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
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am-12pm
Our Nursery Manager Chrissy is 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, text Chrissy at 027 481 0688
Zero Waste Support at the EcoMatters Depot
Mondays and Wednesdays 10am-2pm
Support a leading waste-minimising project by divert incoming materials from landfill by sorting them for reuse or recycling, while getting to know our fun and friendly zero waste team. RSVP to [email protected]
Zero Waste Warrior at Wesley Market
Tuesday and Friday mornings
We’ve helped Wesley Market reduce waste each market day by a massive 62.5%, but we’re still on the journey towards going zero waste. Help manage the waste stations and work with the market community to reduce what goes to landfill. For more info, contact [email protected]
EcoMatters Bike Hubs
Henderson: Tuesdays 10am-2pm, Wednesdays 2-6pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm
New Lynn: Thursdays to Sundays 10am-2pm
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 [email protected]
Love Your Stream Day
Wednesdays and Fridays 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 protected] or [email protected]
Organic Gardening Sessions
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 protected]
We love working with corporate groups. Email [email protected] 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 protected] so we can match you with a project.
Find out more about interning at EcoMatters at Internships