Sheep/Cattle Farm

Company : Fronteering
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Building & Construction Projects
Location : New Zealand
Duration: 4 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Have a feel of the vast openness of New Zealand and be part of a local farming family. If you like the country life, tractors, cattle and fresh air, and want to experience the great wide open, then our Farmstay project is perfect for you!

This volunteer abroad project gives you the chance to become involved with farm work but also with the family’s activities. Volunteers get involved in all fields of tasks. Such duties include; caring for the cows and/or sheep, basic maintenance, etc. It is important to keep in mind that the program is not only about ranching, it is a cultural exchange program where candidates get a real inside of Kiwi culture, customs and mentality.

In return for your work the family will offer you free accommodation and food and will include you in their personal activities such as going to market fairs, and local festivals, church, local sporting events etc! Please take into consideration that you will be situated in a remote location. If this is no problem, join us now for an experience of a lifetime!

This Is Why

  • Learn about Kiwi culture
  • Expand your knowledge on cattle and sheep husbandry
  • Improve your English speaking
  • Learn about farming in general
  • Work in the beautiful sceneries of rugged New Zealand

Start Dates

• All Year Round!

Costs / Benefits

• 4 Weeks: $1495.00 US
• 6 Weeks: $1595.00 US
• 8 Weeks: $1695.00 US
• 10 Weeks: $1795.00 US
• 12 Weeks: $1895.00 US

Benefits Include:
• An opportunity to live with a New Zealand family!
• Learn about the New Zealand way of life and farming in general
• Improve your English skills
• Learn horse riding, Kiwi style!
• Affordable Accommodation and meals included in the placement including the use of wireless internet (though Limited).


• Required to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks
• No smoking is allowed on the property.
• No experience required but be comfortable around animals
• Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humour, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
• Age: 18-35
• No animal allergies
• Extreme Weather (heat & cold), dirt and living in a remote area must be something you can handle.
• A love for animals and some overall experience of caring for an animal is a must!
• Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics
• Effective communication skills and the ability to work alone
• Good knowledge of the English

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