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1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018: This is an opportunity to assist a master's student who needs assistance with her research into Pureora short-tailed bats while she completes a project for DOC.
This volunteer opportunity is now full for the 2017/18 season.
December 2017 to April 2018: Volunteer for one or two weeks at the picturesque Kerr Bay or West Bay Campsites (dogs not allowed), or Teetotal Campsite where dogs are allowed.
15 January to 16 February 2018: A great opportunity for volunteers to experience the hut warden role, apply their skills and learn from an experienced and knowledgeable ranger.
13 December 2017 - 14 February 2018: An opportunity to be a camp host in the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.
February - May 2018: Volunteer to help rangers locate orange-fronted parakeets, monitor their population and protect their nests.
Ongoing: Use your Science Communication skills to help us connect people to nature in Dunedin.
October - November 2017: Join DOC for a day out to restore habitat for New Zealand’s native freshwater fish species along the lower Clutha River/Mata-Au catchment.
October 2017 - April 2018: Volunteer to raise awareness of appropriate wildlife viewing behaviour and conservation among Otago Peninsulas’ Sandfly Bay visitors.
13 - 17 November 2017: Volunteers are needed to help with a general tidy up around the campsite and area surrounding the DOC ranger house at Papatowai.
16 - 20 November 2017: Take part in vegetation control and track maintenance on Pigeon Island, a scenic recreation reserve with magnificent views of Mount Earnslaw.
December 2017 - April 2018: On the shores of Lake Hāwea, Kidds Bush Campsite is a popular destination for families and tourists.
December 2017 - February 2018: Nugget Point Lighthouse Reserve/Tokatā is a popular tourist destination and contains rare endemic botanical and wildlife species, in particular the yellow-eyed penguin/hoiho.
22 - 26 January 2018: Volunteers will work with DOC staff on routine hut maintenance. Tasks will include painting the interior and exterior of the hut, cleaning and minor building repairs.
16 - 20 July 2018: Volunteers will work with DOC staff from Owaka to undertake different tasks around the Catlins and along the Southern Scenic Route.
11 - 19 June 2018: Volunteers will help with track work, clearing vegetation and minor structure maintenance.
August 2017 - May 2018: Various opportunities arise throughout the year to assist with planting, weed control, predator control and wildlife surveys.
August 2017 - May 2018: Various opportunities arise throughout the year to assist with planting, weed control, predator control and wildlife surveys. These tasks can be undertaken by small or large groups and make for great team-building days.
November 2017 - May 2018: We are looking for long-term volunteers to help with a variety of conservation activities on Stewart Island/Rakiura.
20 - 25 November 2017: Volunteers will take part in historic restoration work on the old Southland Ski Club hut.
15 - 19 January 2018: Volunteers will be working alongside the DOC Barberry Team to control weeds around the Oban township.
12 - 16 February 2018: Volunteers will carry out maintenance on the historic water race in the Piano Flat area, the only known operational water race in Southland.
26 February - 2 March 2018: Volunteers will help carry out track maintenance on part of the popular Te Araroa Trail.
6 - 13 March 2018: This activity involves maintenance on historic sawmilling machines around Port William and Maori Beach.