Volunteer crew at Tarawera Falls

Image: Dean Strachan | DOC


Come along to help DOC rangers and community groups enhance local gems in Rotorua.


Monthly. Check specific dates and contact the DOC office for more details.


Rangers from Rotorua invite you to join our monthly volunteer days. The activities and the location will vary from month to month.

As well as helping out DOC rangers and community groups, you'll also get to learn about the history of the project area, go on a walk, or even catch a glimpse of some of the amazing wildlife.

What to expect

Volunteers may find themselves tackling invasive weeds, helping with pest control, planting trees, or listening to recordings to try and pick out kiwi calls. Some tasks may be physically demanding.

You should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the task.

Transport may be provided – check with the office.

What to bring

  • Food for lunch
  • Water bottle or camel pack
  • Sun hat, raincoat
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Good footwear (boots preferred)
  • Back pack

DOC will provide

  • Safety Hi-vis vest
  • Gloves and eye-wear if required
  • Hand-tools
  • Drinking water and a snack
  • First-aid kit


Register at least 2 weeks prior to activity date as spaces are limited.

For more information and to register for any of the above, contact:

Catherine Noble, Ranger
Phone: +64 275 423 683
Email: cnoble@doc.govt.nz

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