Volunteer events

Volunteering is a great way to help look after the environment you enjoy. Learn more about your community, be active in the outdoors and meet new people. Find an event for you, your family and friends to join.

Community Volunteers from the Styx Mill Reserve Planting Day May 2017

Volunteer in a park

There are many events throughout the year. Activities vary, but may involve general clean ups, planting, weeding and mulching.

Please read the volunteer guidelines, then contact the listed organiser.

Regular working bees

Event Next event date Contact
Bottle Lake and Spencer Park  To suit Park Rangers 03 941 8999
Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead) During daylight savings: every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm

Rest of year: every Sunday, 2pm to 4pm
Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155
Diamond Harbour Last Sunday of the month through to August, 10am to 1pm Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933
Duncan Park Every Friday through to August, 9am Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933
McCormacks Bay Third Sunday of the month, 2pm to 4pm Matt Rose 027 240 6276
South New Brighton Domain First Sunday of every month, 2pm to 4pm Pieter Borcherds 027 611 8655
Thistledown Reserve Monthly Karen Smith 027 886 5988
Travis Wetland Third Saturday of the month, 9am to 12.30pm John Skilton on 027 4968 935

More opportunities

 Event  Details
Drayton Reserve Volunteer(external link)
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Regular working bees, sign up to their newsletters to find out when the next one is.
Styx Mill Reserve Bird Monitoring(external link)(external link) Regular working bees, sign up to their newsletters to find out when the next one is.
Eco Canterbury Calendar(external link) The Eco Canterbury Calendar lists environment themed events in the region.
Forest and Bird Youth Christchurch(external link) Forest and Bird Youth Christchurch is an environmental advocacy group for 14 to 25 year olds.

If you're interested in conservation projects, campaigns and volunteering, contact Alex, Christy or Amelia on forestandbirdyouthchch@gmail.com.
Community gardens(external link)  If you're keen to learn more about gardening, or want to share your expertise, a community garden might be right for you.
Graffiti removal Get involved with graffiti removal around Christchurch.
Volcan(external link)
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Conservation projects.
Conservation Volunteers New Zealand(external link) Conservation projects.
 iNaturalist(external link) Join the online community and record your nature observations on iNaturalist.

You can also explore observations made around New Zealand, and learn more about our native species.

Map of volunteering locations

Map Listing

Help our rangers out – if you see an issue in a park, report it via Snap Send Solve.