Working at Te Paranui

Volunteers @ Te Paranui

Volunteer at Te Paranui and put your skills to work while learning and sharing in our whole plant food lifestyle!

We have space for 4 short term volunteers (staying from Sunday to Friday) and 2 long term volunteers (stay is longer than one month).

Our volunteers spend 25 hours a week contributing to the community in exchange for comfortable accommodation, 3 delicious whole plant meals per day, and a free weekly yoga class in the Yoga Yurt. Tasks may vary by day and according to your skills, but could include gardening, construction projects, and caring for our animal friends.

Breakfast and lunch are provided, and dinner is prepared as a group or on a roster rotation, with ingredients from our well-stocked pantry. There may be between 2-6 volunteers at any given time, sleeping in our comfortable sleep-out and hanging-out in a shared living space - our cool refitted 1959 Bedford Bus, including free Wifi!

Accommodation and meals are provided on working days from Sunday evening to Friday afternoon. We are listed as a host on, and - feel free to check out our profile and the reviews.

As we are located in a rural area, approximately 10 minutes from both Picton and Blenheim. Hitchhiking is always possible and a daily bus-service is available as well.

If you love working outdoors, a pure plant whole food diet, yoga, and bonding with dogs, cats, and all the other animals that share our home, then come out and join us!