Gap Year

Gap Year in NZ


El Rancho

Seasonal Work

Fruit picking

Warehouse, fruit picking and vineyard jobs

Short term jobs around NZ

Volunteering Auckland

Volunteering NZ

QRC Aotearoa Experience

Or if you just want to find a job: The Complete Student Job Guide


Lattitude Global Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering in your gap year try looking at



Education, Sport, GAP year and Volunteering


Believing that our youth today need more opportunities , be it either in sport or education, we are now very proud to announce our partnership with “Duin in die weg” and their New Kalahari GAP year programme as from 2020.

Duin in die Weg now offers a great Gap Year for school leavers (men and ladies). Their program is a full-time Gap Year, presented in four quarterly modules. Combining Adventure & Sports; Farming & Agriculture; Nature Conservation and Personal Development in ONE practical program, makes the program unique. It enables students to learn valuable and practical life skills in general, and also for the professional world. Students who are not able or interested in the full programme, can opt for the volunteer / internship option (any number of the specific quarterly modules). The admission requirement is grade 12 (18 years). Students who successfully complete the program, will receive a formal Certificate.

View the GAP YEAR program here:


View the VOLUNTEER program here:


View information on their u/13 Rugby Tournament for March 2020 here:



Please view some links to our sample programs for touring South Africa here:

Visit Cape Town, the Kruger National Park and Kwazulu Natal


Visit  Cape Town and Gauteng


Visit Cape Town and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


Visit Cape Town only


Visit Cape Town and the Garden Route


Visit Cape Town and the Kruger National Park


If you need a quotation request with a sample itinerary, please complete the online request form. Link


Just a quick update from Lattitude Global Volunteering.
In case you’ve missed us to date: Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development organisation, providing Gap Year and International Volunteering placements for young New Zealanders aged 17-25.
It’s not too late for your Year 13 students to apply for an international gap year in 2020.
We have secured more placements to accommodate demand, and even added more destinations!
ALL our destination countries are currently available.
We have set a new Midyear Application Deadline: MONDAY 22 JULY

You will also find lots of information, including videos, our latest brochure and application form on our website

Link to our latest newsletter here: LATTITUDE GAP YEAR NEWS – JUNE 2019




Abroad Latino- an international initiative created to deliver a complete and professional service focused on the well being and need of the student and professional who is interested in studying, working and living in Latin America.

The programmes offered are from high-quality educational institutions in Latin America designed for individuals and groups interested in improving their Spanish competencies such as reading, speaking, listening or writing, as well as gaining valuable experiences and global competency skills.

Please find attached a presentation with further and detailed information, and one of the programs offered as an example.

Medellin, Colombia.

20 Abroad Latino Presentation





Camp Counselors USA offer unique programs designed to teach leadership, professional development and work-related skills.  In today’s society, communication, collaboration and creativity are critical for success in the work force. Many New Zealander’s believe a GAP year experience between high school and tertiary studies – or after graduating university – before entering the work force is effective in gaining these important skills.  Working or volunteering overseas is also useful in guiding students in personal growth and deciding on a study or career path.

Creating career path experiences is something CCUSA specialises in. The link above takes you to the new International Work & Volunteer Program brochure to assist you.  Each program is outlined for you to review, along with the outcome of each program, explaining what skill you will obtain from your experience. All the programs provide a stable platform for New Zealander’s to successfully transition from high school/university in to the workforce – and ensures you use your GAP year constructively. 

This experience is one of the most popular programs for New Zealander’s as well as the US Department of State – CCUSA is a designated US Department of State official J-1 Visa Sponsors.

There is a Free Camp USA online information meeting that students can log into Wed June 5th 2019 at 6:30PM. Below is the links to register for the online meeting: and Log in on the night:


Opportunity for senior pupils to participate in a unique graduation trip at the completion of Year 13.

Run independently to the school, these are service-based trips overseas to Nepal, Borneo, Vietnam or Vanuatu. The program is called Schoolies Unearthed and it is run by student travel experts Antipodeans, who are based here in New Zealand.

