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Conservation Volunteering in New Zealand

1-12 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Experience beautiful natural environments including remote areas
  • Work alongside a team of volunteers from around the world
  • Learn about conservation issues in New Zealand
  • Gain practical conservation skills training and support


Become a conservation volunteer in locations across New Zealand. Volunteers will have the opportunity to carry out tree planting, wetland restoration, wildlife surveying, trail creation and a range of other environmental volunteer projects.



“Volunteering helps me to connect with the environment. I really enjoy the knowledge sharing session where we get to learn about the plants and trees. I think, after doing these projects, I am more aware about our environment and how we treat it.” Thurha, Past Volunteer

About New Zealand

Soaring mountainscapes, mysterious lakes and rivers, dramatic volcanic plateaus, fjords, ancient forests, glaciers, miles of farmland and even more miles of glorious coastline with sandy beaches. Read more about New Zealand here.



Experience the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, working alongside a team of like-minded volunteers from all over the world, helping to protect important habitats and conserve local flora and fauna.



Conservation volunteers can work in several different locations all across New Zealand. Volunteers will need to arrive at the nearest major city for their chosen placement, and will then travel to the specific conservation area to begin their project.

Free Time

Free Time

The weekends are your free time to relax and enjoy some sightseeing of the beautiful local environments or go into town for some more cultural activities. Staff are always happy to give recommendations if you need some sightseeing ideas!

Conservation Volunteering in New Zealand

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