Mansion House Gardening Club
Be a part of a dedicated group of volunteers who help maintain the historic gardens at Mansion House.
You'll get to work for about 6 hours on a range of gardening activities. This group departs from Sandspit Wharf at 8 am and usually returns by 4 pm.
- 26 January
- 23 February
- 16 March
- 13 April
- 27 April
- 25 May
- 22 June
- 27 July
- 24 August
- 28 September
- 19 October
- 23 November
- 14 December
- 19 January
Dates and times may be subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.
What to bring
- Tools are provided, but you may like to bring your own gardening gloves.
- Lunch – you can also purchase food from the café during the summer months.
How to apply
Also, confirm your availability by the Wednesday before your volunteer day by emailing email@example.com
We'll confirm if we have a place for you.
5-day volunteer programme
Applications for 2022 are now closed.
Assist with the maintenance of the Kawau Island Historic Reserve and the exterior of Mansion House.
- track maintenance
- spreading gravel
- clearing drains
- tidying and pruning vegetation from paths and tracks
- washing or painting buildings or structures
- beach clean-ups.
What to expect
We're looking for volunteers with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude. A low-medium level of fitness is acceptable, but medium-high will ensure a more enjoyable experience.
Expect a minimum of 6 hours work each day. This leaves free time to swim, fish, and explore.
Transport: Return ferry fare of $30.00 – this is a discounted rate for volunteers
Experience required: If you have gardening, building, or other practical skills and experience let us know and we will tailor tasks to suit if possible.
What to bring: A full gear list will be provided once you have booked a placement.
Kawau Island group volunteering
General maintenance or restoration projects on Mansion House Reserve, Kawau Island. Everyone needs to have a moderate level of fitness.
Overnight opportunities may be available – maximum of 7 people.
- 10 March
- 9 June
- 1 September
- 17 November
Transport: Your group needs to arrange and pay for your own transport to the island.
What to bring:
- suitable work clothes
- lunch – we provide tea and coffee
- we have some work gloves – you're welcome to bring your own.