a shared room in a hostel, in a hut, in a caravan or even in a tent. On the weekends and during your working hours you will be provided with three daily meals, prepared by you and your team members. 

Testimonial

“A volunteer experience I definitely would not want to miss! New Zealand is one of the most stunning and diverse countries I have ever been to.” (Tamara, 26 years)

Dates, Services, Cost

Dates

The project runs from November to December year round with no holidays. Start date is always on Fridays

Partner is not accepting bookings from June 14th so the last 2 week schedule people can book is on May 31st 2024

Services

  • Placement in the programme
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Risk coverage certificate
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Drinking water
  • Wildlife handbook
  • Accommodation during the programme
  • Programme-related equipment
  • Food items for cooking daily meals during programme
  • Programme-related transfers
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • 24/7 support throughout the programme
  • Certificate

Fees (2024)

  • 2 weeks: 1.250 EUR
  • 4 weeks: 2.200 EUR
  • 6 weeks: 3.300 EUR
  • 8 weeks: 4.300 EUR
  • 10 weeks: 5.200 EUR
  • 12 weeks: 6.200 EUR

Find out more and apply here