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Featured Articles on Volunteering in New Zealand
Top Volunteer Programs in Australia and Australasia
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
Jumping into Short-Term Volunteering in New Zealand As a Student by Alison Goin

United Planet’s Gap Year/6 Months+ Learning Exchange in New Zealand
United Planet offers long-term volunteer opportunities to those planning a gap year down under! New Zealand is the ideal location for such a Quest. Among rich scenery and stunning beaches, there is plenty to do during your downtime! Volunteers typically stay with host families, although alternative independent housing can be arranged in certain cases. Long-term volunteering can provide a true immersion experience. Participants have the chance to explore all that New Zealand has to offer while giving back to local communities by conducting a variety of community development projects. Projects include environmental preservation, community development projects, and farm work.
Volunteer in New Zealand Dates: August 2017, January 2018.
$10,265 (6 months), $13,645 (1 year).
April Stone, 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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