Conservation Volunteers New Zealand - Our Mahi

About Us – Our Mahi

He rau ringa e oti ai

By many hands the task is completed


Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) was established in 2006. Our expertise in volunteer engagement and conservation projects is widely recognised in New Zealand and Australia, where we have over 35 years experience. With offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Punakaiki, CVNZ works in partnership with community. tangata whenua, 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 our cherished natural environment.
We believe that everyone can make a difference to the health of our environment and society. Just a few of the ways people can get involved include raising and planting native trees, eradicating pests and weeds, protecting threatened species, and helping to make our natural spaces accessible to everyone. Our projects focus on restoring our wild places and protecting this beautiful natural environment we are lucky enough to call home.

Our Vision

Inspiring change by connecting people to nature 


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.  We’re very proud of our achievements so far – in fact we’ve planted and propagated 1.5 million trees, weeded 455 hectares of invasive weeds, collected 65,000 kg of rubbish and managed over 11,000 volunteer events since 2006. Read more about our history.