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Community Volunteers from the Styx Mill Reserve Planting Day May 2017

Volunteer in a park

Volunteering is a great way to help look after the environment you enjoy. Learn more about your community, be active in the outdoors and meet new people.

There are many events throughout the year. Activities vary, but may involve general clean ups, planting, weeding and mulching.

Please read the volunteer guidelines, then contact the listed organiser.

Regular working bees

Event Next event date Contact
Bottle Lake and Spencer Park  To suit Park Rangers 03 941 8999
Bexley Park Second Saturday of the month, 10am to midday, starts from 9 March 2019 Karen Smith 027 886 5988
Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead)

During daylight savings: every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm

Rest of year: every Sunday, 2pm to 4pm

Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155
McCormacks Bay Third Sunday of the month, 2pm to 4pm Matt Rose 027 240 6276
South New Brighton Park First Sunday of every month, 2pm to 4pm Pieter Borcherds 027 611 8655
Thistledown Reserve Monthly Karen Smith 027 886 5988
Travis Wetland Third Saturday of the month, 9am to 12.30pm John Skilton on 027 4968 935

More opportunities

Drayton Reserve Volunteers(external link) and Styx Mill Reserve Bird Monitoring(external link) hold regular working bees. 

The Eco Canterbury Calendar(external link) lists environment themed events in the region.

If you're keen to learn more about gardening, or want to share your expertise, a community garden(external link) might be right for you.

Get involved with graffiti removal around Christchurch.

Head to Volcan(external link) for more volunteering opportunities, or to Conservation Volunteers New Zealand(external link) to volunteer on conservation projects.

Join the online community and record your nature observations on iNaturalist(external link). You can also explore observations made around New Zealand, and learn more about our native species.

Help our rangers out – if you see an issue in a park, report it via Snap Send Solve.