Otago Polytechnic student helping to maintain the penguin viewing area at Pilots Beach, Otago PeninsulaPHOTO: DOC
Get involved with DOC volunteer activities in your region.
A national overview of all the volunteer activities DOC has on offer.
There are volunteer activities to suit a range of people, skills, and interests.
View the most recent volunteer activities added to the website.
How to choose a suitable volunteer activity, and things you need to consider before you apply.
Volunteers play a vital role in conservation in New Zealand. Find ideas for how you can get involved.
Get involved with community conservation groups working with DOC around the country.
Read inspiring stories from all round the country and see what is possible with a bit of enthusiasm and dedication.
How to start, improve or evaluate a conservation project. Get information on guidelines and best practice.
Get involved in DOC events around the country.
We’re offering scholarships for Outward Bound adventure courses to say thank you to the young people protecting our nature and our natural places.