All trips are guided by a professional outdoor leader, are drug and alcohol-free and instil a real sense of adventure, achievement and purpose in all travellers who participate.

More information on their website:

Message from Lattitude Global Volunteering:
Lattitude Global Volunteering is an international youth development organisation, providing Gap Year and International Volunteering placements for young New Zealanders aged 17-25.
We are about to embark on a series of information nights in the Christchurch region. These are a great opportunity for any of your students, in particular those in year 13, to come along and find out more information about the international travel/work experience opportunities available to them. They are more than welcome to bring their parents/guardians etc.
Christchurch dates are as follows:
28th February Info Night:  Link to register seats here:
28th March Info Night:  Link to register seats here:

It is important to note that our Priority Application closing date for 2020 gap year opportunities is:
Monday 29th April 2019
Applying before this date will give applicants priority selection in their country of choice. Many of our destination countries, in particular the UK/Ireland, Canada and Project Asia do reach capacity every year, and applying early will ensure they avoid disappointment. We DO accept late applications after this date, however, positions are subject to availability.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. You will also find lots of information, including videos, our latest brochure and application form on our website


There are still opportunities for students who want to take a short volunteer experience this summer to apply; anything from two to 12 weeks. Some students are looking for, or need, to stretch their wings before Uni or other training, and this is the perfect way to do that. Or students can do a longer gap experience in 2019, there are a range of options.

There are a range of scholarships for students looking to get some additional support for their volunteer experience. Turn around time for scholarship applications is less than two weeks, so students can plan more effectively. Just click either the website link or image below.

If you have any questions about Go Kiwi Go volunteer experiences, please email  or call 0800 600 300.


Go Kiwi Go website
“I had the life changing opportunity to volunteer with
Go Kiwi Go for a month in Pokhara, Nepal.”

Jasper 2018




Camp Counselors USA: Overseas Work Opportunities for graduating students

Click on the links below for more information:

Canada 2018 Camp Counselors Brochure

USA 2018 Camp Counselors Brochure




International Gap Year 2019
Application Deadline: 30th April 2018!
Find out more
Lattitude is the international Gap Year organisation, supporting 17-25 yr olds on supported and structured overseas work experience placements since 1972. Now offering a choice of 14 destination countries, and a wide range of roles within each, we have something for everybody!

Apply before 30th April deadline! Many of our countries do reach capacity each year, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!

No experience necessary, all training, support, food and accommodation included – join our family of 46,000 “gappers” and get out into the world!

“My role as volunteer in Yunguilla is split between teaching English in the local school and working on the community farm and in the community in general where needed…”
> Read more

“Living in Spain has broadened my horizons and has helped me to develop a greater sense of the world and my place in it. Whatever I decide after this, I know that I will be better prepared and more likely to succeed because of this experience.” > Read more

“Japan is such a unique country. With the programmes Lattitude provide, you are completely looked after, but you do have your own independence. This was truly one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities”. > Read more

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Since 2005, Letz Live have offered overseas Gap Year opportunities for 17-25 year olds to the UK, Thailand and Australia. As well as the Gap year programmes there are also Working holidays opportunities in America, Canada and the UK.




Au Pair Link – Overseas nannying

Being an au pair around the world is a fun and safe work and travel option. Au Pair Link have a programme called Au Pair OE where young adults from New Zealand are placed with families in countries such as Germany, France, UK, USA, Canada, China and Australia. As long as the potential au pair has at least 200 hours documented child care experience (whether it be babysitting, coaching, nannying, or similar), clean police record and have a drivers licence they will be eligible to make their application.  For more information about Au Pair Link and to learn what they are all about, please click


Gap Year Global Volunteering Opportunities for School Leavers – Go Kiwi Go

Want to see the world and do some good? Check out this website for more information on what you could do on your gap year:


Lattitude Global Volunteering

Information Nights: These are a great opportunity for pupils, in particular those in Year 13, to come along with your families and find out more about the opportunities available for you in 2019. Please follow this link to the website, listing the dates, venues and times for events around the country:
Horizons GAP Year Programme

Horizons Unlimited has been delivering the Adventure Leadership Programme/GAPYear Experience for over 15 years with many graduates taking the opportunity to step out, enjoy new experiences, challenge themselves, explore, travel and chase dreams! It is a Private Training Establishment, registered under the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to deliver outdoor adventure based units. The cost of the course is $5200.00 for domestic/Australian citizens, or for international students the fee is $6850.00. The ALP/GAPYear programme provides:

 Intensive, Christchurch based adventure training.

