More on our volunteer programme and how to apply.
March 2021: Volunteer at Port Pegasus/Pikihatiti maintaining historical sites in the area.
15–22 September 2020: Volunteers will help with the annual maintenance of huts around the coastline of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
19–23 October 2020: Volunteer tasks will include tree trimming, weeding, planting, garden maintenance and tidying, as well as propagating native plants.
15 – 19 February 2021: This is a wonderful opportunity to discover several of Southland's historic relics and help to preserve them for future generations.
15-19 March 2021: Explore Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi while helping with a range of work on local walks and historic sites.
9–13 November 2020: Volunteer tasks include hut, campsite, and hut maintenance, and setting up hut water supplies before the busy summer season starts.
November 2020 and April/May 2021: This is an excellent volunteer opportunity to experience the backcountry of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
April 2021: Volunteers will work with DOC rangers at the Burwood Takahē Centre, carrying out a variety of tasks to help keep the takahē safe and healthy.
December 2020 - March 2021: This is a rare opportunity to stay on this island paradise in return for acting as a roving ranger on the island during the height of the visitor season.
8–12 March 2021: Volunteers will carry out maintenance on the historic water race in the Piano Flat area, the only known operational water race in Southland.
Take part in one of our many conservation events this summer.
Get involved with conservation groups working with DOC in Southland.