Many community groups welcome new faces and the skills, experience, and time you can offer.

Community group workers

Here are some groups that you might consider contacting and volunteering with:

Group   Location  Activities
Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust Charlesworth & McCormacks Bay Waterways issues, clean ups
Forest and Bird (North Canterbury) Heathcote and Port Hills bush restoration and bird monitoring
Friends of the Edmonds Factory Garden Phillipstown Gardening, fundraising
Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Central City Gardening, tour guiding, plant propagation
Styx Living Laboratory Trust  Brooklands  Water monitoring, planting, education 
Summit Road Society Port Hills Planting, restoration, reserve management
Sumner Environment Group Sumner Dune management, bush restoration
Travis Wetland Trust  Burwood  Planting, weed busting

Support for new community group projects or events

Funding support

For funding from the Council, see the community funding guide.

Canterbury biodiversity also provides funding for environmental projects.

Advice and practical support

Council staff provide advice and support with forming groups or project funding. Contact us and ask to speak to your local Community Development Adviser.

The Canterbury not-for-profit forum provides assistance and opportunities for your group.