August - March each year: Become a dotterel minder on your local beach during the dotterel breeding season.
September - February each year: DOC needs volunteers in the eastern Bay of Plenty to assist with nest monitoring and trap checking during the shorebird season.
Ongoing/dates vary: Volunteers in Rotorua can help protect threatened bird populations around the Sulphur Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Ongoing/dates vary: A variety of volunteer positions are available at our Aniwaniwa Base, situated on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana.
The 2015/16 season is now full.
Volunteer with the blue duck/whio at the Tongariro National Trout Centre and take advantage of the unique experiences and learning opportunities on offer.
1 October - 31 May: Help check and maintain traps in Boundary Stream Mainland Island.
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.
Positions for the 2016/17 season have been filled.
This volunteer activity is currently on hold after the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.
This volunteer activity is full for the January-April 2017 season. We'll continue to review applications in case anyone withdraws from the programme, or if it's extended.
October 2016 - April 2017: Volunteer to raise awareness of appropriate wildlife viewing behaviour and conservation among Otago Peninsulas’ Sandfly Bay visitors.
October is Save Kiwi Month. There are heaps of ways to get involved, during the month and also throughout the year.