There are restoration activities happening all around New Zealand.
Third Wednesday of the month: Spend the day with a DOC ranger, working on a variety of projects including weed control, planting and habitat manipulation.
Ongoing/dates vary: Get involved in the Project Island Song's restoration project on Urupukapuka and Moturua islands in the eastern Bay of Islands.
July 2018: Applications are invited for volunteers to assist with maintenance. This programme is suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold residential placements.
Year-round: Volunteers are needed to help maintain the pest-free wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi Island. Preference is given to New Zealand residents and to those who can volunteer two or more times in a year. Volunteers should be 18+.
Ongoing/dates vary: There are a small number of opportunities for skilled volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including weeding and general maintenance.
Come along to help DOC rangers and community groups enhance local gems in Tauranga.
2018 dates Come along to help DOC rangers and community groups enhance local gems in Rotorua.
Ongoing/dates vary: The Manawatu volunteer programme offers a small selection of projects for people looking to get involved with conservation work in their community.
Ongoing/dates vary: Help restore the forest and wildlife in Tararua Forest Park with Project Kākā.
Ongoing/dates vary: Find out about volunteer opportunities at Pukaha Mount Bruce.
Ongoing/dates vary: Volunteers are sought to help control the exotic plant Spanish heath in the Tauherenikau Valley in the Wairarapa.
Ongoing/dates vary: Volunteer and help with conservation on Kapiti Island, one of New Zealand’s most significant nature reserves.
Ongoing/dates vary: Located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington Harbour, Matiu/Somes Island Scientific and Historic Reserve is a tranquil retreat for wildlife and visitors.
First Monday of every month: Get together once a month to help nurture and raise native plants.
November - June: Work with DOC rangers as part of an ecological restoration project in Nelson Lakes National Park.
Every second Tuesday: Buller conservation volunteers meet every two weeks, year round, to work on a variety of interesting conservation projects.
Ongoing: Volunteer to protect and restore native vegetation along the Orokonui estuary in Waitati.
March - May 2018: Join DOC for a day out to restore habitat for New Zealand’s native freshwater fish species along the lower Clutha River/Mata-Au catchment.