Introduction

Get involved with conservation groups working with DOC in Taranaki.

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 Taranaki:


East Taranaki Environment Trust

Aim: Protect and enhance Taranaki's natural environment. Volunteers help with tasks such as bird counts, habitat restoration, pest control and track maintenance.

East Taranaki Environment Trust website

Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

Aim: The predator fenced Lake Rotokare near Eltham is an amazing pest-free sanctuary and volunteers are welcome every Sunday morning to work on a range of jobs from keeping the fence clear of branches to administration work.

Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust on Nature Space website

Taranaki Kiwi Trust

Aim: Fostering and protecting sustainable populations of kiwi in Taranaki. There are often volunteer tasks such as resetting the traps along lines near the kiwi habitats. 

Taranaki Kiwi Trust

Taranaki Conservationists

Aim: An informal social group for anyone with an interest in conservation and ecology.

Taranaki  Conservationists on Facebook

Wild for Taranaki

Aim: To protect native plants, animals and ecosystems in Taranaki. This is the identity of the Taranaki Biodiversity Trust.

Wild for Taranaki website

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