New Zealand - New Zealand Conservation Experience



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Throughout New Zealand
New Zealand


Participate in important conservation work in beautiful New Zealand! Make new friends from around the world while learning about an amazing country and helping out practically with environmental conservation.

About the Project

This project is perfect for nature lovers looking to explore New Zealand. The local organization boasts more than 2000 ongoing conservation projects throughout Australia and New Zealand, and is happy to welcome volunteers from around the world to assist their efforts. Each weekend, groups of 10 volunteers depart from meeting points in major cities in New Zealand to their project sites. Most projects include challenging physical work and provide both long lasting friendships, and central knowledge about wildlife in the region.

Volunteer Work and Contribution

The projects offer volunteers the opportunity to contribute in a practical way to conservation of the environment. The projects involves:

  • Tree planting
  • Erosion and salinity control
  • Seed collection
  • Construction and maintenance of walking tracks
  • Endangered flora and fauna surveys
  • Weed control
  • Habitat restoration
  • Heritage restoration

Working hours and days: Volunteers generally spend one or two weeks at each project site. Project hours are generally from 8am to 4pm. Projects take place in both urban and rural areas. Be prepared for the weather - different parts of the country can be very hot or cold, so you'll need appropriate clothing (and sleeping bag) for the climate in the area you've chosen to visit.

Apply now for an experience of a lifetime!

Fee Required


Training Provided

Housing Available

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply