Working at Te Paranui


Volunteer at Te Paranui and put your skills to work while learning and sharing our wholefoods plant-based lifestyle!

We have space for up to five Volunteers who work with us 25 hours a week contributing to the gardens, animals, maintenance and going to greenXchange partners in Marlborough. Therefore our Volunteers have comfortable accommodation, 3 wholefoods plant-based meals per day, and a free weekly yoga class in the Yoga Yurt@Mount Pleasant. Tasks may vary by day according to your skills, but will include gardening, construction projects, and caring for our animal friends.

The Volunteers have their own self-contained space in the Backyard including a comfortable sleep-out with 4 bunk beds plus 1 single bedroom, hanging-out in the shared living space - our cool refitted 1959 Bedford Bus, including free Wifi!, and preparing the meals in the new build EARTHBOUND Kitchen.

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. We also invite volunteers to stay with us for a month or longer, please feel free to contact us for more details.

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

If you love working outdoors, a wholefoods plant-based diet, bonding with dogs, pigs and all the other animals that share our home, and Yoga, then come out and join us!

Te Paranui | Whole Plant Food Catering