Introduction

November 2017 - May 2018: We are looking for long-term volunteers to help with a variety of conservation activities on Stewart Island/Rakiura.

Highlights

Volunteers will work with DOC rangers to help with weed eradication, threatened species work, animal pest control, and track maintenance.

Four volunteers required for three months per trip.

Location: Stewart Island/Rakiura.

Activity number 11: Quote this activity number in your volunteer application or enquiry.

Dates

Trip A: Tuesday 7 November 2017 – Friday 2 February 2018
Trip B: Tuesday 6 February 2018 – Friday 4 May 2018

Weed spraying sand dunes, Stewart Island.
Weed spraying sand dunes, Stewart Island
Image: DOC

Description

We are looking for long-term volunteers to help with a variety of conservation activities on Stewart Island/Rakiura, in the Rakiura National Park and around Halfmoon Bay.

Volunteers will work with DOC rangers to help with weed eradication, threatened species work, animal pest control, and track maintenance.

Most work will be based in the field and involve overnight trips. There will also be the opportunity to work on activities with local community groups.

What to expect

Fitness/skills: High.

Accommodation: Provided.

Pickup/drop off location: Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre, Stewart Island/Rakiura. Times and dates will be confirmed with successful applicants.

Cost: There is no charge for these activities. However, volunteers will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from Stewart Island/Rakiura. Food will only be provided while away on overnight field trips - volunteers will need to provide all other food.

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.

Contact

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
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
 

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