Volunteer wanted for Te Anau- Childcare and general help around house and garden! Southland, NZ


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We live in Te Anau, right on the doorstep of Fiordland National Park
    We have 2 young children a 5 and 2 year old and a dog. We try and grow as much produce as possible in our small garden using organic principles. We are often looking for volunteers to help out with childcare, gardening and property maintenance. We have had several volunteers come and stay with us over the last year and love the cultural exchange and the opportunity to learn about other peoples culture and food. We can only host 1 person at a time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are true blue kiwis and enjoy sharing history and knowledge about New Zealand. I am a passionate cook/chef so if you wish to learn about baking sourdough bread or making as much as possible from scratch I am very happy to share.

  • Help


    Work required is mainly childcare, gardening and property maintenance. Ideally we would like someone with gardening and childcare experience.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is a backyard caravan. Bathroom is shared with the family. We live within walking distance of Te Anau town center. All meals provided in exchange for approx 5 hours work per day. We only have room for a single so please do not apply if you are a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Te Anau is a town on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s known as a gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. The region is home to endangered, flightless takahē birds and abundant trout in Lake Te Anau. Te Anau Caves feature a limestone grotto of glowworms and an underground waterfall. To the southwest, the Kepler Track winds through beech forests, glacial valleys and mountains.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

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