Volunteering in Australia & NZ

Volunteer Programs in Australia & NZ

Love Volunteers programs in Australasia focus on conserving the incredible natural beauty and diverse animal species in this area. With vast experience in this region we offer popular Australasian volunteer programs that place volunteers where they can be of most benefit.

With programs in both Australia and New Zealand from as little as one week, volunteering in Australasia with Love Volunteers is a great way to explore these destinations with the support of a dedicated local team and the assurance of a worthwhile endeavour to be proud of. The best volunteering placements in Australasia start with Love Volunteers.


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Australia is a mammoth continent, rich in natural resources and indigenous flora and fauna. Sadly, however, environmental and wildlife conservation has often been neglected in the face of economic development and the country faces the harsh realities of this failure to protect its most precious assets.

It is hard to deny the impacts of climate change given the increasingly horrific effects of severe droughts and extreme bush-fires on both human and animal life and rising sea temperatures degrading the colossal Great Barrier Reef and its myriad marine life. Largely unrestrained mining, logging, commercial fishing, ocean dredging and animal culling has corroded natural habitats and endangered native species.  It is time to turn the tide on these damaging activities and stem the decline.

Love Volunteers is committed to supporting our wonderful partners on critical programs aimed at protecting native wildlife and educating the public on the importance of sustainable and humane practices.  People looking to volunteer in Australia with Love Volunteers will discover some truly iconic wildlife conservation focused volunteer programs. 

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Famous for its stunning landscapes, impressive topography and crystal clear Pacific Ocean waters New Zealand offers a vast array of activities for locals and international visitors alike.

Geographically isolated in the South Pacific and with relatively low population density and stringent customs inspections New Zealand has been able to maintain many of its endemic native species, including the namesake Kiwi. Our programs in New Zealand focus on conserving this environmental treasure house.  

A developed nation, New Zealand stands its ground among larger countries in areas such as sport, agriculture, technology and education. English and Maori are both official languages with English being spoken by almost every New Zealander.  Agriculture remains a primary industry and NZ wines continue to make their mark on the world; resulting in an excellent and varied cuisine.  

The first human settlers reached New Zealand circa 1250 from the Polynesian Islands and are the ancestors of the indigenous Maori tribes still prominent in New Zealand today. The Dutch were the first Europeans to reach New Zealand via explorer Abel Tasman but it was the British that eventually colonised the islands, signing the Treaty of Waitangi with Maori Chefs in 1840.

The most populated city is Auckland in the North Island, known locally as the ‘City of Sails’ for its harbours and inlets.  Auckland is also home to some 50 dormant volcanos which dot its skyline from almost every viewpoint. The Capital, Wellington, lies at the base of the North Island and is renowned for its culture, restaurants and heritage attractions. A short drive from either city sees you immersed in national parks, rural farms and nature in all its abundance.

The South Island, home to the historical city of Christchurch, is less populated than the North and contains some of the country’s most stunning landscape features, including the Southern Alps, raising to more than 3,000 meters (12,218 feet) and covering a staggering 500kms (310miles) north to south, and the Milford South Fjords where cliff faces rise straight out of the ocean and waterfalls drop into the crystal clear waters of the Sound where dolphin and whale watching are popular activities.

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