Volunteering is a great, hands-on way to get closer to nature and learn how to take action. Our trusty tribe of volunteers come from all backgrounds and would love to meet you.
Join our EcoMatters Volunteers Facebook group to connect with events and projects, or fill in the form to register on our database as a volunteer. Once registered, you’ll receive our EcoMatters newsletter, which will include information on upcoming volunteering opportunities. You can unsubscribe at any time.
REGULAR VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
Native Plant Nursery
1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
Mondays and Thursdays 10am-12pm
We’re growing thousands of plants for local restoration and community projects. Help pot and care for baby plants and learn about our native plants along the way. Wear clothing suitable for outdoors. Bring gloves if you have them (but some will be provided). RSVP essential, by text to 0274 810 688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Garden Volunteering
8 Riverbank Road, New Lynn
Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am-2pm
Join us to learn about regenerative practices, while helping to make Hope Community Garden in New Lynn a flourishing community space. We’ll be preparing the garden beds, tending to seedlings, planting and putting the systems in place to make it a beautiful and inspiring space for learning, sharing and recreation opportunities. RSVP to email@example.com.
Resource Recovery and Recycling at the Depot
Unit E, 489 Rosebank Road, Avondale
Mondays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm
Support our leading waste-minimisation project by helping sort materials for reuse or recycling, to keep these items out of landfill. You’ll get to know our fun and friendly zero waste team and become a waste guru in the process. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Your Stream Days
Locations vary, please confirm when you RSVP
Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-3pm
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 local streams beautiful. Come for as long as you like. RSVPs essential to email@example.com.
EcoMatters Bike Hubs
1 Olympic Place, New Lynn: Thursdays to Sundays 10am-2pm
Maybury Reserve (off Taniwha Street), Glen Innes: Thursdays to Sundays, 10am-2pm
The Falls carpark, 22 Alderman Drive, Henderson: Fridays to Sundays 10am-4pm
Our Bike Hubs offer free advice for people wanting to learn more about cycling. We recondition unwanted bikes and offer them to the community at affordable prices. We would love your help if you have an interest in bikes. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organic Gardening Sessions
1 Olympic Place, New Lynn
Please note there will be no session on Friday 16 April. Sessions resume as normal from Friday 23 April.
Get involved in seasonal activities, get upskilled in organic gardening, and share in the harvest. Learning opportunities include seed sowing and collection; propagation; growing veges and herbs; managing a pollinator garden; pruning an established food forest and building healthy soil. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes or gumboots and a raincoat or hat, and sharp secateurs if you have a pair. Internship enquiries also welcome. RSVP to email@example.com.
We love working with corporate groups. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we partner with businesses and other organisations.
We often need hands on deck to help with admin, marketing, research or events. If you’re interested in volunteering with a particular set of skills, email email@example.com so we can match you with a project.
Find out more about interning at EcoMatters at Internships