Conservation volunteers releasing takahē
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Volunteer for DOC or one of our partner sanctuary sites across New Zealand.

I support takahē.

Every year the programme hosts a group of volunteers at the Burwood Takahē Centre to experience a week in the life of a takahē ranger.

The work varies throughout the year, but it may include:

  • feeding takahē
  • inspecting and maintaining pen fences
  • regular checking and maintenance of predator traps set in and outside the fence lines
  • general maintenance of facilities and equipment.

Visit Volunteer: Getting involved to find out more.

Volunteer at sanctuaries

Sanctuary sites often have opportunities for you to volunteer. This is a great way to support species recovery.

Explore Visit a takahe to learn about sanctuary sites you can visit or apply for their volunteer programmes.

Get your school or work to support takahē

Even if you're short on time to volunteer, you can still make a big impact. Spread the word about takahē by sharing their amazing story, and consider organising fundraising efforts at your school or workplace to support Takahē Recovery. Every little bit helps.

Donate to Takahē Recovery


Takahē Recovery Programme
Department of Conservation
PO Box 29
Te Anau 9640
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 249 0200

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