We LOVE our volunteers
If you fancy being part of an indispensable & dynamic team of like-minded superheroes – sign up with us now! Our trusty tribe of volunteers come from all backgrounds and skill sets, are of all ages, and from all over the city (and the world!) and would love to meet you.
Weekly volunteer opportunities
Edible Gardening Sessions
Tuesdays 12.30-2.30pm and Fridays 9.30-11.30am
The EcoMatters Environment Centre in New Lynn is surrounded by gardens including natives, fruit trees and vegetables. Every Tuesday and Friday you can join our garden co-ordinator Sarah-James for a Edible Gardening session. During this time you’ll work with Sarah and other volunteers in the garden, helping to keep it looking ship shape and also learn a thing or two along the way. Please contact Sarah to let her know you’ll be coming at email@example.com
Tuesday and Friday mornings
Be a Zero Waste Warrior at the Wesley Market. We’ve been delivering waste management at Wesley Market for two years, where we’ve helped reduce the waste from each market day by a massive 62.5 per cent, going from four 240-litre rubbish bins down to 1.5. As a volunteer you’ll get to see how this works on the ground, and help to manage the waste stations where rubbish is separated into food waste, compostable and recyclable. The market is held at Wesley Community Centre 740 Sandringham Road Extn., Mount Roskill.
Native Plant Nursery
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am-12pm
In 2016 EcoMatters started our very own Native Plant Nursery. It’s Project Manager Chrissy is doing an amazing job of establishing the nursery with 5,000 plants already on their journey to a restoration project. You can help Chrissy to pot these plants as they grow on a Monday or Wednesday morning 10am – 12pm. You’ll find out lots about native plants along the way. Txt Chrissy: 027 481 0688
Love Your Streams Day
Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-3pm
Help bring health back to our urban streams by joining Pam or Gabi on a Love Your Streams Day! As well as learning about stream restoration and monitoring, you will be sure to have a good time working with like minded people to keep our streams beautiful.
The Bike Hub
Thursdays to Sundays 10am-2pm
The EcoMatters Bike Hub offers free advice and servicing for people wanting to learn more about cycling. It reconditions unwanted bikes, saving them from the scrap heap and then offering them at affordable prices to the community. We would love to have your help during our hours of operation. You would preferably have some very basic knowledge about bikes (brakes, gear tuning, fixing flat tyres…) although if you’re keen to learn more we can give some informal training. Feel free to pop in or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other opportunities include:
- Weeding and planting bees
- Stream clean-ups and restoration events
- Waste minimisation projects
- Administration assistance in the office
- Research and sustainability projects
- Helping at our events, festivals and workshops
Let us know what interests you when you register. You will be rewarded with the best feeling ever, while you share your knowledge, develop skills & opportunities, and make a bunch of new friends while you’re at it. (Oh, and the chance to engage in epic chats over tea or coffee, in beautiful places deserves to be mentioned).
We are very proud to be able to offer internship opportunities at EcoMatters. This is an opportunity to really become a part of the team while honing your skills in a certain area of interest. There may be a particular project one of our campaigns needs help with or we are open to working with you to discuss your area of study and how this could work in with what we are doing. We like to see this as a win/win benefiting EcoMatters and you. Topics may include Marketing, Administration, Research, IT (information technology or computer support) or we are open to suggestions.
We take in interns all year round for a range of areas though places are limited. We also take interns from all parts of the world so don’t let geography be an issue. If you are interested to find out more about how it all works, email Barbara at email@example.com
Sign up now!
Join our EcoMatters Volunteers Facebook group, to keep updated with ongoing events and projects that you are welcome to be involved in. The group is a place where you can connect to other volunteers and stay in touch with current projects.
Fill in the form below to register on our database as a volunteer. Barbara our volunteer co-ordinator will be in touch once your details have been received.
Once registered you’ll also be added to our fortnightly EcoMatters newsletter mailing list, which will include information on volunteering opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time.
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