About Us

He rau ringa e oti ai
Many hands make light work

CVNZ is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading volunteer conservation organisations. Our kaupapa is to inspire change in our communities by connecting people to nature through volunteering, training, education and employment.

We run projects across Aotearoa New Zealand, ranging from large-scale catchment protection and restoration planting to community connection and employment programmes. Our goal is to have large-scale impacts on biodiversity restoration, the health of our rivers, wetlands, and oceans, and climate resilience across Aotearoa.

With offices in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Ōtautahi Christchurch, and Te Tai Poutini West Coast, CVNZ engages thousands of volunteers and participants annually. We know that volunteering and being outdoors improves your physical and mental wellbeing.

We empower the people of Aotearoa to become kaitiaki for nature in their communities. Together, we can restore our wild places and protect our precious native ecosystems.

Our Purpose

We want a world where people and nature thrive together. CVNZ wants to empower people to become kaitiaki for nature in their communities.


Our People

We our proud of our passionate and talented staff. Find out more about our CVNZ team.

Our History

We have been empowering people to take action for nature since 2006. Find out more about our early work in Aotearoa and some of our past projects.


Our team are passionate about making a positive difference to the environment throughout New Zealand. Discover our current opportunities to join the team.

Local Offices

Call us on Freecall 0800 567 686 (within New Zealand) or +64 9 300 7320 from anywhere in the world. See our office locations to find an office near you.

Support our projects
Support our projects

Our ability to run environmental restoration projects is dependant on our volunteers and our partners who support us. This makes it essential for us to work together and we welcome conversations to explore opportunities to partner with you.