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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 £780 for 2 weeks, 4 weeks is £1180 (note if you start on a the first Monday of a month, it is £1130 for 4 weeks), 6 weeks is £1500, and every extra week costs £225. The cost for the Forest Conservation Internship is £2400 for 10 weeks, and every extra week costs £225.

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.

October 31st 2022 November 14th 2022
November 7th 2022 November 21st 2022
November 14th 2022 November 28th 2022
November 21st 2022 December 5th 2022
December 5th 2022 December 19th 2022
December 12th 2022 December 26th 2022
December 19th 2022 January 2nd 2023
December 26th 2022 January 9th 2023
January 2nd 2023 January 16th 2023
January 9th 2023 January 23rd 2023
January 16th 2023 January 30th 2023
January 23rd 2023 February 6th 2023
February 6th 2023 February 20th 2023
February 13th 2023 February 27th 2023
February 20th 2023 March 6th 2023
March 6th 2023 March 20th 2023
March 13th 2023 March 27th 2023
March 20th 2023 April 3rd 2023
March 27th 2023 April 10th 2023
April 3rd 2023 April 17th 2023
April 10th 2023 April 24th 2023
April 17th 2023 May 1st 2023
Kiwi Conservation Volunteer & Internship Project, New Zealand

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