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Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering

Updated 5 September 2016 3:00pm

Take a day and create a legacy

Take a break from your desk, do some team-building and help out the environment at the same time.

Corporate volunteering days in the regional parks are a great opportunity to spend time outside your workplace and get to know the other people in your team or wider business. Plus you'll be able to come back later and enjoy the "fruits" of your labours. Or at least watch the birds doing so.

Activities include planting native trees, "releasing" plants from competition (a great stress-buster!) and a guided walk with the park ranger.

How does it work?

The first step is to complete the inquiry form to the right of this page. We will need to know: 

  • Which of our dates scheduled dates you can make. Winter 2016 dates are currently planned for Wed 20 July and Wed 24 August. (If neither of these dates work for you, please get in touch and we will see what we can do for you).
  • How many people will be involved. Group sizes can range from around 10 to 80 people.

We will identify a suitable site, activities and dates, and confirm these with you. We can provide photos and a summary of what needs to be done, to help inspire your team.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact or call (04) 830 4041.

Who does what?

  • Our park rangers and staff supervise and assist with the planting. We also provide morning tea and can organise to have a gas BBQ available to your group. And of course we provide the plants! Plus we have spare spades and gloves.
  • You bring food for lunch. If you would like to use our BBQ facilities please also bring oils and sauces, cooking utensils, dishes, plates and cutlery.
  • Your staff provide the muscle. They need to wear warm clothes, bring a rain jacket and hat, and a spade and gardening gloves if they have them. Some staff will be needed to help prepare lunch.

Sample itinerary for a corporate restoration day

9:30am Meet at the park 
9:45am Introduction by the Park Ranger including brief health and safety and project talk
10:00am Walk to location and start work 
11:45am Morning tea break
1:15pm Lunch
2:00pm All done and home time! 

Great effort this season....thanks very much. 

Thanks to Dept Internal Affairs, GJ Gardiner, GHD, Motive Group, GWRC, Aviat Networks, Sealed Air NZ and CORA associates who contributed to restoration projects in Queen Elizabeth and Battle Hill Parks.

These enthusiatic and environmentally conscious organisations provided us with a great bunch of people who had a great day out of the office helping beautify the Wellington Regions Parks.