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Volunteer in New Zealand at Outdoor Centres & Schools

Develop your own independence while helping others find theirs


6, 7 or 11 months


£2,700 (you’ll receive a weekly allowance during term time)


Various locations on North & South Island


In brief

Lattitude Global Volunteering provides longer term, quality supported placements for 17-25 year olds around the world. New Zealand is one of the many countries where we have local staff on the ground to ensure volunteers have a smooth transition into their placements. Volunteers are given extensive orientation activities, and support is on hand to help with any issues that may arise throughout their time abroad.

Choose between assisting in outdoor activity centres and helping teach in local boarding schools; either way you will develop worthwhile work experience and have the opportunity to explore the many amazing sites New Zealand has to offer!

Volunteers go through extensive, initial interviews to help choose the right placement for them; ensuring they have the ability and aptitude to cope with the challenges ahead.

As an international youth development charity, Lattitude Global Volunteering encourages young adults to make their own choices and take responsibility for organising themselves (with a little guidance from us) and making the most of the opportunities on offer: A placement through Lattitude really is what you make it!

Most return volunteers feel it is a life changing experience; they become confident, independent, responsible individuals, aware of the world around them and the impact they can have on it.

Live like a local; become immersed in the friendly, laid back life style

Famous for stunning scenery & dramatic landscapes, discover your adventurous side: sky-diving, white water rafting, hiking, skiing, bungee-jumping etc

Develop your independence and social skills, as well as work ethics & responsibility in teaching or outdoor activity assistant roles

And by the way…

Bed & board is provided, either living in the comfort of a boarding school (teaching), or the more rustic outdoor camp environment, with a weekly allowance included.

& you’ll make lasting friendships with like-minded adventurers.

 & you’ll broaden your mind & your horizons by becoming a Global Citizen.

& you’ll stand out in a crowd on your return to universities or prospective employers.


Aotearoa, “The Land of the Long White Cloud”, New Zealand is just the place for anyone looking for adventure and the adrenalin rush of outdoor sports on an overseas work placement.


We have placements throughout the country in some wonderful schools and outdoor activity facilities for a memorable gap year. Volunteering in New Zealand offers something for everyone!

Outdoor Assistant

New Zealand is famous for its amazing scenery and outdoor life style, so volunteering as an Outdoor Activity Instructor is a perfect way of to immerse yourself in the Kiwi way of life!  If you are adventurous & sporty, enjoy camping, meeting lots of people & being around children, then these placements could well be for you!   This is an amazing opportunity to help others develop their independence and adventurous skills, as well as your own!

School Assistant

If you’re looking for a few more home comforts compared to outdoor placements, then volunteering in a boarding school might be more your thing.  Food & onsite accommodation is included during term time, when you will gain valuable work experience helping teachers in the classroom, supervising pupils with homework and organising extra-curricular activities.  AND you have all those holidays to go and explore this amazing country!

I can honestly say I’d go back to New Zealand like a shot. Becoming a part of a new place is indescribable, all I can say is – I had the time of my life, when can I go back


School Assistant

Our vision is of a world where all young people contribute to a more dynamic, caring and tolerant society as responsible global citizens.

Interested? Then make an enquiry.