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.

Community volunteering map

Map Listing

More volunteering opportunities

Website Activities
Volcan(external link) Match your interests to volunteer opportunities in Canterbury
Eco Canterbury Calendar(external link) Environmental and conservation calendar for the Canterbury region
Conservation Volunteers New Zealand(external link) Find a conservation project near you!

Support for new community group projects or events

Funding support

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

Canterbury biodiversity(external link) 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(external link) provides assistance and opportunities for your group.

The Networking for the environment(external link) project runs a series of networking events for people working for environmentally focused organisations in Greater Christchurch. These events create a space for sharing experiences, resources and tips for running a community based organisation.

Online communities

To record any nature based observations you've made, check out NatureWatch NZ(external link). You can also explore observations made around New Zealand and learn more about native species.