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:
- volunteer for a DOC project
- visit Nature Space website to find out about other conservation groups you can join.
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.
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.
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.
Aim: An informal social group for anyone with an interest in conservation and ecology.
Wild for Taranaki
Aim: To protect native plants, animals and ecosystems in Taranaki. This is the identity of the Taranaki Biodiversity Trust.