There are restoration activities happening all around New Zealand.
Ongoing/dates vary: Volunteer and help with conservation on Kapiti Island, one of New Zealand’s most significant nature reserves.
Ongoing/dates vary: Get involved in the Project Island Song's restoration project on Urupukapuka and Moturua islands in the eastern Bay of Islands.
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: 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: Find out about volunteer activities at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre and reserve.
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.
Every second Tuesday: Buller conservation volunteers meet every two weeks, year round, to work on a variety of interesting conservation projects.
Register your interest for this volunteer opportunity. Applications for the November – December period have closed.
Ongoing: Volunteer to protect and restore native vegetation along the Orokonui estuary in Waitati.
October to May: Work with DOC rangers as part of the Biodiversity team at Nelson Lakes. Positions for 2018/2019 are now full.
July to October 2019: Applications are invited for volunteers to assist with maintenance. This programme is suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold residential placements.
Come along to help DOC rangers and community groups enhance local gems in Tauranga.
Come along to help DOC rangers and community groups enhance local gems in Rotorua.
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.