Guidelines to get yourself ready to volunteer at one of our events.
Get out of the office and into the great outdoors. Volunteering with your colleagues is a great team-building experience and a way for your business to meet its corporate sustainability goals.
The company’s coordinator must ensure everyone knows how to keep safe. All staff must read and understand the guidelines [PDF, 2.4 MB] before volunteering.
Our staff will usually supervise your activity and provide health and safety information. We can sometimes provide equipment and materials for your event.
Not all parks are suited to group projects. Tell us about your group using the volunteer enquiry form and we’ll do our best to find a suitable match.
Rubbish cleanups: Rubbish is an issue in many parks, especially around major roads and waterways. Organising a clean up is a great way to give back to your community.
Planting, weeding and mulching: Our volunteer planting season runs from late autumn to early spring. Outside of this season, you can help by taking part in weeding and maintenance days to protect young plants.
Support your local community: Many parks have active community groups that do regular volunteer work. Consider joining an event at one of these sites.
If your corporate volunteer event will involve a large group, gazebo, bouncy castle or picnic space, you may need to book a space through our events team.
Check out which parks are suitable for large picnics.
Schools wanting to join planting projects should fill out the volunteer enquiry form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools can apply for recycling bins to support sustainability and waste warrior activities. This programme aims to encourage students to participate in recycling and supports the New Zealand Curriculum.
Check out our waste education(external link) programmes.
Keep NZ Beautiful also has some great education resources(external link).
Download the planting guide [PDF, 1.2 MB] and survival guide [PDF, 173 KB] for planting tips.
Check the ecosystem map to see what kind of native plants are best suited to where you live and what historically grew in the area.