Whangarei volunteer Wednesday

Volunteers planting by the coast.
Volunteers planting by the coast

Join a DOC ranger for a day, and help preserve our beautiful natural environment. Every month volunteers come together and help us with a wide variety of conservation work.


Every third Wednesday of the month.

What to expect

The work varies from month to month, but is usually suitable for a range of fitness levels and skills. 

Every month it is held at a different location. Past examples include:

  • Site maintenance at Ruapekapeka Pā
  • Weeding at Ocean Beach
  • Painting at Otamure campground
  • Planting at Paradise Shores
  • Fencing at the Whangarei Kiwi Sanctuary, where volunteers were lucky enough to meet a kiwi that required a transmitter change

There is an educational component each month, which may include:

  • A talk from our knowledgeable rangers or a member of the local community group
  • An opportunity to meet local wildlife
  • An opportunity to go on a guided walk

View some snapshots from past Whangarei Volunteer Wednesdays


To find out more or to register your interest contact:

Fiona Watson
Ranger, Partnerships
Phone +64 9 470 3365
Email: fwatson@doc.govt.nz


Find out more

Learn more

Naturespace - ecological restoration groups in your area


To find out how you can get involved in conservation activities near you, contact your local DOC office