During the southern summer (November to April), the Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary opens its doors to volunteers and interns. 

As a reference, you can check the availability for the Conservation Volunteer and the Explorer programs in the calendar shown on this page.

Green dates indicate more than two places available, Yellow dates indicate less than three places available, Red indicates no availability. Please note that our programs start and end on Mondays only. For the 2023-2024 season the start dates are on the first and third Monday of the month (except January 2024, the second and fourth Monday of the month).

To ensure that you can secure a spot, we recommend that you make a booking for the Intern and long term Conservation Volunteer positions at least six months in advance, for a short term Volunteer position and the Explorer program at least two months in advance.

To apply for an internship (maximum two places available) or a long term volunteer position (more than three weeks in duration), please email us a motivation letter and a resume to pupurangi.naturesanctuary@gmail.com. We will then invite you to a Skype/WhatsApp interview.

To apply for a short-term Conservation Volunteer position (three weeks or less), please email us your preferred start date and length of stay so we can confirm the availability and fee.

For last moment reservations, please email us and we will get back to you within 12 hours. 

Please note that this season we will not be offering our the tree tent/night walk experience.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for details on refunds and cancellations.

Conservation Volunteer Availability Calendar

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