Come work with us

If you know even a little about EcoMatters, you’ll know that we’re all about doing good mahi (work) for the environment. We’re a community focused charitable trust and find that, while our whānau (family) has a lot in common, we’re all individuals with a colourful range of interests too. There is space here for those who love plants and want to work or volunteer in the nursery to those who want to make an impact in zero waste and everything in between. 

Would you like to join our growing hapori (community) of change-makers? Check our current vacancies or express your interest on our volunteer page.

Job vacancies

Junior Sustainability Advisor

We’re looking for a Junior Sustainability Advisor to join our Homes team. In this entry-level role, you will perform in-home Water Checks to support people to reduce their water usage, as well as host workshops to educate people about how to make their homes drier, warmer and healthier.

This is a fast-paced role which requires a warm, friendly and professional manner. Your amazing interpersonal skills, energy and enthusiasm will ensure you can work with a wide range of people.

Find out more about the role here on Do Good Jobs.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected] Applications will be evaluated as they come in so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Community Engagement Advisors

9 month fixed term contract for 20 hours per week, at $25 per hour

We are looking for Community Engagement Advisors to provide face-to-face advice and to educate householders about the Food Scraps Regional Service that is rolling out across Urban Auckland in 2023. Community Engagement Advisors will work on a roster of shifts across different locations across Auckland.

The Community Engagement Advisor role will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Partnering with another advisor to canvas streets in Urban Auckland
  • Providing advice and support to households about the new service
  • Ability to travel to different parts of Auckland (Full, clean NZ Driver’s license, and use of your own vehicle are required. Travel expenses will be reimbursed at IRD rates per vehicle.)

If you are keen to get involved – submit your CV and cover letter describing why you are the best candidate to Lena Fedulova via [email protected].

See here for more information about the role.

Join the EcoMatters Environment Trust Board and contribute to a healthy environment and connected community.

Are you engaged and empathetic, with your finger on the pulse of sustainable stewardship? The EcoMatters Board is on the lookout for new trustees to help further the organisation’s aims of connecting people and place and nurturing kaitiakitanga.

We’re looking for a trustee to join our board and support the organisation in:

  • Providing governance oversight of EcoMatters operations and financial management
  • Building influence across the environmental stewardship ecosystem
  • Setting strategic direction and priorities
  • Providing leadership, empathy and connections
  • Bringing creativity, critical thinking and an innovative approach to environmental and social responsibility

The board is committed to driving a culture that values diverse thinking and inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from a broad range of ethnicities, younger members of the community, and individuals with a disability. All applicants welcome, and prior board experience is not a prerequisite.

Find out more, including how to apply, here. Applications close 27 February 2022.

Team Leader – Waste & Food

Fixed Term, One Year Parental Leave Cover

Are you passionate about the environment, know a lot about waste minimisation and have great leadership skills as well as a lot of experience in managing teams?

We are looking for someone to cover parental leave for 1 year, leading our Waste & Food Teams. This would involve managing several projects, as well as delivering and supporting the two teams to deliver EcoMatters’ initiatives.

Find out more, including how to apply, here. Applications close 15 November.

If you would like to work with us here at EcoMatters we recommend checking this page regularly – you never know what’s around the corner!

Or if you think volunteering might just be your gig and you have some time to offer, find out more at Volunteer.


Are you a student looking to grow your experience and understanding of sustainable practices and initiatives in the community? Then we’d love to hear from you.

We take in interns all year round and we suggest you express your interest well ahead of coming aboard so there’s a much greater chance of giving you a placement. Simply email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch. 

More information about the role and how to apply.

An inspiring intern experience

Emma was an intern with us in late 2021. She worked with our Nature team and here’s what she had to say about her experience.

“My experience being an intern at EcoMatters has been fun, challenging, insightful and inspiring.

The team at EcoMatters are all so passionate about the mahi they do. I have been fortunate enough to spend the last 3 months working with Hope Teaching Garden and the Nature team.

I have been able to apply key theories from my Environmental Science degree and finally get some hands-on, real-life experience out in the field. It has given me a clearer idea of this industry and how we as humans can help to navigate complex environmental issues by working with, not against nature.

I have also loved working with the many volunteers that are involved with EcoMatters – it is always fun to meet new people and have some good chats while being out in nature.

For anyone who would like to spend their time learning from fun, knowledgeable and passionate people, I would definitely recommend doing the internship program at EcoMatters.”