Nature/Conservation project in Dunedin needs your help! New Zealand

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau / is regarded as the largest and most important privately owned wetland in New Zealand!
    Wetlands are now really rare, New Zealand has sadly destroyed more that 90% of these important eco-systems, they have been drained, filled and replaced with farmland and settlements. As people, we really need wetlands, they filter water, protect us from flooding and erosion. Wetlands host more wildlife than any other habitat type, 30% of our native freshwater fish, nearly a quarter of our native birds and over 450 native plants species live in wetlands! Wetlands are culturally very significant and were used by Maori as Mahinga Kai sites (gathering grounds)

    In exchange for accommodation we require helpers for maintenance, up keep and enhancement of this wetland.
    This is managed by a non profit organisation (Charitable Trust - not a business) therefore we are unable to provide food, transport or any luxuries like wi-fi etc. (However, we can provide kharma credits an amazing experience and feel good factor!)
    By choosing an exchange here your help will have a positive environmental impact! Along the way you will discover what it's like to live as a kiwi and what makes conservation in N.Z. so unique. Vol

    Volunteering at the wetlands can include:
    Native tree planting, weed eradication, predator trapping, track maintenance, , weed releasing, nursery and plant work, grounds keeping etc.

    Come and enjoy staying in a peaceful and important conservation environment. Volunteers stay in the visitor accommodation wing, this house is basic but well equipped, it is quiet and private with a wonderful outlook over the wetland! (it can be cold at times, especially in winter - please come prepared!)

    Your host Glen is the only staff member and works full time to look after the wetland. Glen and his partner Chantal live on-site (next door) in the managers flat. Glen and Chantal are not the owners of the wetland, Glen is employed to carry out the restoration the programme and the Trust appreciates your help! Glen and Chantal enjoy nature, outdoor sports and activities, photography, art, good food and encouraging a sustainable world!

    We are 50km from Dunedin set among rural farms on the Taieri Plains (close to the airport) Allow 35 minutes drive from Dunedin city.

    *️️️️️️️Please come prepared for working in the outdoors, and the willingness to live in a conservative manner - when planning an exchange please try arrange your timing to begin on a MONDAY (we take on new volunteers each Monday)

    We would really appreciate your help so please don't hesitate to get in touch! :)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Karitative Arbeit

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    By choosing an exchange at here your help will have a positive environmental impact, rather than creating a monetary gain for a business. Along the way you will discover what makes conservation in N.Z. so unique.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Volunteering at the wetlands is about enhancing this environmental conservation project. Wetlands are one of the rarest eco-systems in New Zealand, we have lost more than 90%
    We are a small Charitable Trust with limited funding and rely heavily on volunteers and community groups. Come get amongst!

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    The volunteer house is a private residence with 10x bunks. Fully equipped kitchen, plenty of fridge/freezer space,TV lounge with excellent views of the wetlands. Set in a rural environment, peaceful and quiet with more beautiful walks nearby,

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    By spending time with us you will gain a true understanding of life and culture in New Zealand and what makes our environment and natural eco-systems so unique. Your help will provide an environmental benefit and not a monetary one. We are not a business so we do not make profit by taking on volunteers - but we really need and appreciate your help!
    We are surrounded by the great outdoors, there is plenty to enjoy and get involved with!

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    3-4hours per day

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