October to April: Volunteer as a campsite host for 1-4 weeks or longer over the busy summer period.


Dates available from October 2018 to April 2019. 

Positions are for 1-4 weeks or longer - this can be negotiated. Volunteers start and end their stay on a Monday or Tuesday, depending on the site.


Positions are available for reliable and responsible campsite hosts over the summer period. There are volunteer opportunities at these campsites:


You have duties and responsibilities for 3-4 hours each day, including:

  • information sharing
  • fee collection
  • checking in
  • radio communication
  • cleaning the facilities.

What to expect

Molesworth ranger hut.
DOC ranger hut at Molesworth

Accommodation: For all positions, a free campsite and/or accommodation is provided.

Food: To be provided by campsite host.

Cost: No charge.

Fitness required: Low level of fitness required.

Essential skills and characteristics:

  • able to relate to a range of people in a friendly manner
  • fit and healthy
  • mature, sensible and have a good attitude
  • have a practical outlook and able to work alone
  • culturally sensitive
  • first aid certificate preferable
  • conversant in English
  • compliance with DOC Health and Safety Policy.

Pickup/meeting details: Volunteers who are accepted will receive an information pack before starting about where to meet on the first day of duty.

Travel: Campsite hosts need to find their own way to and from the campsite. Access to Cob cottage at Molesworth is via a steep and windy gravel road along the Awatere. Vehicles towing trailers, caravans, buses or vehicles over 7 metres long are not permitted.

Safety procedures: Approved volunteers must comply with the DOC Health and Safety Policy, and arrive prepared with appropriate amounts of food and warm/waterproof clothing.

How to apply

You need to fill in an online application form for the campsite you prefer, and send a letter or reference to

We reserve the right to conduct a police check as part of this process. 

Online application forms are found on the information page for each campsite (see links above).


For more information contact the Renwick Office on 

Wairau / Renwick Office
Phone:   +64 3 572 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Gee Street
Marlborough 7204
Postal Address:   PO Box 51
Marlborough 7243
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