13 - 17 November 2017: Volunteers are needed to help with a general tidy up around the campsite and area surrounding the DOC ranger house at Papatowai.


Four volunteers required for five days.

Location: Catlins.

Activity number 10: Please quote the activity number in your volunteer application or enquiry.


Monday 13 November - Friday 17 November 2017


Papatowai campsite amenity block.
Papatowai campsite amenity block
Image: DOC

Nestled in native bush is an old DOC ranger house beside the Papatowai Campsite, which has easy access to the beautiful beach and estuary. Nearby is the Tahakopa Bay Scenic Reserve and many bush walks. Tasks include weeding, vegetation trimming, amenity cleaning, deck cleaning, minor building and a general tidy up of the campsite and area surrounding the DOC house prior to the start of the busy summer season.

What to expect

Fitness/skills: Medium. Carpentry skills would be useful.

Accommodation: Fully-furnished three-bedroom DOC house at Papatowai. A hot shower and laundry facilities are available, and all kitchen appliances and equipment are provided.

Pickup/drop off location: Meet at the DOC Field Centre, 20 Ryley Street, Owaka on Monday 13 November at 8.30 am. The activity will finish at Paptowai around 4.00 pm on Friday 17 November.

Cost: $120 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.


If you have specific questions or would like to know about other conservation 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
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