Volunteer

Are you looking for a way to get more involved in the conservation projects around our region?

There are a wide range of opportunities out there, and a number of ways you can find out more!

Find out more about our volunteer groups!

TIAKI TE MAURI O PARININIHI TRUST

Iwi led project to restore forest at Whitecliffs/Parininihi. Opportunities for volunteers to assist with predator control (trapping and baiting), monitoring, and track maintenance.

ROTOKARE SCENIC RESERVE TRUST

Community predator free wetland sanctuary inland from Eltham. Wide range of volunteer opportunities from bird feeding and monitoring, through to predator tracking and trapping.

TARANAKI KIWI TRUST

The Taranaki Kiwi Trust seek to promote and facilitate the restoration and protection of sustainable populations of kiwi in Taranaki. They require volunteers for predator control and kiwi surveys.

TARANAKI CONSERVATIONISTS

Voluntary group who mobilise groups of volunteers to help a range of community organisations and environmental projects with predator control, planting, beach cleanups.

NGATI TARA OAONUI SANDY BAY SOCIETY

Community led sand dune restoration at Sandy Bay Oaonui (Opunake). Hold volunteer days for planting, releasing plants, and volunteers check predator traps.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION

DOC in Taranaki work in partnership with a range of groups and agencies to engage Taranaki people in conservation volunteering. Opportunities range from being a hut warden, through to clearing invasive weeds and checking traps.

SOUTH TARANAKI FOREST AND BIRD

Require volunteers for regular working bees looking after their main projects – including Connell Reserve in Eltham, and two private bush blocks. Volunteers for committee positions and admin support also welcome.

HUATOKI CONSERVATION GROUP

Community group focussing on restoring native habitats in the Huatoki area. If you would like to know more or want to become involved in our group’s activities, email us, and request to join our e-mailing list.

WAIHOWAKA GREEN COMMUNITY GROUP

Community group working to enhance the Waihowaka Stream environment in Bell Block. Working bees and planting days.

NORTH TARANAKI FOREST AND BIRD

The Branch hold monthly working bees at their Te Wairoa Reserve near Inglewood to rid the area of invasive weeds. There are also opportunities to get involved in admin and promoting involvement in Branch activities. Email us for more information.

EAST TARANAKI ENVIRONMENT TRUST

Work includes tasks such as bird counts, habitat restoration, weed control, trapping, and track maintenance. Register online to volunteer.

PATEA PLANTING TRUST

The Trust have a vision to restore native vegetation along the Patea river and walkway. Regular working bees and planting days.