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. Find an event for you, your family and friends to join.
There are many events throughout the year. Activities vary, but may involve general clean ups, planting, weeding and mulching.
Some of our planting events are family-friendly and eligible for Children's University (CU) credits.
Please read the volunteer guidelines, then contact the listed organiser.
|Event||Date||Contact||Children's University credits|
|Lancaster Park Planting Day||1pm to 3pm
Saturday 23 September
|email@example.com or phone 03 941 8999 on the day to speak with Council.||Yes|
|Barnett Park Spring Plant Care Day||1pm to 3pm
Saturday 23 September
|Amelia Rogers Reserve planting with CVNZ||10am to 1pm
Sunday 24 September
|Bowenvale Reserve Spring Plant Care Day||1pm to 3pm
Saturday 30 September
|Cedarwood Reserve maintenance day||10am to 12pm
Saturday 30 September
|Dry Bush Spring Plant Care Day||1pm to 3pm
Saturday 7 October
|Eastside Bush (Victoria Park) Spring Plant Care Day||1pm to 3pm
Saturday 14 October
|Cedarwood Reserve maintenance day||10am-12pm
Saturday 21 October
|5000 trees at Deville spring maintenance day||10am- 12pm
Saturday 4 November
|Amelia Rogers spring maintenance day||10am-12pm
Saturday 25 Nov
|Event||Next event date||Ranger contact|
|Akaroa Cemetery||Once a firstname.lastname@example.org, 027 547 2933|
|Ashgrove Reserve(external link)||email@example.com, 027 547 2933|
|Barnett Park(external link)||Every Sunday from 1pm to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bottle Lake and Spencer Park||To suit||Park Rangers 03 941 8999|
|Brooker Reserve(external link)||
Second Sunday of the month
|Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead)||
|Andrew Crossland, 027 434 1155|
|Coronation Reserve||Every Friday from 9am to email@example.com, 027 547 2933|
|CVNZ(external link)||Every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm||Donna Lusby, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Diamond Harbour||Last Sunday of the month through to August from 10am to email@example.com, 027 547 2933|
|Donkey Track||First Sunday of the month from 10am to midday||
Te Ringatina Group via Heidi Wilton 027 547 2933
|Drayton Reserve(external link)||
Middle Sunday and last Saturday of the month
|Karen Smith, 027 886 5988|
|Duncan Park||Every Friday through to August at firstname.lastname@example.org, 027 547 2933|
|Ernle Clark(external link)||Last Saturday of the month from 3pm to email@example.com, 027 547 2933|
|Farnley Reserve||Every third Sunday from 9am to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura Kent||First Saturday of every month from 9am to 11am||Karen Smith, 027 886 5988|
|McCormacks Bay||Third Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm||Holly Whitaker, 027 240 6276|
|Papanui Bush||Second Tuesday of the month from 8.30am to 12.30pm||Denis McMurtrie, 021 125 1920|
|South New Brighton Domain||Third Saturday of every month from 2pm to 4pm||Pieter Borcherds, 027 611 8655|
|Thistledown Reserve||Last Saturday of the month at 10am||Karen Smith, 027 886 5988|
|Travis Wetland||Third Saturday of the month from 9am to 12.30pm||John Skilton, 027 4968 935|
Volunteer track projects
Get involved with the development and maintenance of walking and biking tracks with the Port Hills recreation team.
|Drayton Reserve Volunteer(external link)
|Regular working bees, sign up for their newsletters to find out when the next one is.|
|Styx Mill Reserve Bird Monitoring(external link)(external link)||Regular working bees, sign up for their newsletters to find out when the next one is.|
|We run regular working bees maintaining our 10 sites in the OARC. Follow us on Facebook for event details.(external link)|
|Eco Canterbury Calendar||The Eco Canterbury Calendar lists environment-themed events in the region.|
|Forest and Bird Youth Christchurch(external link)||Forest and Bird Youth Christchurch is an environmental advocacy group for 14 to 25-year-olds.
If you're interested in conservation projects, campaigns and volunteering, contact Alex, Christy or Amelia at email@example.com.
|Community gardens(external link)||If you're keen to learn more about gardening or want to share your expertise, a community garden might be right for you.|
|Graffiti removal||Get involved with graffiti removal around Christchurch.|
|Volunteer Canterbury offers a wide range of projects for individuals and groups.|
|Conservation Volunteers New Zealand(external link)||Conservation projects.|
|iNaturalist(external link)||Join the online community and record your nature observations on iNaturalist.
You can also explore observations made around New Zealand, and learn more about our native species.