Program Details

  • Start Date 2017-01-21
  • End Date: 2018-01-20

  • Location: Great Barrier Island, North Island.

A dynamic Christian community based on Great Barrier Island, with a vibrant history of restoring and equipping people for life’s journey. Every year more than 2500 visitors come to enjoy a holiday adventure, spiritual retreat or training school at Orama.


Accommodation is onsite within a self-contained unit or a room in the lodge. Generally volunteers share a room.


Volunteers’ duties may include food preparation and baking, general cleaning and housekeeping, gardening, repair and maintenance, equipment care, working with farm animals, planting and harvesting vegetables, basic forestry and farming work, function room set up and being involved with youth programs. Recreational activities include swimming, fishing, kayaking, rock-climbing, tramping and staying in DOC huts.


Volunteers will be living and working on the beautiful Great Barrier Island, just 90km from Auckland in a small community. The volunteers are asked to do physical work and be willing to be trained to use some farm machinery. The work will involve occasional extra hours and some weekend work. The weather may vary from stunningly beautiful to inclement.

Orama has an overtly Christian heritage and focus that the volunteers should be willing to respect.

How to get there?
Terminal: Auckland*
International Airport: Auckland*
Domestic Airport: Auckland*


6 months- 2.700,00 EUR

12 months- 3.600,00 EUR