“I think voluntary work is of great importance to the world and a way to experience a different place and culture than you are used to. It gives you some amazing opportunities and the feeling that YOU make a difference in the world, which is fantastic. I have always admired people who work as volunteers and I would be proud to be one of those people. The experience will give me a different perspective on my life and I can learn a lot from people who are different to me. My impression of volunteers is that they are open, friendly and compassionate and these are qualities I would like to gain for myself.”

Karoline Eriksen, Danish volunteer in New Zealand

Welcome to Aotearoa Cultural & Volunteer Exchange (ACVE)

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to ACVE!

Aotearoa Cultural & Volunteer Exchange (ACVE) is a dynamic international youth exchange organisation responsible for running the ICYE volunteer exchange programme in New Zealand and Australia. Each year we welcome 50 volunteers from around the world to share their skills and volunteer in New Zealand. In return, we send young Kiwis to volunteer abroad in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

SPECIAL! UP TO $2,000 OFF!!!

The Costa Rica program is diverse and varied, and a hugely popular choice for young Kiwis and Aussies wishing to have a once in a lifetime experience! Get in touch NOW to leave in August 2014!

PLUS - as a 2014 special, we're saving you more money than you can shake a stick at! That's gotta be good!
For 12 months - receive $1,000 off your program fee!
For 6 months - receive $500 off you program fee!

PLUS #2 - if you get a friend on board this vivacious volunteering vocation, not only will we dazzle you with sparkling alliteration like that, BUT:
We will double your deal! That's right! We will increase your discount by 100%! That could be a $2,000 saving to you!

So jump to it! Get in QUICK because the spaces for this deal won't last long! We need to know by the end of March 2014 if you wish to leave in August.
Email us here to get more info!

ACVE wants you!
ACVE is passionate about encouraging young people aged between 18 and 35 to participate in an ethical, international volunteering programme like ICYE. Our international volunteers come from all walks of life and no special skills or experience is necessary. If you have a big heart, would like to learn about a different culture and language, and have a positive ‘can do’ attitude about helping others, then we want to hear from you!

In return, you can reap the rewards of taking part in a international volunteering programme which encourages you to challenge yourself, to develop strong cross-cultural skills and problem solving abilities and show the world you are a responsible, global citizen. 2011 was the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer +10.

Volunteer in New Zealand or Abroad
Whether you are volunteering in New Zealand or Australia, or plan to volunteer abroad, beginning the journey of a lifetime, ACVE will provide you with full support, training, mentorship and fundraising advice. Our ICYE worldwide partners identify and work with local projects where you can truly make a difference.

Remember, anybody can volunteer with ACVE and become part of a unique, international volunteer experience.

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