inter-cultural learning & connection

We're all about mobilising youth to become active global citizens!

We're looking for out-of-the-box thinkers. One of the misfits.

Someone with a world view and an explorer's heart.

Sound like you?

If yes, then contact us today!

We have just the ticket.

LIVE 100! GIVE 100!



We want young Kiwis and Aussies to discover the world.

Submerge in another land and learn from different people and cultures.

Open your eyes and do something extraordinary!


We are waiting on government advice and that of our international partners, regarding when we can expect borders to reopen and our program to restart. In the meantime, we hope you're all keeping safe and please be in touch with any enquiries at all.

Contact us here.

want to volunteer in nz in THE FUTURE?

If you're from outside NZ and wish to volunteer for 6 or 12 months in Aotearoa, then we'd love for you to join us down under and be a part of a cultural exchange! Get in touch with us to see if we have an ICYE office in your country that can help you be a part of our program.

We are hopeful that our program in NZ can restart in 2022!

Contact us today!

what are we all about?

ACVE - Aotearoa Cultural & Volunteer Exchange - are here to help you every step of the way to volunteer abroad and be part of a meaningful cultural exchange. Our foundations are built on getting cultures together, harmonising the world and creating greater understanding and tolerance.

So, call it what you like - gap year, volunteering abroad, overseas experience, cultural exchange - we are all about young people from all over the world coming together, learning from each other and creating greater cultural connections and understanding across the globe. It's a way for you to learn about the world, to grow as a person, and have life-changing experiences that you can't get anywhere else. Oh, and it's also one hell of a lot of fun!

If you're aged between 17 - 35 years old, are feeling like there's something else out there for you and want to be a part of an ethical, adventurous and life-changing organisation, then get in touch today! We can't wait to show you the journey that awaits!

Volunteer Abroad with ACVE

The world is your oyster!





Volunteer abroad, teach English, gap year, conservation
Volunteer abroad, gap year
About ACVE


ACVE is the regional office for ICYE in New Zealand and Australia. ICYE stands for International Cultural Youth Exchange. ICYE has been operating for over 65 years to encourage youth to volunteer abroad and participate in meaningful cultural exchange that promotes diversity, cultural understanding and peace.

ICYE is affiliated to the UN, UNESCO, CCIVS and the European Commission.