Corporate volunteering

Show corporate social responsibility by volunteering with Kaipātiki Project. Join our volunteering whānau to get up close with nature. From weeding and trapping to growing and planting, get your hands dirty and connect with your team.

Getting your staff away from the daily grind with a day at Kaipātiki Project can really lift their spirits – helping them to make a difference in a very real way. It feels great to learn with others and help our natural world.

Register your interest in corporate volunteering today.

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Corporate volunteering activities

  • Working in the native plant nursery
  • Weeding and composting
  • Clearing rubbish from forests and streams
  • Planting native trees (May - September)
  • Bush walks
  • Trapping pests
  • Tailored activities for your group

This work helps the lasting regeneration of local reserves and significant ecological areas across Auckland.

Working together, we can restore our native plants, birds, bugs and fish.

Practical details

We accept corporate volunteering groups on Fridays and can host groups from 6 – 25 people. We can accommodate smaller groups on a Monday or Thursday morning and will gladly tailor your team’s volunteering activities to your needs.

Register your interest in Corporate volunteering by completing this online form.
Where: Our Environment Centre and surrounding forest reserves we care for are just a 20-minute drive from central Auckland.
Cost: We ask corporate groups to donate $350 for a half day (3 hours) and $600 for a full day (6 hours). Kaipātiki Project is a charity and relies on the generosity of funders, supporters, members, sponsors and volunteers.

Sponsorship opportunities

We are looking for sponsors whose line of work or business practices are compatible with our values, and who share our vision for sustainability.

Request our Sponsorship Pack

Turn your dollars into 'good dirt' - helping native plants grow, turning waste to compost and turning one's junk to another one's treasure. Request our full Sponsorship Pack here and contact us at marketing@kaipatiki.org.nz. The options in the Pack act as a guide and we would love to discuss tailor-made solutions with you to achieve a win-win-win; for the environment, for you and for Kaipātiki Project. 

Many ways to sponsor

Sponsorship overview

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Your benefits

  • Brand Exposure: Corporate Social Responsibility allows you to enact positive change. Consumers are influenced by how socially responsible a company they’re dealing with is. This helps build trust, raise awareness, and encourages social change. You will be making a real impact in your communities and they will hear about it; through brand placement, story-telling, reporting and promotion. We regularly communicate with 15,000 of highly engaged households, many face-to-face through volunteering and events, social media, newsletters, websites and workshops.
  • Corporate Volunteering: Days away from the normal work environment can truly boost morale and increase team cohesiveness. A day with us certainly ticks all the boxes, while connecting with nature and giving back to the community. Team activities include working in our plant nursery, weeding, planting trees (May-Sept), learning about trapping pests as a practical field work.
  • Your Impact and Involvement – Facts, Anecdotes and Storytelling: We can provide content you can use for your internal communications, Annual Report, Investor Relations or customer engagement. This can range from impact reporting, anecdotes, imagery and video.

Contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Partnership opportunities

Your business can partner with us in other ways – taking your corporate social responsibility to the next level. We’ve enjoyed joining forces with businesses large and small since we began.

Partnering with us helps us to continue what we do best – local bush restoration and conservation, volunteering opportunities, education and events about sustainable living, our native plant nursery selling bulk plants.

Partnership opportunities include contributing:

  • Materials for our landscaping and building projects
  • Sustainable building components (for example, solar, materials, lighting, water reticulation and collection, low water toilets)
  • Staff uniforms
  • Transport (electric)
  • Refreshments for our volunteers
  • Professional services (planning, design, project management business modelling, legal and HR services)

We will acknowledge support from our partners, sponsors and funders, and will work with you on best ways for us to share our good news stories.

Other corporate social responsibility opportunities
  • Advice on reducing your business waste (including building and demolition waste) and support for organic waste management.
  • Carbon-offsetting. We grow and plant New Zealand native trees on your behalf.
  • Coaching in Māori cultural art and tikanga, including roanga (harakeke weaving).
  • Plant hire for special occasions.

Contact us to find out more about these opportunities.

Social responsibility with Kaipatiki Project