Volunteer with Kaipātiki Project

Join our environmental volunteering whānau to get up close with nature and work alongside our team and other local volunteers. From bush restoration, weeding and trapping to growing and planting, many hands make light work. We offer flexible arrangements and a variety of roles including; project based volunteering, corporate and community group volunteering, regular volunteering at our two native plant nursery sites, operational, marketing and administrative support, community restoration days, internship, training for restoration leaders and board governance. We strive to enable our community to easily volunteer and everyone is welcome to join our volunteering whānau, even if it is just to enjoy morning tea.

Working together, we restore our native plants, birds, bugs and fish in our urban environment. Give back to your community and feel the wonder of making a difference.

When coming along please wear closed shoes, bring sun block, sun hat, water and raincoat if it rains. 

Conservation Courses NZ 4:3

Join the team!

  • Make a real difference to our urban environment
  • Connect with local people in our communities
  • Spend time outside in nature
  • Give back to your community
  • An opportunity to teach your kids about conservation
  • Learn about plants and weeds and local ecology
  • A fun and fulfilling experience
  • A range of opportunities to get involved
  • Learn practical skills
  • Enjoy coffee and chocolate biscuits!

Check What's On for our upcoming restoration events.

Everyone is welcome!

Every year, we eco-source, propagate and pot up a massive 30,000+ native plants. Our volunteers use these plants in restoration activities all over the Auckland’s North, helping to rescue the bush from invasive plants and restore homes for our native animals and plants.

  • All ages are welcome - we love bringing different generations together.
  • You can volunteer regularly, or on a one-off basis.
  • We welcome people living with disabilities. Ask us about our two-week ‘starter pack’ trial.
  • We help people on all stages of their sustainable living journey – we’ll help you wherever you’re at.
  • We even give tertiary students and interns the volunteering experience they need for course requirements.