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. Find an event for you, your family and friends to join.
There are many events throughout the year. Activities vary, but may involve general clean ups, planting, weeding and mulching.
Please read the volunteer guidelines, then contact the listed organiser.
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||Saturday 27 July|
|Carradale Drainage Reserve Planting Day||Saturday 27 July|
|Mahoe-nui Winter Planting Day||Saturday 27 July|
|Ferrymead Park Volunteer Day||Saturday 3 August|
|South New Brighton Domain Community Planting Day||Sunday 4 August|
|Orton Bradley Planting Day(external link)||Sunday 4 August|
|Million Metres Planting Day||Sunday 4 August|
|Southshore Spit Reserve Community Planting Day||Saturday 10 August|
|Cass Bay Community Planting Day||Saturday 10 August|
|Styx River Community Planting Day||Sunday 11 August|
|Welcome back to Steam Wharf Stream Reserve||Sunday 18 August|
|Carradale Drainage Reserve Planting Day||Saturday 24 August|
|The Groynes Community Planting Day||Sunday 25 August|
|Mahoe-nui Winter Planting Day||Saturday 7 September|
|Travis Wetland Community Planting Day||Saturday 21 September|
|Story of Steam Wharf Stream||Sunday 22 September|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||Saturday 28 September|
|Horseshoe Lake Reserve Planting Day(external link)||Saturday 5 October|
|Port Hills Reserves Volunteer Day||Saturday 5 October|
|Port Hills Reserves Volunteer Day||Saturday 12 October|
|Port Hills Reserves Volunteer Day||Saturday 19 October|
|Port Hills Reserves Volunteer Day||Saturday 2 November|
|Mahoe-nui Winter Planting Day(external link)||Saturday 9 November|
|Event||Next event date||Contact|
|Bottle Lake and Spencer Park||To suit||Park Rangers 03 941 8999|
|Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead)||During daylight savings: every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm
Rest of year: every Sunday, 2pm to 4pm
|Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155|
|Diamond Harbour||Last Sunday of the month through to August, 10am to 1pm||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|Duncan Park||Every Friday through to August, 9am||Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933|
|McCormacks Bay||Third Sunday of the month, 2pm to 4pm||Matt Rose 027 240 6276|
|South New Brighton Domain||First Sunday of every month, 2pm to 4pm||Pieter Borcherds 027 611 8655|
|Thistledown Reserve||Monthly||Karen Smith 027 886 5988|
|Travis Wetland||Third Saturday of the month, 9am to 12.30pm||John Skilton on 027 4968 935|
|Drayton Reserve Volunteer(external link)
|Regular working bees, sign up to their newsletters to find out when the next one is.|
|Styx Mill Reserve Bird Monitoring(external link)(external link)||Regular working bees, sign up to their newsletters to find out when the next one is.|
|Eco Canterbury Calendar(external link)||The Eco Canterbury Calendar lists environment themed events in the region.|
|Forest and Bird Youth Christchurch(external link)||Forest and Bird Youth Christchurch is an environmental advocacy group for 14 to 25 year olds.
If you're interested in conservation projects, campaigns and volunteering, contact Alex, Christy or Amelia on firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Community gardens(external link)||If you're keen to learn more about gardening, or want to share your expertise, a community garden might be right for you.|
|Graffiti removal||Get involved with graffiti removal around Christchurch.|
|Conservation Volunteers New Zealand(external link)||Conservation projects.|
|iNaturalist(external link)||Join the online community and record your nature observations on iNaturalist.
You can also explore observations made around New Zealand, and learn more about our native species.