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VOLUNTEERING

Whether you are an individual, a group of friends/family, a school, or an organisation, seek our current volunteering opportunities below and register!

Our volunteering opportunities work towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #3, #4, #6, #7, #11, #13, #14, #15, and #17.

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  • Kurt Brehmer Walkway
    Kurt Brehmer Walkway
    Kurt Brehmer Walkway
    Time is TBC
    Kurt Brehmer Walkway, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    Time is TBC
    Kurt Brehmer Walkway, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - If your team would love to work outdoors, come and spend some time planting, mulching and weeding and help keep the Kurt Brehmer walkway in great shape.
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  • Native Tree Planting
    Native Tree Planting
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - Enquire for May - Oct Native Tree Planting
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  • Save Baby Trees from Noxious Weeds
    Save Baby Trees from Noxious Weeds
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Time is TBC
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Time is TBC
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - These are future forests providing habitat and food for many other native species of birds, insects and lizards.
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  • Bring Back the Mātātā (Fernbird)
    Bring Back the Mātātā (Fernbird)
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Mātātā (fernbird) are endemic (unique) to Aotearoa, New Zealand and are now classed as "at risk or declining".
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  • Get Ripped in our Green Gym
    Get Ripped in our Green Gym
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Time To Be Confirmed
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Time To Be Confirmed
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - Keep connected, keep healthy, and keep green!
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  • Habitat Restoration Heroes - Nature Needs You!
    Habitat Restoration Heroes - Nature Needs You!
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - Besides planting new native plants (from big trees to low growing groundcover, depending on the situation), a key element of restoration is to manage environmental weeds (otherwise known as pest plants).
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  • Te Whau Pathway Plant a Tree Project - West Auckland
    Te Whau Pathway Plant a Tree Project - West Auckland
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Register to organise a time
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Register to organise a time
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - When the pathway is built and you walk it with your family and friends, you can tell them, "Hey, I helped plant that!" ;)
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  • Stop the Plastic Soup
    Stop the Plastic Soup
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - This project is aiming to stem the flow of rubbish into our harbour which forms massive plastic soups in our seas.
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  • Weed and native plant mapping 2024 (Biodiversity Survey 2024)
    Weed and native plant mapping 2024 (Biodiversity Survey 2024)
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Register to organise a time
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Register to organise a time
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - A great project for an environmental and conservation driven group or individual who needs practical experience of identifying plants.
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  • Take photos for science sake
    Take photos for science sake
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Time is TBD
    Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Volunteering opportunity - You do not need to know much about plants to help our environment.
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  • Whau River Cleanup Regatta 2024
    Whau River Cleanup Regatta 2024
    Auckland
    28 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Auckland, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    28 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Auckland, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    The annual Whau River Cleanup is back for 2024! Grab the whanau together for a fun, community day, cleaning the Whau Awa.
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  • Whau River Clean Up Regatta 2024
    Whau River Clean Up Regatta 2024
    West End Rowing Club
    08 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    West End Rowing Club, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    08 Apr 2024, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    West End Rowing Club, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    The annual Whau River Clean Up is back for 2024! Grab the whanau together for a fun, community day, cleaning the Whau Awa.
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  • Community Planting and Ecological Restoration. Tony Segedin Reserve, Avondale
    Community Planting and Ecological Restoration. Tony Segedin Reserve, Avondale
    End of Canal Road, Avondale
    30 Jul 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    End of Canal Road, Avondale, Tony Segedin Drive, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    30 Jul 2023, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    End of Canal Road, Avondale, Tony Segedin Drive, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    Come and join the Whau River Catchment Trust (WRCT) and Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Volunteers doing a couple of hours of planting in the Tony Segedin Coastal Reserve at the end of Canal Road in Avondale.
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  • Community Planting and Ecological Restoration
    Community Planting and Ecological Restoration
    End of Heaphy Street
    25 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    End of Heaphy Street, Heaphy Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
    25 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    End of Heaphy Street, Heaphy Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
    Come and join the Whau River Catchment Trust (WRCT) and some Conservation Volunteers doing a couple of hours of planting and weed removal in our ecological restoration project in Sister Rene Shadbolt Park.
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  • Family Community Volunteer Day
    Family Community Volunteer Day
    Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve, AKL
    27 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve, AKL, Unnamed Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
    27 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve, AKL, Unnamed Road, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
    Hey team! We have our next community volunteer day coming up on the 27th of November!! 🥳
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  • Community Planting Day '22
    Community Planting Day '22
    Meet Car Park 36 Rathlin St. BHB
    31 Jul 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Meet Car Park 36 Rathlin St. BHB, 36 Rathlin Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
    31 Jul 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Meet Car Park 36 Rathlin St. BHB, 36 Rathlin Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
    Come along with your whānau and friends to meet others within your community who care about our environment and want to get involved with planting native trees.
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  • Whau River Clean Up Regatta 2022
    Whau River Clean Up Regatta 2022
    West End Rowing Club
    22 May 2022, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm NZST
    West End Rowing Club, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    22 May 2022, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm NZST
    West End Rowing Club, 26 Saunders Place, Avondale, Auckland 1026, New Zealand
    A fun event organised to find the first boat back with the largest quantity of litter picked up from the Whau river and for the most unusual items found!
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  • UPCOMING VOLUNTEER PLANTING DAYS
    UPCOMING VOLUNTEER PLANTING DAYS
    The Whau River Catchment Trust
    01 Jun 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm NZST
    The Whau River Catchment Trust, 36 Rathlin Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, Auckland, New Zealand
    01 Jun 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm NZST
    The Whau River Catchment Trust, 36 Rathlin Street, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600, Auckland, New Zealand
    Would you like to join us for a planting day event? Planting events will commence from June 1st and run until the end of October 2021. Contact us at info@whauriver.org.nz to find out more.
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