Volunteer in New Zealand with United Planet: 6 or 12 months


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

11 Arlington StBoston, MA 02116


About

Volunteers and paradise-seekers alike favor the natural playground that is New Zealand. With everything from extreme mountains to coastal farmlands, volunteers here are in love with the landscape of this amazing island country. Because of its remote location, it was one of the last places on earth to be settled by humans. Most of New Zealand's population is of European descent, while the indigenous Maori are the largest minority group. New Zealanders describe their culture as relaxed and casual, but with a passion for social welfare. They depend on good weather for their exports, and because most of the country lies near the coast, plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and moderate rainfall are usually in the forecast.

As a volunteer in New Zealand, you will be hosted by ACVE, ICYE's New Zealander partner organization. Each year ACVE welcomes 50 volunteers from around the world to share their skills and experience life in New Zealand.

Possible volunteer projects include:
- Living with a family and working on their cow, horse, or sheep farm
- Helping the mentally-handicapped, the elderly, disabled children, or disabled adults living in a residential facility
- Being part of a team that restores, replants, and maintains the local environment, including working with the native animals of New Zealand

Please visit our website for more information about the projects.

Skills

  • Multi-Tasking
  • Farming
  • Healthcare
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 or 12 months
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen
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