20 - 25 November 2017: Volunteers will take part in historic restoration work on the old Southland Ski Club hut.


Four volunteers required for six days.

Location: Northern Southland.

Activity number 12: Quote this activity number in your volunteer application or enquiry.


Monday 20 November – Saturday 25 November 2017


A volunteer replacing the wall linings of the hut.
A volunteer replacing the wall linings of the hut.
Image: John Peterson | DOC

Discover Southland's best kept secret, and enjoy spectacular views over northern Southland and the hills above Garston. Volunteers will be involved with historic restoration work on the old Southland Ski Club hut.

Tasks include painting, cleaning and minor carpentry work. There is also the opportunity to go to places that are seldom visited by the public.

What to expect

Fitness/skills: Medium.

Accommodation: Fully-furnished house at Athol. A hot shower and laundry facilities are available and all kitchen appliances and equipment are provided.

Pickup/drop off location: Meet at the DOC Workshop (at the rear of Marshall Industries),193 Bond Street Invercargill, on Monday 20 November at 8.30 am, returning to the same location around 3.00 pm on Saturday 25 November 2017. Alternatively, volunteers can meet the group in Athol at 12.30 pm on Monday 20 November - please advise the activity leader if you wish to do this.

Cost: $150 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 Southland volunteer information and online application form.


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