Volunteer Welcome Day

Have you ever wanted to volunteer with an environmental organisation?

At Kaipātiki Project, we offer many opportunities for you to get involved in the work we do. Come and help us realise a greener future, together.

Volunteer with us at our native plant nurseries, food gardens or compost hubs in Birkdale or Hobsonville, help out with one of our various regeneration or zero waste projects that we run in the community, or help us at the hub with your special skill set.

A variety of tasks are available to suit different people, and we value everyone's contribution. To ensure that you have the best possible experience of volunteering with us, we ask you to join us at our EcoHub in Birkdale for a Volunteer Welcome Day first, as an introduction to your volunteering journey with us. The session covers what we are all about, activities that are involved, what you can be involve in, our volunteering processes, a health & safety  briefing, and of course a morning tea shared with our current nursery and garden volunteers and staff!

Cost: FREE
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Weekly volunteer opportunities in nursery and garden

Kaipatiki Project nursery v2We provide volunteer opportunities at two nursery sites. Activities include 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, as well as gardening and managing our community compost hub.

A variety of tasks are available to suit different people. When coming along please wear closed shoes, bring sunblock, sun hat, water and raincoat if it rains. A reasonable level of mobility and the ability to follow simple instructions if necessary. Gloves are provided but are not personal.


Birkdale Plant Nursery or Food Gardens

Kaipātiki Project EcoHub, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale 

  • Nursery volunteeringMondays & Thursdays, 9am-12pm
  • Garden volunteering: Thursdays,  9am-12pm


Engine Bay Plant Nursery or Food Gardens

Cnr. Bomb Point Drive & Mollusc Road, Hobsonville Point 

  • Nursery, gardening & compost hub volunteering: Wednesdays, 9am - 12pm 


Eskdale Reserve Regeneration

17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale  (meeting point)

  • Tuesdays, 9:30am - 12pm 

Corner of Domain and Glenfield Roads reserve entrance (meeting point)

  • Every Second Saturday, 9:30am - 12pm


Other Volunteering

Whether it's admin, photography, foreign language translation or some other skillset that you want to bring to the table to help out, please reach out to let us know.