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.
Dates vary: This volunteer opportunity is now full for the coming season.
Programme is full until May 2018: Volunteers are needed to help maintain the pest-free wildlife sanctuary on Tiritiri Matangi Island.
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.
December 2017 - February 2018: Learn about how you can get involved with community projects making a difference in the Coromandel Peninsula.
Monthly on a Wednesday: Come along to help DOC rangers and community groups enhance local gems in Tauranga and 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 Kaka.
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 2017 to June 2018: A great opportunity to learn practical pest management skills to back-up your university study.
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.
October - November 2017: 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.