Casual Conservation Officer, Auckland

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is a place where you can bring your purpose to life through the work you do, creating a world where people and nature flourish together.

Learn more about what it means to be part of the CVNZ journey by visiting “About us”.

Our employees benefit from:

  • Hybrid Work Arrangements
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Five paid Volunteering days per year
  • Over 75,000 online courses with our Training Partner
  • 38 hours paid Training & Development per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme for both employees and their immediate family members
  • Paid Parental Leave policy
  • Career Progression Mentoring
Join us!

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) is a community-based not for profit that is dedicated to the protection and restoration of Te Taiaio (environment) in Aotearoa. 

With offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Punakaiki, each year we engage thousands of volunteers on restoration projects across the country.  With the incredible support of volunteers and field staff, to date we have planted more than 1.3 million native trees, cleared 455 hectares of invasive weeds and 120,000 kg of rubbish. That’s not to mention our predator control, species monitoring, the scores of people who have found full time employment through our Conservation Work Skills programme and thousands of volunteers connected to Te Taiao and educated on conservation issues across Aotearoa.

By becoming a member of the CVNZ team, you will be using your passion for conservation to enable this mahi to continue and Papatūānuku to thrive.

Casual Conservation Officer, Auckland

As a casual Conservation Officer you will be responsible for leading practical conservation activities and may from time to time be asked to assist with promotion and coordination of volunteer engagement within the region. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated experience within the volunteer sector in field-based programme delivery with some experience in programme administration an advantage. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills coupled with demonstrated time management and problem-solving skills will be highly regarded. You will have a strong interest in practical conservation activities from on-site delivery to recruitment as needed.

Job Type:  Casual

Location:  Auckland

Salary:      $25 per hour

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  1. The ability to seek out and inspire people to volunteer, and to encourage their commitment to Conservation Volunteers
  2. Effective communication and interpersonal skills across verbal, written and public presentations
  3. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  4. Demonstrated capacity for providing good customer service
  5. Full Drivers Licence
  6. Defensive Driving certificate obtained within the last five years
  7. Current Provide First Aid certificate or approved equivalent
  8. Occupational Health and Safety Level 3
  9. Ministry of Justice Check or Working with Vulnerable People Check
  10. Knowledge and experience in practical conservation.


The above qualifications are required before leading teams. Assistance is available for gaining OH&S Level 3 and Police checks.

If this opportunity excites you, click the button below for full position description or to apply.

Applications including resume, cover letter and responses to Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted via the application form below.

CVNZ is a Child Safe Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Enquiries can be directed to the HR Coordinator by email [email protected] .