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 but may include general clean ups, planting, weeding and mulching.

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

Special events

Event Date and time
Weekday Weeding: Hagley Park Wednesday 20 March 2019
Styx Mill Community Planting Day Sunday 5 May 2019
Mother of all clean ups Saturday 11 May 2019
Charlesworth Reserve Community Planting Day Sunday 19 May 2019
Marleys Hill Community Planting Day Saturday 25 May 2019
Halswell Quarry Planting Day Saturday 25 May 2019
Halswell Quarry Planting Day Saturday 8 June 2019
Travis Wetland Community Planting Day Saturday 15 June 2019
Marleys Hill Community Planting Day Saturday 22 June 2019
Halswell Quarry Planting Day Saturday 22 June 2019
Halswell Quarry Planting Day Saturday 27 July 2019
Halswell Quarry Planting Day Saturday 27 September

Regular working bees

Event Next event date Contact
Bottle Lake and Spencer Park  To suit Park Rangers 03 941 8999
Bexley Park Second Saturday of the month, 10am to midday, starts from 9 March 2019 Karen Smith 027 886 5988
Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead) Every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155
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 Monthly Karen Smith 027 886 5988
Travis Wetland Third Saturday of the month, 9am to 12.30pm John Skilton on 027 4968 935

More opportunities

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

Volunteering in the Port Hills is popular, keep an eye out for upcoming opportunities.

Check out the Eco Canterbury Calendar(external link) for more environmentally themed events in the region.

If you're keen to learn more about gardening, or want to share your expertise - consider joining a community garden(external link).

Get involved with graffiti removal around Christchurch.

Help our rangers out – if you see an issue in a park, report it via Snap Send Solve.