 Horizons Unlimited Certificate in Adventure Leadership.

 Potential support for NZOIA Leader Awards.

 Risk Management and Outdoor First Aid Certificates.

 Ropes Course Assistant Facilitator certificate.

 Options to work with inspiring people in some amazing places around the world.

Upcoming course will be running as follows:

• Summer 2018: February 5th – May 4th 2018.

If you would like to find out more visit the website and Facebook and Instagram pages: Horizons GAPYear Experience which may provide more information.

Here is a taster video that one of the students created this year (Video credit: Tamara Webley, Gap Year Student 2017 and ex-pupil of Middleton Grange).



Hear from our very experienced, National Director, find out more about discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.

Wednesday, 27th September at 7.30pm NZT

Register now

or call 0800 440 079 for more information

Click HERE to read our August 2017 newsletter.

Considering an overseas Gap Year in 2018? You are not too late!

There are still positions available in many of our destinations around the world.
Among these options are some of our most exciting, our world-famous Outdoor Activity Instructor roles in the United Kingdom & Canada!
The following pages contain writings and photography from several of our amazing “Gappers”, who we are so proud of every year for their hard work and enthusiasm. 
We hope that their tales inspire YOU to head out into the world and create your own stories of international travel and personal development!

Plenty of other exciting roles and destinations available too, including new option: SPAIN! With a huge range of placement types, in hundreds of villages, towns and cities globally, we have opportunities to suit all walks of life.

Get in touch ASAP to secure your position for the experience of a lifetime! 

Click HERE to read our August 2017 Newsletter

Click HERE to download our BROCHURE!

Enjoy!  August Newsletter 2017


We are looking for a limited number of students to join us for our Adventure Guide Internship program based in Queenstown commencing April 2018 

Participants will embark on a remarkable 12 week journey of learning, experiences and coaching – in the classroom and predominantly in NZ’s diverse and spectacular outdoors, focusing on individual skills and group leadership.
They will gain world-recognised New Zealand outdoor guiding qualifications, and on completion will be placed in some incredible front-line adventure tourism roles based in Queenstown – working for companies involved with jet-boating, climbing, hiking, bungy jumping and much more.
This program is a well-constructed stepping stone into the adventure tourism industry as a guide, but also is the perfect GAP year option – offering qualifications and adventure all in one – perfect for the student who has not quite decided what is the next step.

Do you have students who want to develop their outdoor and adventure skills?

Do they want to take the first step to joining the adventure tourism industry?

Or simply want a year off study doing something constructive with their life?

We can help!


We know that starting to travel is a big step, so our programs are developed to be all-inclusive – travel, activities, accommodation and meals are all provided so our interns can simply arrive and know that all the complicated stuff is covered and they can focus on having fun!

Our aim is to help young people develop all the skills necessary to attack their goals in life and have confidence to move forward into their next level of education or employment.
If you have any students who would like to know more about our program, they can email us here for more information.
For general information about our Adventure Guide Program, click here or for our Summer or Winter Explorer Programs in New Zealand, please check out our website –




It is STILL not too late to apply for 2017 departures!
We still have placements available in our 2017 departure groups for the following countries:CHINA – ENGLISH TUTORPOLAND – ENGLISH TUTORUK – OUTDOOR INSTRUCTORCANADA – OUTDOOR INSTRUCTORECUADOR – TEACHER/COMMUNITYFIJI – TEACHER/COMMUNITYPlease contact us on or 0800 528 848if you are interested in taking part in these fantastic opportunities, or simply head straight to the website to download the application form!
This newsletter contains yet more tales from our volunteers around the world. It is our hope that their tales will inspire you to join the over 40,000 volunteers we have supported over the years, and to go forth into the world and create your own stories of exploration and development. Kia kaha!

