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Volunteer with wildlife in New Zealand

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  • Assist in the conservation of native bird, animal and plant life to ensure the survival of New Zealand’s native species
  • Assist in protecting New Zealand’s amazing plant & wildlife

Program description

New Zealand is home to a number of birds and plants that can be found nowhere else in the world! The kiwi bird, probably the most well-known native New Zealand bird, is continually under threat from invasive predators like stoats, possums, pigs and other predators. An average of 27 kiwi birds are killed EVERY WEEK - that’s a population decline of around 1,400 Kiwi every year. To think that just 100 years ago the kiwi bird numbered in the millions and that it could disappear from New Zealand shores in this lifetime is shocking. Without the assistance of conservationist and volunteers it is likely this amazing bid would become extinct. This is just one example of how New Zealand’s natural habitat is under threat.


Our NZ environmental group offers conservation projects so working holiday makers can assist in protecting New Zealand’s amazing plant &wildlife. Volunteers will assist in the conservation of native bird, animal and plant life to ensure the survival of New Zealand’s native species.  

As a volunteer you will work on a mix of projects which include:

- Pest control (trapping and bait lines) 


- Building and maintaining tracks


- Monitoring bird populations


- Building and distributing trap boxes


- Eradicating noxious weeds


- Planting trees and other native plants

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Where is your project


Included in the price

  • Volunteer placement
  • Airport transfer
  • Arrival accommodation and breakfast in central Auckland hostel
  • Arrival orientation
  • Transfer to the project
  • Accommodation while volunteering
  • Support and 24-hour emergency number

Not included in the price

  • Flights
  • Visa
  • Insurance

Your accommodation

Accommodation will vary according to each project location. Typical accommodation includes volunteer houses, caravans, hostels, bunkhouses and camping (we supply the tents). Be prepared to share with other volunteers. All volunteers are asked to help with cooking, cleaning and washing up. Don’t worry if you’re not a great cook, as everyone can do something to help, even if it’s just chopping vegetables!


Additional information


- Up to date CV/ resume

- Copy of return flight itinerary

- Intermediate level of English; understanding and speaking

- Acceptance subject to availability of position

A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 


A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.


Our partner is a non-profit organisation specialising in bringing young working holiday makers to New Zealand and assisting them with their travel and working needs.


We are continually adding new and improved services to help our participants make the most out of their New Zealand experience! Here are some of our services :


- Annual job fair in NZ


- Membership card - including 4500 discounts on food and entertainment in New Zealand and Australia 


- Pre-activated bank accounts with ANZ 


- Custom travel packages to suits your travelers needs 


- Volunteer project in the Coromandel 


- 12 month “Hop-on Hop-off” transport passes 


Volunteer with wildlife in New Zealand
From 1580 AUD

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Volunteer with wildlife in New Zealand

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