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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 £1370, 6 weeks is £1960, and 8 weeks is £2550.  The cost for the Forest Conservation Internship is £3140 for 10 weeks, and £3730 for 12 weeks.

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 £190 (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 4th 2024 November 18th 2024
November 18th 2024 December 2nd 2024
December 2nd 2024 December 16th 2024
December 16th 2024 December 30th 2024
January 6th 2025 January 20th 2025
January 20th 2025 February 3rd 2025
February 3rd 2025 February 17th 2025
February 17th 2025 March 3rd 2025 Fully Booked
March 3rd 2025 March 17th 2025
March 17th 2025 March 31st 2025
Kiwi Conservation Volunteer & Internship Project, New Zealand

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