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.
There are many events throughout the year. Activities vary, but may involve general clean ups, planting, weeding and mulching.
Some of our planting events are family-friendly and eligible for Children's University (CU) credits.
Please read the volunteer guidelines, then contact the listed organiser.
|Event||Date||Contact||Eligible for Children's University credits?|
|Planting with Eco-Action Nursery Trust – QEII Park(external link)||10am Sunday 20 Junefirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes|
|Horseshoe Lake Planting Day – with Trees for Canterbury||10am Saturday 26 Juneemail@example.com||Yes|
|Cranford Basin Forest Planting Day||10am Saturday 26 Junefirstname.lastname@example.org||No|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||10am Saturday 26 Juneemail@example.com||Yes|
|Westmorland East Valley Reserve Planting Day(external link)||10am Saturday 3 Julyfirstname.lastname@example.org||No|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||10am Saturday 3 Julyemail@example.com||Yes|
|Matariki Dawn Planting – Pūharakekenui Styx River(external link)||6.45am Sunday 4 Julyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes|
|Matariki Family Planting – Pūharakekenui Styx River(external link)||10am Sunday 4 Julyemail@example.com||Yes|
|Family Conservation Session – West Broken Run Reserve||10am Thursday 15 July||Heidi.Wilton@ccc.govt.nz||Yes|
|Family Conservation Session – West Broken Run Reserve||10am Saturday 17 July||Heidi.Wilton@ccc.govt.nz||Yes|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||10am Saturday 24 Julyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes|
|The Groynes Ōtukaikino Planting Day||10am Saturday 31 July||Yvette.Williams@ccc.govt.nz||Yes|
|The Groynes Planting Day||10.30am Sunday 22 Augustemail@example.com||Yes|
|The Groynes Ōtukaikino Planting Day||10am Sunday 29 August||Yvette.Williams@ccc.govt.nz||Yes|
|Cranford Basin Forest Planting Day||10am Saturday 5 Septemberfirstname.lastname@example.org||No|
|Cranford Basin Forest Planting Day||10am Saturday 10 Octoberemail@example.com||No|
|Event||Next event date||Ranger contact|
|Akaroa Cemetery||Once a fortnight||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Ashgrove Reserve(external link)||2020||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Bottle Lake and Spencer Park||To suit||Park Rangers 03 941 8999|
|Broomfield Common||Every second month||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead)||During daylight savings: every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm
Rest of year: every Sunday, 2pm to 4pm
|Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155|
|Coronation Reserve||Every Friday, 9am to 10.30am||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Diamond Harbour||Last Sunday of the month through to August, 10am to 1pm||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Drayton Reserve(external link)||Middle Sunday and last Saturday of the month
Winter 2pm to 4pm, summer 9am to 11am
|Karen Smith 027 886 5988|
|Duncan Park||Every Friday through to August, midday||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Ernle Clark(external link)||Last Saturday of the month, 3pm to 4pm||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Farnley Reserve||Every third Sunday, 9am to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura Kent(external link)||First Saturday of every month, 9am to 11am||Karen Smith 027 886 5988|
|McCormacks Bay||Third Sunday of the month, 2pm to 4pm||Matt Rose 027 240 6276|
|Papanui Bush||Second Tuesday of the month, 8.30am to 12.30pm||Denis McMurtrie 021 125 1920|
|South New Brighton Domain||Third Saturday of every month, 2pm to 4pm||Pieter Borcherds 027 611 8655|
|Thistledown Reserve||Last Saturday of the month, 10am||Karen Smith 027 886 5988|
|Travis Wetland||Third Saturday of the month, 9am to 12.30pm||John Skilton on 027 4968 935|
|Drayton Reserve Volunteer(external link)
|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 email@example.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.|
|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.