We love our volunteers. If you fancy being part of an indispensable team of like-minded superheroes, get in touch! Our trusty tribe of volunteers come from all backgrounds and from all over the city (and the world!) 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.
WEEKLY 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. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zero Waste Support at the EcoMatters Depot
Unit E, 489 Rosebank Road, Avondale
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am-2pm
Support our leading waste-minimisation project by sorting 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 email@example.com.
Zero Waste Warriors at Wesley Market
740 Sandringham Road Extension, Mt Roskill
Tuesdays and Fridays 9am-12pm
Help keep Wesley Market on track to be zero-waste, by offering guidance to visitors and stallholders about good waste management practices. New volunteers for these sessions will need to attend an initial briefing and training session on a Monday or Wednesday at our depot in Rosebank Rd. 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
Help out and get skilled-up in organic gardening. We’ll be pruning, planting wildflower and bee gardens, and building up soil, composting, mulching, weeding and looking after paths and lawns. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes or gumboots and a raincoat or hat, and sharp secateurs if you have a pair. 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