Is it worth the time away from work? 

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Like you, we want to ensure participants make the most of this opportunity. Spending time away from the office or work space, and its daily demands, ensures participants can be completely immersed in this life-changing experience.

Social Nature Movement is a long-term investment that delivers both immediate and long-term benefits. Our clients confirm that time out of work is worth it all and when the employer gives out their hands they get it all back in spades.

How do I take the time out of work? 

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Be nice to the boss, work hard and simply ask.

We understand it can be difficult to balance your commitments with a course. Try involving and engaging your employer in your Social Nature Movement experience. Explain what you’ll get out of it and how your effectiveness at work should also improve.

How do I stay fit?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Keep training! It’s easier to keep up your fitness rather than having to rebuild it. Try to work some exercise into your daily routine and keep doing it.

How do I keep in touch with my family, friends or colleagues? 

Posted on July 16th, 2021

With regards to health and safety; no news is good news.

We carry personal locator beacons (PLB’s) and other emergency communication devices, so if there is news, its often serious.

However, we live in a modern and hyper-connected world, so we also carry satellite communicators when out of reception, sending essential messages only to our service manager and the client representative contact (who might then disperse that on to other stakeholders).

Please, bring any devices you have, but please respect your own and others’ experiences and not get distracted. You can use our phone to make essential communications only.

How is a custom programme designed? 

Posted on July 16th, 2021

We’ll undertake a learning needs analysis to understand your needs. We’ll look at your overall goals, values and your learning and development priorities.

From there, we’ll formulate your learning outcomes and devise a draft programme for your review.

What is Social Nature Movements’ Privacy Policy?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

You can view our Privacy Policy here.

What are your staff like?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Our staff have a great combination of skill, experience and ability with people.

Our instructors have a rigorous training and induction programme, on top of their existing experience. Many of our services are assigned at least two staff.

You can read a bit about our team here.

Can you help me build a training case for my employer?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Yes! We can help you build a training case to present to your manager to show them the value of a Social Nature Movement experience.

Get in touch with our friendly team here and they’ll provide you with the relevant tools to help build your case.

How do I join the SNM team?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Working with Social Nature Movement you’d be expected to have – as the name suggests – good people skills, breadth and depth in knowledge of the natural world and indeed be physically confident and competent.

We recruit whenever the need arises and welcome unsolicited applications if you believe we and others would benefit from working with you, even if that means you are not totally ready now, but, together we can train you up and achieve great things!

Discover more and apply here.

Are your staff qualified? In first aid too?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Absolutely! Nobody works on an SNM job that isn’t first aid qualified, that is a minimum. Every other competency or qualification is based on the places, people or practices in which we work with.

Do you offer private tours?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Yes! We have an experienced and dedicated team who can help bring your dream holiday to life. Whether you’re a family, group of mates, corporate team or a school we can help. Do a private tour by clicking here.

Do I need to be good at speaking English?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Your guides will be English speaking, though some of them know other languages and customs too!

Some basic English helps so you can understand the guide’s commentary and instructions, but mostly you will be fine.

Do I need travel insurance and what if I get injured?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

It can be wise but not essential.

If you’re injured while visiting New Zealand, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) may be able to help you. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a resident.

However, you will still need travel insurance for what they do not cover (click here)

Their no-fault scheme covers everyone, including visitors, who are injured in an accident in New Zealand.

You’ll receive the same cover as everyone else if you have an injury while visiting New Zealand.

Do you cater for different dietary requirements?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Yes, we find this out on your enrolment form and if the trip is catered then you don’t need to do anything more.

Do people tip in New Zealand?

Posted on July 16th, 2021

Tipping is not compulsory in New Zealand, however is much appreciated. If you feel you have received excellent service and would like to show your gratitude, a tip will be accepted by your guide who will be very grateful.

There are no set amounts or guidelines on tipping in New Zealand so what you feel comfortable with will be just fine.