Click HERE to read our October 2016 newsletter.


Click HERE to download our BROCHURE!


UK Schools Assistant Opportunities

Lattitude Global Volunteering has just secured two extra vacancies in our popular UK Schools Assistant International Gap Year programme for 2017!

We have ONE vacancy for a male, ONE for a female. Both applicants must be 18+ with a keen interest in sports. Placements are for a 12 month duration, with 24/7 support, training, food & accommodation provided, as well as a weekly allowance.

These placements are usually full by this time of the year. We know this is late notice, but are happy to accept enquiries from serious applicants.

If you have any students who are looking to take a gap year between high school and university, please encourage them to visit our website:

We can be contacted on 0800 528 848 or

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Click HERE to read more about our Schools Assistant roles

Click HERE to download our BROCHURE!



It’s hard to believe it’s term 4 already! We just wanted to remind students about GKG. For those who aren’t sure what next year holds, perhaps a gap year, or volunteer experience, anything from two to 24 weeks, might be the answer.

GKG has life changing opportunities and we also offer a Global Competence Certificate (GCC) as part of the experience, which not only develops an understanding of other cultures, but is great for a CV.

Our volunteer experiences are so much more than a holiday, people really get to immerse and experience another culture, while helping a local community. The experiences we provide ensure you’re in a safe environment with like-minded people, ready to be part of a positive local project in one of our diverse locations.

Rose spent time in Nepal and says, “Nepal now holds a large part of my heart and I’m counting down the months until I can re-visit and see all the children and my friends again!”

Not everyone is sure what to do at the end of Year 13, GKG gives young people another option. If you need to know more, please email or click on the website link below.

And….it’s not just for students, GKG is for anyone over 18!




Interested in taking a gap year to work in America, Canada or Britain? Come along to a free information session held by IEP who can assist with visa’s, accommodation and jobs for 2017.

Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm.

UC, Kirkwood Village, Room KD03

Visit for more information.


Come and learn about the best summer you’ll ever have! Free information session:

Tuesday 11 October, 7pm.

UC, Undercroft Seminar Room 101.


What kind of life are you going to live?

If you are leaving school, it’s time to think seriously about the future. At Headspace we make time to find out who God is, what He is about and how to put Him a the centre of our plans. Headspace is designed to awaken your missions perspective and draw you closer to God, by solidifying your knowledge of the bible, faith and identity in Christ.

Who’s it for?

Headspace is for school leavers aged 17-19.

What’s the year like?

It is a year-long programme that combines study, work, travel, practical training, mentoring and living in a community. We invite you to explore your faith as something that impacts every aspect of your life and gives it purpose, meaning and a fullness that is only available to those who know Christ.

For more info or to download an application pack visit or text 0273729717 with your name and address.




Welcome to a new month, a new school term, and a new edition of the Lattitude newsletter. Our team has had another busy month, as we welcomed still more wonderful applicants to the growing family of Kiwis heading overseas with us next year. In addition, we have just completed our orientation for this years outstanding group from Germany and Canada, here to volunteer in schools and outdoor camps across NZ. If they are in YOUR area, please say hello and extend them the great Kiwi hospitality we are all so proud of.

It is STILL not too late to apply for 2017 departures! Almost all of our destinations still have availabilities at this stage: please refer to the table on the last page of this newsletter for the status of each country.

We are also excited to continue our monthly tradition of sharing tales from our fantastic returned volunteers. The following pages describe experiences in our Fiji, Malawi and U.K. programmes. It is our hope that their tales will inspire you to join the over 40,000 volunteers we have supported over the years, and to go forth into the world and create your own stories of exploration and development. Kia kaha!

Click HERE to read our July 2016 newsletter.


Click HERE to download our BROCHURE!