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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 Cost: Varies with duration of your stay. Please visit our website for details.
Dates: JQuests depart in January or August.
United Planet, 11 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116, USA.
800-292-2316 or 617-267-7763.

Conservation Volunteering in New Zealand
This special program gives participants an inside view of New Zealand's natural environment. If you have a love of the outdoors and genuinely care about environmental preservation, this program is the perfect way to indulge your passions while experiencing this beautiful country. Greenheart Travel volunteers in New Zealand have the opportunity to contribute to social responsibility in a team setting with volunteers from a variety of countries, giving you the chance to learn not only about the culture of New Zealand, but also many other cultures from around the world.
Volunteer in New Zealand CCI Dates: 1-12 Week Programs with start dates throughout the year.
Cost: Prices start at $1060 for a 1 week program including housing and meals, airport assistance, insurance, and full support.
Contact: Greenheart Travel, 746 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.
Tel: 1.312.944.2544 or toll free 1-888-ABROAD-1.

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 from abroad costs NZ$40 and NZ$50 if ordering a printed book, which 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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