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Volunteer in our parks

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Volunteer in our parks

Updated 10 April 2018 3:43pm

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.

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

If you’re looking for a team building day that makes more than just a difference to your team, but a difference to the environment, consider a corporate restoration day in one of our regional parks.

Corporate restoration 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, "releasing" plants from competition (a great stress-buster!) and potting up seedlings.

Restoration days are organised around the existing restoration calendar which happens only in winter. Learn more at Corporate Volunteering. Restoration days are organised around the existing restoration calendar which happens only in winter. Contact us on 0800 496 734 or email bookings@gw.govt.nz to register your interest and find out more information.