Find an event for you, your family and friends to join.
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.
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.
|Marleys Hill Community Planting Day||Saturday 25 May|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||Saturday 25 May|
|Carradale Reserve Community Planting Day||Saturday 25 May|
|Diamond Harbour Planting Day||Sunday 26 May|
|South New Brighton Community Planting Day||Sunday 2 June|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||Saturday 8 June|
|Bowenvale Community Planting Day||Saturday 8 June|
|Travis Wetland Community Planting Day||Saturday 15 June|
|Dry Bush Community Planting Day||Saturday 15 June|
|West Broken Run, Wigram, National Volunteers Week Planting Day||Sunday 16 June|
|Brooker Reserve Community Planting Day||Sunday 16 June|
|Marleys Hill Community Planting Day||Saturday 22 June|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||Saturday 22 June|
|West Broken Run, Wigram, Community Planting Day||Saturday 20 July|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||Saturday 27 July|
|South New Brighton Community Planting Day||Sunday 4 August|
|Southshore Reserve Community Planting Day||Saturday 10 August|
|Brooker Reserve Community Planting Day||Sunday 18 August|
|Ōtukaikino Community Planting Day||Sunday 25 August|
|Brooker Reserve Community Planting Day||Sunday 8 September|
|Travis Wetland Community Planting Day||Saturday 21 September|
|Halswell Quarry Planting Day||Saturday 28 September|
|Horseshoe Lake Reserve Planting Day(external link)||Saturday 5 October|
|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)||
During daylight savings: every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm
Rest of year: every Sunday, 2pm to 4pm
|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|
The Eco Canterbury Calendar(external link) lists environment themed events in the region.
If you're keen to learn more about gardening, or want to share your expertise, a community garden(external link) might be right for you.
Get involved with graffiti removal around Christchurch.
Head to Volcan(external link) for more volunteering opportunities, or to Conservation Volunteers New Zealand(external link) to volunteer on conservation projects.
Join the online community and record your nature observations on iNaturalist(external link). You can also explore observations made around New Zealand, and learn more about our native species.