Our heritage is a legacy from our past and forms an integral part of life today in the form of the stories and places that make up our national identity. Heritage projects include but are not limited to natural, built and cultural locations of significance which must be preserved for current and future generations. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand’s Living Heritage program helps to maintain cultural places and traditions by working with communities and agencies to strengthen organisations and support cultural events.
“Heritage” can encompass anything from stories to seeds, from artefacts to ancestry, and from performance to places. Many organisations responsible for heritage protection struggle to achieve their goals. It is so broad and so diverse a term that it is sometimes difficult to know how, and who, to help.
Because Conservation Volunteers’ work brings us into contact with so many people on a daily basis, we can offer support to ‘heritage-keepers’ all over New Zealand, Australia, and beyond. By working with other cultural organisations that need volunteer support, we create mutually beneficial heritage partnerships that strengthen communities’ connections with their own heritage and those of their neighbours. We also work with indigenous people and organisations to help look after their cultural heritage, including the environmental heritage that is inextricably linked to culture and country.
Help us conserve our heritage
There are a range of projects available, that involve protecting our Heritage. Interested in getting involved? Have a look at our upcoming projects.
For more information on how you can help contact us