New Zealand


In Christ we Educate, Encourage and Empower


Longburn Adventist College (LAC) is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian high school and college serving grades 7-13 with boarding facilities near Palmerston North, New Zealand. Boarding schools need volunteers to help in various roles each year, but LAC specifically is in need of assistant deans to help care for and disciple their dorm students. This is a great opportunity to be a mentor and friend.

Responsibilities include assisting in the day-to-day operation of the dormitory, providing an excellent environment for staff and students, supporting and enforcing school policies, helping run the devotional program provided for students, being available to provide pastoral support for boarding students, and much more. You will also take on the role of being like a house parent and will have to oversee academic standing, do regular checks with teachers, attend parent-teacher interviews on behalf of parents/caregivers, maintain contact with parents/caregivers, and address issues as necessary.


Quick Info

Average Fundraising Goal $5,500
Living Allowance NZD560 per month or $350 USD
Requirements Visa (arranged and paid for by the South Pacific Division), driver's license, knowing how to drive a manual is preferred
Language English
Timeline Full school year starting in February and ending in December
Positions Assistant dean

More Info

LAC is located in a small dairy town just outside of Palmerston North. In town there are many restaurants available to try local New Zealand cuisine.

All meals can be eaten at the school cafeteria during term time. Please note that cafeteria meals are only provided during school time when students are present. During holidays or time-off, volunteers can use their kitchen to make meals.

Volunteers are provided with a furnished two bedroom unit within the dormitory. Bedding and linens are provided along with kitchen utensils and crockery.