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Volunteering Projects in New Zealand with Children, plus Work Experience Internships

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You can help the community in Auckland in a wide variety of projects, from Care for children with Cerebral Palsy, to teaching a variety of subjects to refugee children, including Music ... and lots of different sports to coach in schools and clubs. You can also gain invaluable work experience and professional development on an internship, great for your CV or Resume.

Please see our list of brief descriptions below, then click on the link to read all about the project. CAN'T CHOOSE? Call our New Zealand Project Consultants, Kate Gray and Liz Tratt, for free advice on which Project would be best for you. +44 (0)1903 502595

Care for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Auckland
Assist with severely disabled children and contribute to their overall development. You’ll help looking after, caring for and teaching them on this challenging yet rewarding and inspiring project where you can really make a difference.
You'll assist with day-to-day care, teaching and social interaction as well as providing a safe environment for the children to be in.

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Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Work Experience with Disabled Children
Work with children with physical disabilities such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and mobility problems. You'll work under the guidance of the therapist at the unit. You'll work as a teacher aid to the children and have the opportunity to shadow the existing therapists who treat the children. You'll work under supervision alongside other teacher aids and staff in groups or one-on-one with the students. You will also get the chance to work with the children in a classroom environment and this will give you additional experience in how to work with their disabilities and to overcome these obstacles within education.

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Journalism Work Experience at a Newspaper in Auckland
Gain vital experience working within a newspaper. Volunteer at a fast paced community newspaper in Auckland where you will have the opportunity to undertake a variety of roles such as editing, reporting, production and proof reading.
Typically you will be expected to be involved in: planning, preparing, investigating and writing, plus everything you would expect from a journalist.

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Teach Deserving Children in Schools in Auckland
Teach at a school in the largest city in New Zealand. You'll teach at a school where the children are from underprivileged countries and communities, such as Somalia, Ethiopia and the South Pacific islands.
You'll assist the main teacher and get involved in a variety of subjects.

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Teach Music to Children in Schools in Auckland
Work one-to-one and in small groups with the children to assist them with their music and really give them the attention they need. Class sizes vary between 20 and 30 children in each class and you'll assist the teacher with children between the ages of 5 and 18, depending on which school you're at. You'll be involved in teaching a number of different instruments and groups.

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Coach a Variety of Different Sports to Children in Auckland
There are different elements to this program: Coach a variety of Sports to disadvantaged children at a school as well as training and playing in any of the other sports and offering much needed help in the classroom, too. Sports you can coach include:

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Tennis

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"Thanks at the best three months of my life ... The support I received was extremely helpful ... I really would recommend Travellers to anyone. Keep up the good work. Stuart Savidge

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time working for Auckland Cricket in New Zealand. I have always had a keen interest in cricket, as well as a coaching background in the sport so this internship gave me an ideal opportunity to test my knowledge and competence in the real world as it were!
I have made some great friends through work and fellow volunteers, all of whom will be missed greatly. I feel like I have learned a lot and hopefully this will provide future employers something to stand out from the crowd!
Chris Woods, Cricket Management Internship, Auckland