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Nature Conservation in New Zealand: Volunteering in Environmental Conservation

Organisation: NATUCATE

Country: New Zealand

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Nature Conservation in New Zealand: Volunteering in Environmental Conservation

Volunteering in New Zealand

The goal of the program’s conservation projects is to this preserve this natural beauty and the unique habitats. Become a part of the project and make an active contribution to protecting the biodiversity of New Zealand.

In groups of 6-10 volunteers, you will carry out small projects in various regions. You’ll plant trees in nature reserves and thus help to preserve the habitat of the endangered kiwi or help to maintain hiking trails. In addition, you may be taking part in conducting field studies for projects dedicated to researching endangered species. Cleaning up beaches and taking care of cultural heritage sites in New Zealand may also be part of your responsibilities. You will work in regions that remain hidden to most tourists and therefore experience a completely different and exciting side of New Zealand.

Dive into a fascinating world full of spectacular landscapes, a unique natural environment, and kind-hearted people. 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. From the flightless kiwi and curious kea to huge elephant seals and cranky penguins, the fascinating wildlife has fascinated visitors and residents alike. Primal fern forests and mighty kauri trees, which can be up to 2.000 years old, will carry you away into a strange world.

Your accommodation

Where you will be accommodated depends on the particular project and its location. You may have a bed in a shared room in a hostel, in a hut, or in a caravan, and in some cases you may be sleeping in a tent. The accommodations in which you will be living with your international team are located in most cases directly on the project site. During your working hours and on the weekends, you will be provided three daily meals that will be prepared by you and the members of your team. The entire group is also responsible for keeping your accommodations clean. You will be offered muesli, toast, or bread for breakfast as well as coffee and tea. At lunchtime, you can make sandwiches, and there will be a selection of local fruits available. In the evening, the group cooks a warm meal together.

  • Age limit: Minimum age 18 years
  • Start date: Dates upon request
  • Duration: 2-12 weeks
  • Project location: Various locations in New Zealand
  • Accommodation: Depends on location (shared room, hostel, hut, caravan, tent)
  • Language requirements: English (a good level of school English is sufficient)
  • Suitable for: volunteer work, sabbatical, internship
  • Certification: upon request


  • Price for two weeks        850 EUR
  • Price for four weeks       1.450 EUR
  • Price for six weeks         2.050 EUR
  • Price for eight weeks      2.650 EUR
  • Price for ten weeks         3.250 EUR
  • Price for twelve weeks   3.800 EUR


  • Placement in the project
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • Assistance with booking flights
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Wildlife handbook
  • Accommodation during the project
  • All meals during the project
  • Project-related transport
  • English-speaking support by long-term experienced staff
  • 24/7-support throughout the project

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