Conservation Volunteers New Zealand - Our Mahi

About Us

He rau ringa e oti ai – By many hands the task is completed.
Established in 2006 in New Zealand, and drawing on over 30 years’ experience in Australia, our expertise in managing volunteer involvement in conservation projects is widely recognised. With offices in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Punakaiki, (and over 25 offices in Australia), we work in partnership with community and with all levels of government, non-governmental organisations and many of New Zealand’s top businesses to tackle a diverse range of conservation projects. We bring people together to connect with each other and to care for the natural places we all cherish.

Mission & Vision

We believe in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment.  Read more about our vision and mission.


Founded in 2006, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is a not-for-profit, incorporated, independent trust and is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005.  Building on the experience of Conservation Volunteers Australia, which has been operating as a leader in this field since 1982, we’re very proud of our achievements so far – in fact we’ve planted more than half a million trees and managed over 50,000 volunteer days since 2006. Read more about our history.

Board Members

Conservation Volunteers is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of like-minded, environmentally focused members, who hold prominent positions in our community.