Otago Polytechnic student helping to maintain the penguin viewing area at Pilots Beach, Otago PeninsulaPHOTO: DOC
Discover how you can get involved with conservation in New Zealand.
Find DOC volunteer projects in your region that you can get involved with.
Things you need to consider when choosing and applying for DOC volunteer projects.
Get involved with community conservation groups working with DOC around the country.
We have volunteer projects to suit a range of people and skills. Browse projects by the type of work or activities that interest you.
Many conservation projects succeed because of the helping hands of our many volunteers. Read inspiring volunteer stories to see what is possible with a bit of enthusiasm and dedication.
How to run a conservation project. Get information on guidelines, funding and best practice.