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Kiwi Conservation Volunteer & Internship Project, New Zealand

2 Weeks+ from

minimum age

  • Learn about the native forests and endangered kiwi birds of New Zealand
  • Gain experience in forest and bird conservation and bat monitoring techniques
  • Work alongside a team of international volunteers
  • Get close to nature in an off the grid wilderness environment

Project Costs

Maunganui Bluff in New ZealandThe cost for the main volunteer programme is £840 for 2 weeks, 3 weeks is £1170, 4 weeks is £1280, 6 weeks is £1830, and every extra week costs £275. The cost for the Forest Conservation Internship is £2990 for 10 weeks, and every extra week costs £275.

These costs cover all food, accommodation, excursions in the surrounding area, night safaris, pick up & drop off in Dargaville, all training and supervision by instructors, and WorkingAbroad Projects backup and placement support. Your airfare to and from New Zealand, transport to and from the project start location in Dargaville, travel/medical insurance and personal expenses are not included within this price.  It is mandatory for you to take out travel and medical insurance for the duration of the project.

Payment Terms

Conservation volunteers with moss New ZealandTo secure your placement on the Volunteer in New Zealand project, you will need to complete and submit the online application form with your application payment of £180 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, you will be required to pay the remaining balance 2 months before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive an information package on the programme background, your role as a volunteer, the work you will do, suggested items to bring, how to travel there and so on.

Project Dates

Trail marking New Zealand forestVolunteers can stay for 2-week durations and longer, on the start dates listed below, where you can add on an extra week if you wish.

Forest Conservation Interns can join on any Monday between November and the end of January, for a minimum 10-week duration.

November 6th 2023 November 20th 2023
November 20th 2023 December 4th 2023
December 4th 2023 December 18th 2023
December 18th 2023 January 1st 2024
January 8th 2024 January 22nd 2024
January 22nd 2024 February 5th 2024
January 29th 2024 February 12th 2024
February 5th 2024 February 19th 2024
February 19th 2024 March 4th 2024
March 4th 2024 March 18th 2024
March 18th 2024 April 1st 2024
Kiwi Conservation Volunteer & Internship Project, New Zealand

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