Ecovolunteer in New Zealand for a life-changing experience !

Travel to New Zealand and have a life-changing experience.

Participate in environmental work for an international NGO!

New Zealand consists of many islands, the North and South Island being the largest. The dramatic and varied landscape of New Zealand has made it an attractive location for films, including the The Lord of the Rings trilogy.


The landscapes are among the most beautiful in the world. Don't wait to discover these idyllic postcard landscapes while participating in international conservation work in New Zealand, where sheep outnumber the inhabitants.


The New Zealand identity is strongly marked by a mixture of Maori and Pākehā culture. Even today, their traditions, manners, and customs are still respected.

If you want to discover New Zealand’s biodiversity, this programme suits you!



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Who can volunteer in New-Zealand?


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Everyone! Everyone has some qualifications.

You should be at least 18 years old and have a fairly good knowledge of English (click here to access a self-assessment test)

Ecovolunteering in New Zealand

The Eco-volunteering programme in New-Zealand!

Globalong volunteering abroad The Eco-volunteering programme in New Zealand starts every Friday, all year-round. Join in for a minimum of 2 weeks and work with other volunteers already on site.

Subscribing to this programme of conservation work in New Zealand means you will join an NGO, who welcomes volunteers from all over the world, loving nature and interested in protection of the environment. The other volunteers are students, professionals or retirees.

In fact, almost everyone can participate! You don't need any special skills or experience, as long as you only are reasonably fit and in good health.

International volunteers in New-Zealand You will be placed in a team with up to 10 volunteers on a project. The team officials will provide you with adequate training on the spot.


By joining an eco-volunteer project in Auckland, you can enjoy a sunny climate, discover the Polynesian culture, taste famous New Zealand wines and during your days off walk on beautiful beaches of paradise islands or go hiking.

Auckland is one of New Zealand’s largest cities, with many activities, different cultures and landscapes. Located on the North Island, it extends from one end of the country to the other. The sea is never far away. Try learning how to surf, a very popular and extreme sport on this island.


volunteering programmes in NZ GlobalongIt is the capital and the political centre of the country. Wellingtons is also called "the coolest little capital of the world." It is located on the South of the North Island. This town is a perfect place for shopping, drinking coffee, and going out during the night!


Is a village on the West Coast of the South Island, known for its pancakes rocks (horizontal stacked rocks), which attract many tourists. Cultural live is active in Punakaiki, museums, restaurants, but also sports activities (horse walks, guided tours, rafting etc.)

Christchurch (In Māori Ōtautahi)

Splendid waterfalls in NZ - Globalong Is the second largest city in New Zealand, the first of Southern Island and the regional capital of Canterbury. It is located north of the Banks Peninsula, on the East coast of the South Island. The city has long been the departure point of expeditions to Antarctica. Christchurch welcomes each January an international festival of street musicians, the "World Buskers Festival".

Useful information about your volunteer program

Globalong eco-volunteer programmes

If you want to participle in this eco-volunteer programme, you should:

  • Love nature
  • Accept basic accommodation conditions
  • Be independent and have a positive attitude
  • Be flexible regarding the tasks you will be asked to do
  • Be social and able to work in a group
  • Examples of tasks.

Depending on the actual needs and your skills, you may be asked to:

  • Plant trees
  • Help protecting fauna and flora
  • Humanitarian and environnemental project in NZ - Globalong Build, renovate and maintain trails
  • Sow or harvest
  • Eradicate invasive plants
  • Restore New Zealand’s heritage
  • Help monitoring biodiversity

Included in the eco-volunteering programme fee in New-Zealand:

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).


  • Laundry (depending on the project)
  • Pillow
  • Heating
  • Volunteers in NZ Globalong Running water
  • Hot Water
  • Individual locked cupboard

Programme, follow-up, customization:

  • Help from the Globalong team before you travel
  • Accommodation
  • All three daily meals during the entire programme stay
  • Personal guidance
  • 7/7 support from the local team, in case you need help
  • Support from Globalong team during your entire programme stay
  • Personal blog
  • Globalong volunteer international Visa advice if necessary
  • Handbook about the country
  • Travel guide to download
  • Donation to a local project, according to the actual needs
  • Organisational expenses
  • Organisation de your eco-volunteer programme in New Zealand
  • Certificate of participation

Not included in New-Zealand's programme: 

  • Airport pick-up
  • Your flight to and from New Zealand – see our search engine for flights
  • Visa fees (if necessary)
  • Travel insurance(compulsory) and cancellation insurance ask for a free offer
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay

Public Holidays 2017/2018 in New-Zealand:

  • Eco-volunteer programmes in New-Zealand 23 October 2017: Labour day
  • 25 and 26 December 2017 : Christmas
  • 20 December 2017 : Christmas vacation (during 5-6 weeks)
  • 1 January 2018 : New year
  • 2 January 2018 : Day after new year
  • 6 February 2018 : Waitangi Day (national holiday)
  • 30 Mars 2018 : Holy Friday
  • 02 April 2018 : Easter Monday
  • 25 April 2018 : Anzac Day (commemoration of the soldiers who died during World War 2)
  • 04 June 2017 : Queens birthday
  • 22 October 2017: Labour day
  • 25 and 26 December 2018 : Christmas
  • 20 December 2018 : Christmas vacation (during 5-6 weeks)

The climate in New-Zealand:

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