Volunteer Julia Peters at the whio crèchePHOTO: Dee Wilson | Taupo Weekender ©
September - March each year : A range of biodiversity monitoring projects in Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park provide excellent opportunities for volunteers to gain new skills working alongside experienced staff.
16 - 20 October 2017: Volunteers help DOC rangers with the annual search for yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho nests at monitored breeding areas along the Catlins coast.
16 - 20 November 2017: Take part in vegetation control and track maintenance on Pigeon Island, a scenic recreation reserve with magnificent views of Mount Earnslaw.
October 2017 - April 2018: Volunteer to raise awareness of appropriate wildlife viewing behaviour and conservation among Otago Peninsulas’ Sandfly Bay visitors.
December 2017 - April 2018: On the shores of Lake Hāwea, Kidds Bush Campsite is a popular destination for families and tourists.
13 - 17 November 2017: Volunteers are needed to help with a general tidy up around the campsite and area surrounding the DOC ranger house at Papatowai.
Ongoing: Use your Science Communication skills to help us connect people to nature in Dunedin.
24 - 31 October 2017: Volunteers will help with the annual maintenance of huts around the coastline of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
16 - 20 October 2017: Help the Stewart Island community retain an important visitor site - the picturesque gardens of Moturau Moana.
6 - 20 November 2017: This is a rare opportunity for people to visit the isolated Auckland Islands and assist with yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho surveys.
November 2017 - April 2018: This is an excellent opportunity to experience the backcountry of Stewart Island/Rakiura.
November 2017 - May 2018: We are looking for long-term volunteers to help with a variety of conservation activities on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
20 - 25 November 2017: Volunteers will take part in historic restoration work on the old Southland Ski Club hut.