Your Local Coordinator in New Zealand

Here we briefly introduce the team from our partner office in New Zealand. Monique and her colleagues will place you in your internship, organize everything you need and will help you with all your questions. They will share their inside knowledge with you - so that your time as globetrotter will become the highlight of your life!

Meet Monique

Monique is our good soul in New Zealand. Her biggest wish is that all volunteers and interns, will go home with the feeling that they will miss this great country with the always friendly people in the future. Than she knows that she has done a good job and that her guests have enjoyed their adventure of their lives to the fullest. She enjoys her free time mostly together with her family or with a glass of good wine and a book in her hands.

Where are you from originally?

New Zealand

When did you start to provide internships and volunteer travels?

4 years ago

Where else did you travel to so far?

I have been to Australia, Fiji, Canada, America, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey Malaysia and Bali!!

What do you love in general?

I love to travel and to meet new people. I love the sun and summer time. I love my kids and family!

What do you love about your job?

Meeting such wonderful people, I have made some new friends through the interns and hope they all love NZ! Also when the interns are great and the companies really respect us for what we do, it's a good feeling.

What do you dislike about your job?

When I work hard for someone and then they change their mind and decide not to come.

What do you want to show to volunteers about your (new) home country?

There are so many places to see here, it's impossible to know where to start!

How does your normal day look like?

I get up, get the kids ready for school and Kindy, we walk the dog and then I go to work. After work it's sports and dinner and then finish the day with a nice glass of wine and home cooked meal!!

What do you do at home to relax your mind?

As above, glass of wine, cooking, and a good book!

Do you like any outdoor activities?

We are always exploring, walking the beaches and swimming in the summer so: Yes!

Any personal plans for the future that you would like to share?

Finding that money tree which will make us rich!