Unique overwintering opportunity in New Zealand

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Volunteer exchange at Desert Alpine Club โ€“ Do you want to spend winter in the mountains in a fully off-grid lodge powered by a solar array, backup diesel ginnie and coal central heating? What about a free ski pass, accommodation and food 7 days a week in exchange for some light work?
Sounds too good to be true?!? Well, it ainโ€™t!! Please read onโ€ฆ

Volunteer at the Desert Alpine Club

We are located at Tukino skifield on the eastern slopes of Mt Ruapehu is looking for a lodge manager for the 2022 ski season. The lodge manager is responsible for the smooth running of the lodge with daily duties covering:

  • welcoming guests (both club members and non-members),
  • assigning daily chores (cooking, cleaning, etc) to guests,
  • liaising with the bookings officer and club treasurer about guest numbers and lodge occupancy,
  • helping out with other tasks around the lodge etc

The position is suitable for a single person or a couple with other work potentially available on the skifield for the right candidate(s).


Tukino Village, Mt Ruapehu, Aotearoa


For further information about Desert Alpine Club please visit desertalpine.club
Please PM expressions of interest or e-mail admin@desertalpine.club

Posted by Roman on our FB volunteer group

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Author: Voluntouring staff

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2 thoughts on “Unique overwintering opportunity in New Zealand

  1. Hello, my name is Yueyang Luo๏ผŒ I am a Chinese college student and I am interested in New Zealand culture. What’s more, I would love to join your team๏ผŒ because your project sounds like a good challenge to me!

    1. Dear Yueyang Luo ๐Ÿ˜Š
      This is the comment section of the host announcement. The hosts might not (be able to) read this section. To get in touch with them, please use the contacts they left for you in the “Contact Details section” at the end of the same announcement, just above our conversation.๐Ÿ‘†

      Thank you and good travels ๐Ÿ‘‹

      Did you know? you could use this section to leave a reference, or review, of this volunteer project/program.

      Voluntouring team

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