Buller conservation volunteer group

Maintenance of a historic artifact, Charming Creek Walkway.
Maintenance being carried out on a historic artifact, Charming Creek Walkway

A group of conservation volunteers meet every second Tuesday to work on a variety of interesting conservation projects.


9:00 am, every second Tuesday. This takes place year round at Russell Street in Westport, Buller.


The group assists with conservation projects such as maintenance of historic and recreation facilities, weed control, planting of native species and conducting bird surveys.

Find out what's coming up

Programme for January to March 2015

What to expect

Volunteer involved with bird survey.
Enjoying a beautiful day at the beach while carrying out National wader survey, Karamea

Fitness level required: A reasonable level of fitness is required as most volunteer days involve physical work.

Skills required: No specific skills are needed but volunteers must be comfortable using hand tools.

What to bring

Volunteers must bring their own lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Good footwear and wet weather gear is essential. Most other equipment is provided.

Conservation Volunteers join Buller Volunteers and DOC staff with planting at the new carpark, Denniston.
All hands on deck for planting at the new carpark, Denniston

How to get involved

If you are interested in joining the volunteer group contact Nick Moody.


Nick Moody
Email: nmoody@doc.govt.nz

Kawatiri / Westport Office
Phone:   +64 3 788 8008
Fax:   +64 3 788 8009
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Russell Street
Westport 7825
Postal Address:   PO Box 357
Westport 7866

Related link

Download the Buller volunteer agreement form (PDF, 91K)

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