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Conservation Volunteering Program in New Zealand

Trip Highlights

  • Join Conservation Volunteering in New Zealand, get an opportunity to work with professional environmentalists and learn more about the flora & fauna of the country 
  • Volunteer to reduce the impact of change in weather and an overall rise in the temperature in the island country 
  • Help in the conservation and preservation work as guided by the project coordinator
  • Help in the maintenance work and upkeep of the forests or allocated project area
  • Learn a diverse range of practical conservation skills that impact important wetlands, coastal sand dunes, woodlands and more 
  • Take up adventurous activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, jungle safaris, bouldering, skydiving, and more
  • Volunteers work on weekdays, weekends are free to explore the city


Volunteering Solutions, in association with conservation organizations in New Zealand, has taken up the noble endeavor to save the flora & fauna of the beautiful islands. If you share an innate love for the endangered species and for Mother Nature in general, then the Conservation Volunteering Program in New Zealand would be the perfect choice for you.

New Zealand is a picturesque country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciers. However, in the last few decades, due to the considerable change in weather and an overall rise in the temperature - the natural beauty of the country has been hugely affected.

It’s through these programs that you’ll get the opportunity to see the real wild nature of New Zealand’s environment, and by helping out with track cutting, pest control, and animal monitoring, you’ll make a lasting contribution to conserving these places and the creatures that live there for years to come. Some of the most popular sites include Long Gully Bush Reserve and Pigeon Bush Reserve.

Whether it’s tree planting in the winter, tree releasing in the spring and summer, or preparing the ground for planting during the autumn, you’ll have lots of fun and always find something new to learn during your volunteering journey in New Zealand.

Volunteering Project in North Island, New Zealand

The North Island has plenty of rivers, volcanic regions, secluded yet spectacular beaches as well as dense rainforests and rural landscapes. Volunteers joining the project in North Island will have to start their journey from Auckland or Wellington, where you'll meet our local coordinators.

AUCKLAND - The conservation projects take place in and around Auckland - nicknamed as the ‘City of Sails’, as it lies between two picturesque harbors, surrounded by sandy beaches and beautiful islands. The city of Auckland itself has plenty of parks and gardens to be explored in free time, plus plenty of cafes and shops where you can chill with your fellow mates. Projects also take place throughout the North Island, in the countryside areas as well.

WELLINGTON - Located on the shores of Cook Strait, and nestled amongst the foothills of the Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges, Wellington is the perfect base to get a taste of the kiwi lifestyle.  With over 400 hectares of the green belt, and surrounded by three different coastlines, the city boasts easy access to countless golden sand beaches, rocky coastal walks, and wild forested escapes. Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, otherwise known as Zealandia, is Wellington’s premiere environmental project. As a volunteer, your main tasks would involve keeping the perimeter fence clear of vegetation, wood chipping, track construction, and many other things which are important to the ongoing success of the sanctuary.

Volunteering Project in South Island, New Zealand

In South Island, conservation programs are centered in and around Punakaiki (accessed either directly or via Christchurch). This region is less populated than the North Island, and well known for its beautiful coastline and fantastic national parks.

As a volunteer, your main role would be the restoration of coastal land adjacent to Paparoa National Park - including tree planting, seed collection, and weed removal. Punakaiki is home to the world-famous Pancake Rocks and provides a wonderful opportunity to explore this unique coastal landscape.

You can also choose to work in the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps in the Castle Hill basin to remove introduced wild pines and restore the natural balance. Set in a unique and rugged mountainous location surrounded by limestone rock formations, providing a great opportunity to explore this alpine region.

Other than these, there are Catchment Care Projects in Canterbury, helping with river and stream restoration by planting native trees and tending previous plantings.

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