Find an event that you, your family and friends can attend. There are lots to choose from throughout the year and throughout the region.

Community Volunteers from the Styx Mill Reserve Planting Day May 2017

Volunteering is a great way to help look after the environment you enjoy. Learn more about your community, be active in the outdoors and meet new people.

Activities vary and may include general clean ups, tree planting, weeding, mulching and planting.

Please read the volunteer guidelines and then contact the organiser to register your interest in these events.

Special events

Event Date and time
Port Hills Reserves Eastside Bush maintenance day

Saturday 3 November,

12.45pm to 3.15pm

Steam Wharf Stream Mulching Day

Saturday 3 November 


Mahoe-nui Reserve lower site spring maintenance(external link)

Saturday 24 November


Regular working bees

Event Next event date Contact
Bottle Lake and Spencer Park  To suit Park Rangers (03) 941 8999
Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead) Every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155
Halswell Quarry To be confirmed Nigel Morritt 027 234 1353
McCormacks Bay Third Sunday of the month, 2pm to 4pm Matt Rose 027 240 6276
South New Brighton Park First Sunday of every month, 2pm to 4pm Pieter Borcherds 027 611 8655
Thistledown Reserve Last Saturday of the month, 10am to midday Karen Smith 027 886 5988
Travis Wetland Third Saturday of the month, 9am to 12.30pm John Skilton on 027 4968 935

Both Drayton Reserve Volunteers(external link) and Styx Mill Reserve Bird Monitoring(external link) hold regular working bees. Check their websites for upcoming events.