Weekly volunteer opportunities

We provide weekly volunteer opportunities on our plant nurseries on the North Shore Auckland. We grow a range of native plants that we use for restoration of our local forest reserves, and to supply to other groups and individuals doing restoration projects. Community involvement and learning are crucial to our work – it is really important to us that there is an educational component for our volunteers when they come to us. We rely on the combined effort of our staff and volunteers to keep our nurseries and restoration work going.

A variety of tasks are available to suit different people. Simply register here and we'll be in touch to help you get you involved in our plant nurseries, garden or out in the bush.

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

Kaipātiki Project Birkdale Plant Nursery

17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale, Auckland

Monday & Thursday mornings 9am – 12pm

Activities:  propagating plants, pricking out seedlings, potting small plants, weeding, moving plants, tidying in and around the nursery, and may also be involved in controlling invasive weeds and planting in the local reserves.

Birkdale plant nursery kaipatiki project volunteer


Kaipātiki Project Engine Bay Plant Nursery

Cnr. Bomb Point Drive & Mollusc Road, Hobsonville Point, Auckland

Wednesday mornings 9am - 12pm

Activities: relating mainly to native plant propagation, potting small plants, weeding, moving plants, tidying in and around the nursery.


hobsonville point kaipatiki project volunteer


Requirements: A reasonable level of mobility and the ability to follow simple instructions if necessary. Volunteers should wear closed in footwear and comfortable work clothes suitable for outdoor work and appropriate to the season. Bring your own close-fitting gardening gloves if you have them. Gloves are provided here but are not personal. Contact us if you have any disabilities.