Introduction

22 - 26 January 2018: Volunteers will work with DOC staff on routine hut maintenance. Tasks will include painting the interior and exterior of the hut, cleaning and minor building repairs.

Highlights

Four volunteers required for five days.

Location: Oteake Conservation Park, Central Otago.

Activity number 20: Quote this activity number in your volunteer application or enquiry.

Date

Monday 22 January – Friday 26 January 2018  

Description

Freshly painted Ida Railway Hut.
Freshly painted Ida Railway Hut
Image: DOC

Originally a railway station in the Ida Valley, this gem was relocated to be used as a high country mustering hut. It oozes character, and provides an opportunity for you to stay and enjoy the vast landscape of golden tussock and changing light.

Volunteers will work with DOC staff on routine hut maintenance. Tasks will include painting the interior and exterior of the hut, cleaning and minor building repairs.

What to expect

Fitness/skills: Low to medium. The work involves climbing ladders and scaffold so you must be agile and comfortable with heights.

Accommodation: As the work will involve painting the inside of the hut, volunteers will need to camp and must bring a tent.

Pickup/drop off location: Meet at the DOC Office, 43 Dunstan Road, Alexandra at 9.00 am on Monday 22 January, returning to the same location at 4.30 pm on Friday 26 January.

Cost: $125 per person - contribution towards food and transport.

What to bring

A full equipment list and information pack will be issued prior to the commencement of the activity.

How to apply

To find out more about what to expect, how to apply for activities, acceptance and cancellation details view the Otago volunteer information and online application form.

Contact

If you have specific questions or would like to know about other volunteer opportunities in the area, contact:

Southland and Otago Volunteer Coordinator

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 
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