Volunteer Julia Peters at the whio crèchePHOTO: Dee Wilson | Taupo Weekender ©
1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018: This is an opportunity to assist a master's student who needs assistance with her research into Pureora short-tailed bats while she completes a project for DOC.
October 2017 to April 2018: Volunteer to be a warden at the magnificent Angelus Hut in Nelson Lakes National Park.
December 2017 to April 2018: Volunteer for one or two weeks at the picturesque Kerr Bay or West Bay Campsites (dogs not allowed), or Teetotal Campsite where dogs are allowed.
November 2017 to April 2018: Walk the beautiful Travers-Sabine Circuit in Nelson Lakes National Park as a volunteer hut warden.
Ongoing: Use your Science Communication skills to help us connect people to nature in Dunedin.
October 2017 - April 2018: Volunteer to raise awareness of appropriate wildlife viewing behaviour and conservation among Otago Peninsulas’ Sandfly Bay visitors.
13 - 17 November 2017: Volunteers are needed to help with a general tidy up around the campsite and area surrounding the DOC ranger house at Papatowai.
16 - 20 November 2017: Take part in vegetation control and track maintenance on Pigeon Island, a scenic recreation reserve with magnificent views of Mount Earnslaw.
December 2017 - April 2018: On the shores of Lake Hāwea, Kidds Bush Campsite is a popular destination for families and tourists.
December 2017 - February 2018: Nugget Point Lighthouse Reserve/Tokatā is a popular tourist destination and contains rare endemic botanical and wildlife species, in particular the yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho.
16 - 20 July 2018: Volunteers will work with DOC staff from Owaka to undertake different tasks around the Catlins and along the Southern Scenic Route.
4 - 12 December 2017: This is a fantastic opportunity to experience part of a popular track in Fiordland and learn about the area’s interesting history.
12 - 16 March 2018: Volunteers will help with a full range of work along the Milford and Hollyford Roads and around Milford Sound.
11 - 19 June 2018: Volunteers will help with track work, clearing vegetation and minor structure maintenance.
24 - 31 October 2017: Volunteers will help with the annual maintenance of huts around the coastline of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
6 - 20 November 2017: This is a rare opportunity for people to visit the isolated Auckland Islands and assist with yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho surveys.
November 2017 - April 2018: This is an excellent opportunity to experience the backcountry of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
November 2017 - May 2018: We are looking for long-term volunteers to help with a variety of conservation activities on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
20 - 25 November 2017: Volunteers will take part in historic restoration work on the old Southland Ski Club hut.
12 - 16 February 2018: Volunteers will carry out maintenance on the historic water race in the Piano Flat area, the only known operational water race in Southland.