View on Rangiwahia Hut Track

Image: Pierre Roudier | Creative Commons


Ongoing/dates vary: The Whanganui area requires volunteers year round to assist with an array of conservation and recreation projects.

What to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat and raincoat
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Phone
  • Good footwear (boots preferred)
  • Back pack
  • Food for lunch if required

What we'll provide

  • On-site training
  • Hand tools
  • Drinking water and light refreshments
  • First aid kit
  • Personal protective equipment as required such as gloves, hi-vis vest, eyewear
  • Field equipment as required such as bait, traps, map, and GPS

How to apply

Fill in the online application form.

State which activity you would like to apply for. Contact the Whanganui Office if you have any questions about your application.

Future volunteer activities

If you're interested in volunteering in the Whanganui area but there are currently no activities listed that are suitable for you, fill in the online registration of interest form.

DOC will use the information you provide to identify future volunteer activities that match your skills, experience, availability and preferred location.


Whanganui Office
Phone:   +64 6 349 2100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   34-36 Taupo Quay
Whanganui 4500
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3016
Whanganui 4540
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