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Tuuao mai - Volunteer

Everyone can do a little bit – and that all adds up to a
whole heap of work that makes a lot of difference.

 
 

Volunteers

We train and co-ordinate up to 50 regular volunteers and up to 150 casual volunteers each year to undertake the predator control on 2,300 hectares of protected, Maori, and private land. Our amazing volunteers have enabled us to achieve so much of our conservation efforts. Join us today!

The Karioi Backyard Programme.
Bringing the dawn chorus back to Whaingaroa.

Everyone can do a little bit – and that all adds up to
a whole heap of work that makes a lot of difference.
Join the Karioi trapping program for local residents and landowners
– by trapping on your own land.

1. Buy a trap – we provide these at discounted rates!
2. Report your kills – with our brand new online map.

We will help guide your set up! Join us today!

Trap Checking

Volunteer to check stoat and rat traplines on the mountain and surrounding coastal areas. Traplines vary from easy to steep, well graded to rugged terrain. A reasonable level of fitness is generally required to walk the traplines. Lines can be allocated to suit the individual and may take from one to six hours depending on location. Traps are checked weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Training and all trapping materials are provided. Your own transport, suitable clothing and footwear are needed to access the trap line.

Community working days

Community work involves building trap tunnels, quality control of traps, trap deployments, beach clean-ups, bird counts and trap maintenance. Working days are organized on an as-needed basis and includes people of all ages and abilities for 2-6 hrs on any day. Training and materials are provided. Register your interest if you would like to be kept up-to-date about these opportunities. 

Sea Bird Monitoring

Seabirds return to our coastline to establish nesting sites between April and July each year. Monitoring days are scheduled according to weather and moon phases. Training is provided. Please contact us if you are interested in helping with our coastline surveys.

Fundraising and advocacy events

Public events in our community, like the Annual Maui Dolphin Day in March, provide a great opportunity for us to advocate our cause. If you are creative, enjoy developing activities, have organisational skills, or just enjoy being with people, this is a great way to connect with our community. Register your interest if you would like to be kept up-to-date about opportunities to be involved or if you have a great idea you would like to contribute! 

Contribute your special skills

Skills from which we benefit include: data & technical, media, photography, videography, art, education & children, communication, bird-monitoring, scientific & conservation, outdoors, and health & safety. If you would like to get involved in any of these ways, we would love to hear from you!