Environmental Conservation in New Zealand

Location: New Zealand: Auckland, South Island, Wellington

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

PO Box. 199 Pukekohe, Auckland 2679 New Zealand

Description

Do you want to visit this far-flung nation and help to restore it's stunning native beauty?

Based in either uber-cool Wellington with is cafes and culture, Auckland where volcanos dot every skyline and you are never far from the water to the remote and rugged West Coast of the South Island; this project takes volunteers into the many regional parks, private reserves, waterways and wetland areas that make this country so very special.

New Zealand is incredibly rich in nature and diverse natural beauty from it's waterways, mountains, forests, native bush and coastlines. However, like so many other countries, humans have had an adverse impact on the environment and actions must now be taken to reverse and preserve these important attributes.

Volunteers are placed on a variety of projects which may include planting, clearing unwanted flora, restoring parks, maintaining wetland areas - and can even involve rescuing animals such as beached whales.

Accommodation is provided on or near the project site and may involve staying in tents, caravans, hostels or Volunteer Houses. In all cases 3 meals are provided daily throughout the placement.

Qualifications

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old at the start of the placements (unless accompanied by an adult). A good command of English is required.

Languages
  • English

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • English

Cost in US$:

$300-600

Cost Include Description:

Dedicated pre-departure support
Access to the LV Dashboard
Orientation and safety briefing on arrival
Accommodation
Food/Meals
24/7 local support network
Program supervision
Lifetime LV Alumni Membership
The opportunity to make a REAL difference!
Airport pickup (available only in Punakaiki, West Coast)

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Trail Building
  • Reforestation
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Conservation
Typical Volunteer
Love Volunteers welcomes all who wish to volunteer and give their time and energy to help improve the lives of others in a developing country. Whilst some programs require specific education, qualifications and experience, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!
Age Range
18-25, 25-35, 35+
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian, British, Irish Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel to New Zealand

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
Typically The Application Process Time is
48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2009

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