Between October and April, you and a group can take a day-trip to volunteer on Kapiti Island.

What to expect

We're looking for groups of 10 or more volunteers who have enthusiasm and an interest in nature, historic heritage and recreation. The work is often to help maintain the island's tracks.

This is a day-trip opportunity. You'd arrive at the island around 9:30 am and depart around 3 pm the same day. Dates will be organised to suit island staff and volunteer groups but weekdays are preferred.


Everyone must be over the age of 18.

Number of people allowed:

  • 10 minimum, and
  • 25 maximum.

What to bring

Food: Volunteers are to provide their own food. No food supplies are available on the island. Pack all food in rodent and insect-proof sealed containers.

Gear: Find out what to bring. A full gear list will be provided when your volunteering opportunity is confirmed. Any personal protective equipment and all tools will be supplied.

Note: Due to biosecurity rules you must check and clean all gear vigilantly before packing. Do not bring any gaiters or tents with you. Pack all your gear in sealed containers or a backpack. No loose items or open food bags are permitted to land on Kapiti Island.

How to apply

To register your interest in any of these activities complete the online application form.

What happens next?

We will contact you within three weeks of your application if there is a position available for you.

If we do not contact you within three weeks this means your application has been unsuccessful. 


Kapiti Wellington Office
Phone:   +64 4 470 8412
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   13b Wall Place
Porirua 5022
Postal Address:   PO Box 5086
Wellington 6140
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