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Volunteer for a Day


Conservation Volunteers New Zealand welcomes people with a love of the outdoors and an interest in the environment to get involved. Our volunteers include students, professionals, international visitors, retirees, schools, corporate groups, in fact almost anybody can get involved. You don’t need any prior skills or experience, just a reasonable level of health and fitness.

What you’ll be doing – conservation activities

When you participate in one of our conservation projects you will be taking part in activities which include:

  • Tree planting (winter only in most locations)
  • Walking trail construction
  • Seed collection
  • Weed control
  • Conservation fencing
  • Predator Control


Volunteer for a day

Discover your local environment and make a difference to our natural habitat by joining us on one of our many single days projects. Volunteering is free and available every week of the year. When you volunteer with us you do not need to make a long term commitment. Volunteers can join for one event or come as often as you like.


Find one-day volunteer projects


Corporate Volunteering

Want to get your team out on a team building day?  CVNZ can work with your team to develop an event to help your group contribute to your community and environment in a meaningful way. You can either join an existing project in smaller groups (depending on availability) or you can support our work by sponsoring an event just for your team.

A sponsored corporate day runs pretty much as you would like it. We can choose a start and finish time around what suits your team best and can also offer a range of sites and activities.  Planting season runs from June - late August in most of the country. Outside of these dates, activities are most likely to include litter clean ups, plant maintenance, mulching and invasive weed removal.

What we provide for a corporate volunteer day:

  • Qualified team leader per group of 10
  • All tools and equipment needed
  • Site safety inspection and site preparation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (Gloves, vests, safety goggles)
  • Posters to help share information of the event to your team
  • Transport for up to 10 people (Sometimes 20 – depending on vehicle availability) from your office or other central point
  • Photos on the day
  • Your logo on our website as a corporate supporter and FB and Insta posts to congratulate the team

For more information contact:

Siobhan O’Grady
Corporate Partnerships Manager


Residential volunteering

Residential volunteering offers you the opportunity to volunteer for multiple days at a time. For residential programs involving an overnight stay there are some small costs involved to cover transport, accommodation and meals etc.

Residential volunteering programs are part of our four Wild Heart Projects at Punakaiki (Paparoa National Park), Christchurch, Wellington, and Ātiu Creek just north of Auckland.

These projects start on a Monday or Thursday, and you can volunteer for as little as 2 days, and as long as 2 months! Find out more at www.wildheartproject.kiwi




Volunteering FAQ

Our volunteering FAQ answers your frequently asked questions about what to expect, what to bring, and everything else you might want to know.


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