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Featured Articles on Volunteering in New Zealand
Volunteering in Australasia: An Overview of the Top Opportunities
Nora Dunn provides an overview of the volunteering opportunities in Australasia, as well as visa and work permit requirements where required.
WWOOFing at Mana Retreat in New Zealand: Volunteering Never Felt So Good
Nora Dunn on her experience WWOOFing at a very special location.
WWOOFing in New Zealand and Worldwide by David Zook
Volunteering in New Zealand Teaching Art to Children by Theodosia T. Greene
Volunteer in New Zealand with the Girl Scouts by Kris Baker

Volunteer Abroad in New Zealand – United Planet – 6 or 12 Months
United Planet's volunteer abroad Quests offer volunteers a unique blend of work, cultural immersion, and fun. Ages 18 and up are invited to enroll. Live in New Zealand for 6 or 12 months and volunteer working on a farm, assisting the elderly and disabled, protecting the environment, and more! Volunteers live with a local host family, participate in cultural activities and excursions, and receive 24/7 support – a true immersion experience that allows you to build relationships that last a lifetime.
Volunteer in New Zealand Dates: Quests depart in January or August.
Varies with duration of your stay. Please visit our website for details.
United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.

HELP Exchange
An online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&B, inns, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation (board and lodging).


New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC)
Runs conservation projects throughout New Zealand. Addresses and Calendar of Volunteer opportunities are listed on the website (i.e. volunteers needed to carry out wildlife surveys and clean up remote beaches.


New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers
National organization that maintains an online register of conservation projects throughout New Zealand for the benefit of volunteers including international volunteers. Many project organizers provide free transport and accommodations.

Contact: 343 S.H.17 R.D.3, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand; Tel./fax. 011-64-9-415 9336;,

WWOOF—New Zealand
Membership costs NZ$40 and includes a list of almost 1,200 organic farms.

Contact: P.O. Box 1172, Nelson, New Zealand; Tel./fax 011-64-3-544-9890;,

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