Kaya Responsible Travel participant with the locals Kaya Responsible Travel participant with the locals

Environmental Conservation in the South Island, New Zealand

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Please visit the website for details.


Experience and passion for working in the community and interacting with the people are needed. Participants must also possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn about the environment and the place's culture.


  • English

Program Fees Include:

* Accommodation: Shared rooms in caravans, hostels, bunk houses, shearer's quarters or camping (tents are provided).
* Food: 3 meals a day and weekends. Volunteers help in the preparation of food.
* Training: Orientation upon arrival and training
* Support: 24 hour support from on-site coordinator and project leaders.
* Wildlife guidebook and map of location.
* Certificate of Appreciation, optional Conservation Volunteer Certificate available (at additional cost) if volunteers have done 40 hours volunteering or more.
* Volunteer ID Card with special offers and discounts
* All Project-related travel

Experience Required


    No specific skills are required, however, volunteers should have a love of the outdoors and be able to work well as part of a team. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

Volunteer Types

  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Conservation
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Other

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network