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?|
|Purau Reserve planting day||10am, Saturday 2 July||Yes|
|Simeon Park planting day||10am, Sunday 3 July||Yes|
|Little River Heritage Park planting day||10am, Sunday 3 July||Yes|
|The Press 5000 trees planting, De Ville Place(external link)||10am, Sunday 3 July||
|Coronation Reserve planting day||9am, Friday 8 July||Yes|
|Ashgrove Reserve planting day||2pm, Saturday 9 July||Yes|
|CVNZ planting day at Dallington Landing||10am, Saturday 9 July||Yes|
|Trees for Canterbury at Styx Mill Conservation Reserve||10.30am, Sunday 10 Julyemail@example.com||Yes|
|Whānau Day @ West Broken Run(external link)||10am, Wednesday 13 July||Yes|
|Farnley Reserve||9.30am, Sunday 17 July||Yes|
|Cutler Park planting day||Friday 22 July||Yes|
|Trees for Canterbury at Halswell Quarry Park||10am, Saturday 23 July||Yes|
|Trees for Canterbury at Southshore Reserve||10am, Saturday 20 August||Yes|
|Eco-Action Trust @ Chimera Crescent(external link)||10am, Sunday 21 August||Yes|
|Trees for Canterbury @ The Groynes(external link)||10.30am Sunday 28 Augustfirstname.lastname@example.org||Yes|
|Trees for Canterbury planting @ Travis Wetland(external link)||Saturday 17 September||Yes|
|Eco-Action Trust planting @ Chimera Crescent(external link)||Sunday 18 September||Yes|
|Barnett Park maintenance(external link)||Saturday 24 September||Yes|
|10am, Saturday 10 October||Yes|
|Event||Next event date||Ranger contact|
|Akaroa Cemetery||Once a fortnight||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Ashgrove Reserve(external link)||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Barnett Park(external link)||Sundays 1pm to email@example.com|
|Bottle Lake and Spencer Park||To suit||Park Rangers 03 941 8999|
|Brooker Reserve(external link)||
Second Sunday of the month
|Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead)||
|Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155|
|Coronation Reserve||Every Friday, 9am to 10.30am||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|CVNZ(external link)||Every Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm||Donna Lusby|
|Diamond Harbour||Last Sunday of the month through to August, 10am to 1pm||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Donkey Track||First Sunday of the month, 10am to midday||
Te Ringatina Group via
|Drayton Reserve(external link)||
Middle Sunday and last Saturday of the month
|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|
Volunteer track projects
Get involved with the development and maintenance of walking and biking tracks with the Port Hills recreation team.
|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.|
|We run regular working bees maintaining our 10 sites in the OARC. Follow us on Facebook for event details.(external link)|
|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 at 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.|
|Volunteer Canterbury offers a wide range of projects for individuals and groups.|
|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.