Volunteer in New Zealand - United Planet - 6-12 months

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Program Description

New Zealand has everything from extreme mountains to coastal farmlands, and volunteers here can't help but to fall in love with the landscape of this beautiful island country. Because of its remote location, New Zealand was one of the last places on earth to be settled by people. The majority of the population is of European descent, while the indigenous Māori make up the largest minority group. New Zealanders describe their culture as relaxed and care-free, but they do have a passion for social welfare.

As a volunteer in New Zealand, you'll be able to volunteer on a variety of projects, including farm-work, environmental conservation/education efforts, or working with the elderly or people with mental or physical handicaps.

As a volunteer in New Zealand, you will be hosted by ACVE, ICYE’s New Zealander partner organization. Each year ACVE welcomes 50 volunteers from around the world to share their skills and experience life in New Zealand.


Volunteer projects include:
Farm Work: Volunteer live on-site and work on a cow, horse, or sheep farm. This provides a great opportunity to experience everyday life on a farm! Daily tasks may include feeding animals, milking cows, driving a tractor or other machinery, and other outdoor activities.
Social Work: Volunteer with the elderly or with children or adults with mental or physical handicaps. Tasks range from housework to caregiving to simply providing companionship.
Environment: Volunteer with a team that restores, replants, and maintains the local environment. You will also be able to help educate communities about environmental issues and conservation.


Between 18 – 30 years old
Citizen or resident of the United States or Canada

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What`s Included

Included in Your Quest:
Extensive pre-departure preparation, including a training weekend in New Hampshire with United Planet staff
Food and lodging in your host country
Airport transfers
Emergency medical insurance
In-country orientation upon arrival and ongoing support and supervision throughout your Quest
Language training
Mid-year camp (for 1 year volunteers) and final camp
Monthly stipend for incidental expenses

Program Locations

Tauranga, New Zealand

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Program Details

United Planet
  • New Zealand: Tauranga
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
6-12 months
American, Canadian
Starting at USD 10,195
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