Find an event that you, your family and friends can attend. There are lots to choose from throughout the year and throughout the region.

Community Volunteers from the Styx Mill Reserve Planting Day May 2017

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.

Activities vary and may include general clean ups, tree planting, weeding, mulching and planting.

Please read the volunteer guidelines and then contact the organiser to register your interest in these events.

Regular working bees

Event Next event date Contact
Bottle Lake and Spencer Park  To suit Park Rangers (03) 941 8999
Charlesworth Reserve (Ferrymead) Every Sunday, 3pm to 5pm Andrew Crossland 027 434 1155
Drayton Reserve Saturday 30 June, 2.30pm  Mandy Black 
Halswell Quarry Saturday 23 June, 10am to midday Robbie Hewson 027 459 2891
McCormacks Bay Sunday 15 July, 2pm to 4pm Matt Rose 027 240 6276
Port Hills Saturday 23 June, 1pm to 3pm Di Carter (03) 941 7572 or 027 201 5653
South New Brighton Park Sunday 1 July, 2pm to 4pm Pieter Borcherds 027 611 8655
Thistledown Reserve Saturday 23 June, 10am to midday Mandy Black 
Travis Wetland Saturday 21 June, 9am to midday John Skilton on 027 4968 935
Styx Mill Reserve Bird Monitoring Saturday 7 July, 9am Antony Shadbolt 027 683 8618

Special events

Event Date
Mahoe-nui Reserve upper site winter maintenance(external link) Saturday 30 June 
Cashmere View Playground Planting Day Saturday 30 June 
Kahurangi Drainage Reserve Planting Day Saturday 21 July
Mahoe-nui Reserve lower site winter maintenance(external link) Saturday 28 July 
Ashgrove Reserve Planting Day Saturday 28 July 
Orton Bradley Park Community Planting Day(external link) Sunday 5 August 
Southshore Reserve Community Planting Day Saturday 11 August 
Otukaikino River Reserve Community Planting Day Sunday 26 August 
Mahoe-nui Reserve upper site spring maintenance(external link) Saturday 8 September
Travis Wetland Reserve Community Planting Day Saturday 15 September 
Halswell Quarry Community Planting Day Saturday 22 September 
Horseshoe Lake Community Planting Day Saturday 6 October 
Mahoe-nui Reserve lower site spring maintenance(external link) Saturday 24 November