More on our volunteer programme and how to apply.
7–16 March 2022: Volunteer at Port Pegasus/Pikihatiti maintaining historical sites in the area.
5 - 10 September 2021. Volunteer activities include: painting, cleaning, weeding and basic building maintenance.
October 2021 – February 2022: This is a fantastic opportunity for people wanting to visit remote areas of Stewart Island/Rakiura while also gaining biodiversity field experience.
Tasks will include clearing wind falls, clearing vegetation using scrub bars and hedge trimmers and remarking the tracks using orange poles and triangles.
14 – 18 February 2022: volunteers will help carry out annual maintenance on the machinery at the Maori Beach sawmilling site as well as the two historic haulers located on Maori Beach Hill.
November 2021 and April/May 2022: This is an excellent volunteer opportunity to experience the backcountry of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
Volunteers will carry out maintenance on the historic water race in the Piano Flat area, the only known operational water race in Southland.
14 – 18 February 2022: This is a wonderful opportunity to discover several of Southland's historic relics and help to preserve them for future generations.
8–12 November 2021: Volunteer tasks include hut, campsite, and hut maintenance, and setting up hut water supplies before the busy summer season starts.
18–22 October 2021: Volunteer tasks will include tree trimming, weeding, planting, garden maintenance and tidying, as well as propagating native plants.
November 2021 – March 2022: Curio Bay is one of Southland's most popular destinations, home to endangered endemic species such as Hector's dolphin and yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho, and the remarkable fossilised forest.
Take part in one of our many conservation events this summer.
Get involved with conservation groups working with DOC in Southland.
Auckland is at Level 3 and other regions at Level 2.