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Volunteer in New Zealand with IVHQ

Volunteer in New Zealand

Volunteer in New Zealand with International Volunteer HQ, the world’s most affordable and trusted volunteer organisation. Volunteers are based in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, located in the North Island. You can choose between 2 volunteer project options in New Zealand, including Coast and Waterway Conservation and Environmental Education. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organisation in New Zealand.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 2 meaningful project options
  • Projects based throughout the wider area of New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland
  • Accommodation in a dormitory style hostel
  • Between 10 and 30 volunteers start in New Zealand each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, weekday breakfasts and lunches during volunteer the program period and 24/7 in-country volunteer support
  • Program fees from US$935 (approximately AU$1336) for 2 weeks
  • Endless weekend activities and opportunities to travel

You will love this program if you love traveling, prefer outdoor activities, have an adventurous spirit and are curious about other cultures. I was involved in beach and waterway clean-­ups, dealing with the global challenge of litter and the impact of humanity on our marine environment. The other set of activities was focused on native bush preservation. We were weeding, collecting seeds and removing invasive species at a native tree nursery, making it possible to bring the local wildlife and native bush back to their special place.

IVHQ Volunteer - Agnes Dantas
Agnes Dantas
Nationality: Brazilian
Age: 42
Destination: New Zealand

Volunteer opportunities in New Zealand

Conserves the environment

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1336

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based around Auckland
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to keep New Zealand beautiful by taking part in conservation activities around beaches, islands and native land, with a unique chance to learn about the cultural history of New Zealand from indigenous Māori people.

Conserves the environment

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from AU$1979

  • Duration: 3 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in and around Auckland
  • Volunteers aged 18+ and families

Help to deliver environmental presentations and workshops to students in local schools. Educate students about the state of the environment, how to protect it and sustainable living.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organisation in New Zealand to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in New Zealand will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organisations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travellers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore New Zealand with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!