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.
Waikite Geothermal Wetland Planting Day
When: Monday 3 October, 8:00am – 4:30pm
What: Native Tree Planting
Where: Waikite Geothermal Wetland
Task: Plant native trees
- Medium fitness and able to dig and plant small trees
Track Resurfacing Wai-o-tapu Boardwalk
When: Wednesday 26 October. 8:30 am – 4:30pm
What : Track Resurfacing with Visitors and Heritage DOC rangers.
Where: Waiotapu boardwalk
Task: Resurfacing Track with Pumice
- Low to Medium fitness.
- Comfortable boots.
Maintenance Rerewhakaaitu Ash Pit Road Campsite
When: Wednesday 16 November, 8:30am – 4:30pm
What: Maintenance with the Visitors and Heritage DOC rangers.
Task: Mowing grass, trimming edges around structures, cleaning toilets, weed spraying, clearing branches.
- Low to medium fitness
- Comfortable boots (steel caps for Scrub barring – weed trimer)
Annual Orchid Survey
When: Friday 25 November, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
What: Annual survey of the Red Bearded Orchid (Calochilus robertsonii) with DOC biodiversity rangers.
Where: Rotorua district
Task: The Red Bearded Orchid is tiny, it is at risk, we have them here in Rotorua and we need your help to count them.
- Low to medium fitness
- Comfortable close toed walking shoes /boots
Track Maintenance Mangorewa
When: Wednesday 12 April, 8:30am – 4:30pm
What: Track Maintenance with Visitors and Heritage DOC rangers.
Where: Mangorewa Track
Task: Maintaining the Track and Foliage.
- High fitness
- Comfortable hiking boots and extra socks
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.
For track and maintenance days you can expect to do the following:
- Use hand tools to trim any low hanging branches/vines or encroaching
- Collect rubbish
- Remove debris from tracks
- Work on general track maintenance
What to bring
- Food for lunch
- Drinking water
- Sun hat
- Personal medication
- Good footwear (boots preferred)
- Back pack
- Appropriate clothing
DOC will provide
- Safety Hi-vis vest
- Gloves and eye-wear if required
- First-aid kit
For more information and to register for any of the above, contact:
Catherine Noble, Ranger
Phone: +64 275 423 683