The Connecting People with Parks programme is a partnership initiative between Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Auckland Council. We visit Auckland Parks on a weekly basis and undertake tasks such as potting up seedlings, planting to restore the health of urban forests and waterways, spreading mulch or removing unwanted weeds.
The aim of the programme is to bring biodiversity back to our central parks and to give people who are interested in conservation a chance to get involved. Each park has its own special characteristics, plants and wildlife and conservation challenges. So its a great opportunity to learn about biodiversity and how we can all make a difference to our environment. It's also a chance to meet new people, make friends and have fun - Join us!
Gloves and tools are provided. All you need to bring is your lunch and a drink, a raincoat and a sunhat. You will be required to wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves and long pants when working on the project. It's all part of our health and safety.
There is no experience required for this role, just enthusiasm. Our Team Leader will guide you through the tasks.
The programme runs every Tuesday from 8am to 4pm and some Sundays. Weekend times vary depending on the activity. Sometimes the project is a full day, other times a half day.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.