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Volunteer in our parks

Volunteer in our parks

Updated 15 May 2019 3:53pm

So much of the work we do in our regional parks couldn’t happen without your help. We love working together with our communities to take care of our parks and make a difference.

There are many opportunities for you to volunteer over a number of different projects, activities and organisations.

Every year in our parks, more than 25,000 trees are planted by volunteers like you. Keep an eye out on our events page for community planting days where you can work alongside other volunteers and Greater Wellington, to build a greater environment for our future. For instance, there are several planting days taking place at Queen Elizabeth Park across June, July, and August.

If planting and conservation isn’t your thing, but you’d still like to volunteer in our parks, there are other opportunities for you to contribute. We offer opportunities to volunteer with historic trams, mountain bike trail building, lighthouse restoration, riding for the disabled, surf lifesaving and even your linguist skills as an interpreter.

Most of our parks also have a “friends” or “care” group which contribute and work with us to make it happen. Search by our parks and forests below to explore how you can get involved. 

Akatarawa Forest

Battle Hill Farm Forest 

Belmont Regional Park

East Harbour Regional Park

 Kaitoke Regional Park

Queen Elizabeth Regional Park

Wainuiomata Water Collection Area

 Whitereia Regional Park

Corporate volunteering

GWRC do not currently offer corporate volunteering opportunities. Other organisations that can cater to corporate volunteering are Volunteer Wellington and Nature Space groups.