Join our not-for-profit eco-lodge and enviro-tech education centre in Raglan, New Zealand


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  • Description


    We’re a not-for-profit eco-lodge and education centre with the goal to make the world a much better place through education and a bit of technology.

    The institute is located in 100 acres of bush in Raglan, New Zealand. We cater for a wide range of groups wanting to experience the magic of Mount Karioi, the tranquil bush and the recharge of the west coast.

    We do this with 3 main activities at the centre:
    1. We host eco-tech camps
    2. We are an accredited facility to train teachers
    3. We provide leadership development to businesses.

    As a not-for-profit, we use all net proceeds from our programs to subsidise and sponsor schools to use the camp.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about the local bush, animals and Maori culture.

  • Help


    - We are looking for people who will appreciate our quiet setting, have a passion for learning new things, have a strong work ethos and happy to get their hands dirty.

    - Backgrounds in tech, sustainability, science, teaching or building would be a plus as we will be constructing a giant maker space and workshop for the kids to turn their ideas into things. We are taking the camp off-grid. And we need to build some new learning spaces!

    - We also need some general help around the lodge for people who wish to stay shorter term and do basic cleaning, reception etc

    - Valid work or working holiday visa for NZ is required

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared cabin in the bush near shared staff kitchen and shared staff bathrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Raglan is a world-famous surf town but is also more locally known for its environmental movements. Raglan has been voted one of NZ most beautiful towns. There is so much to do around this area for outdoor lovers, sailing, surfing, biking, hiking etc

    Our lodge is 10 minutes outside of the main town so you will want to have your own transport to get around

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Max 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 411341445162