Listed below are some volunteer based groups that you can get involved with. You'll learn new skills, meet like-minded people, contribute to conservation, and increase your connection to your local community and natural spaces.
For more conservation volunteer opportunities in Fiordland volunteer for a DOC project.
Aim: To control weeds on Manapōuri's lakeshore and replant with natives. Volunteers are needed for working bees for both light and heavy gardening.
Contact: Irene Barnes +64 3 249 6609 or Catherine Brimecome +64 3 249 6933
Pomona Island Charitable Trust
Aim: To restore the biodiversity on Pomona Island – the largest island in Lake Manapōuri. The biodiversity on the island has suffered from the introduction of mammals such as stoats, possums, deer, rats and mice.
The Trust is a community-led charitable trust that has a strong reliance on volunteers to restore Pomona and Rona Islands.
The Valleys Project
Aim: To adjust the balance in favour of our birdlife by trapping predators in areas currently without any control measures.
Targeting Fiordland in particular, this project offers corporates or like-minded individuals the opportunity to contribute to conservation work in spectacular surroundings.
Fiordland Conservation Trust
Aim: To provide independent funding and resources to help protect the natural treasures of southern New Zealand. This trust is a community-driven initiative supporting a wide range of conservation projects in Fiordland and Southland.