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Connect with nature, volunteer, and make a real difference!

Wild Heart Project is part of Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and WildLabWe are bringing passionate people together to grow the home of our native wildlife. Learn more about us and our wonderful partners and supporters that make it all possible.

Join our
Long-Stay Volunteering Experiences

Explore Aotearoa New Zealand, and make a real difference!
Join us on a volunteering experience
to one of our awesome project sites to restore habitats, meet new friends and be immersed in nature!

Our places.

At a glance.


Book weekly (7 Days and 7 Nights) Starts Friday morning and ends each Friday afternoon)


Farm houses, cottages and/or baches at project sites with bunk beds, full bathroom, laundry and kitchen facilities.


The meeting point for each project site is easy to get to. You can let us know if you need a hand with getting there!


Food with vegetarian and vegan options is provided, with everyone joining in at mealtimes to prepare and share.


Anyone aged 18 or over can join. People aged under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You don't need any prior experience in conservation.


Include raising native seedlings, planting, cleaning up beaches, removing weeds, maintaining tracks and trails and more!

Summer Programm

What do other volunteers say?

"The thing I liked the most about my volunteering experience was being immersed in nature. The work was good, we did a lot of different things. As a gardener, it was interesting for me to learn new things about New Zealand's flora. I would definitely recommend it."


View our stories.

What it's like to volunteer with us

Our volunteering programme involves both locals and volunteers from all over the world who stay with us to protect our environment...

Looking after the Tuna / Longfin Eel

The longfin eel is a truly amazing creature. At up to 2m long, they are the largest eel in the world and can live to be over 100 years old...

Part of Conservation Volunteers New Zealand.

Our projects are run by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand who run conservation events and programmes across the country. Our vision is all about working towards a world in which people and nature flourish together


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