There are many opportunities in the Hawke's Bay to work with others and contribute to conservation.

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 Hawke's Bay volunteer for a DOC project.

Friends of Te Mata Park

Aim: Weed control and planting in Te Mata Park.  

Te Mata Park website 

Hawke's Bay Wilding Pine Community Group – Kaweka Forest Park

Aim: To control wilding pines around Rotoroa and Rototuna, the twin lakes area in the Kaweka Forest Park. This area is a particularly beautiful and sensitive part of the conservation estate and we would love your help to protect this special part of Hawke's Bay. The removal of wilding pines is part of DOC's plan to protect the biodiversity values around the lakes by controlling the spread of these invasive pines within the Park.

Hawke's Bay Wilding Pine Community Group Facebook page


Poutiri ao ō Tāne volunteer opportunities

Aim: To bring native wildlife back into the lives of people in Hawke's Bay. The project involves habitat restoration, species reintroductions, wide scale pest control, research, education, and communication.

Poutiri Ao ō Tāne website

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