Pūkaha welcomes locals and friends from all over the world who are keen to make a difference and give something back.
As a recognized charity, we place willing volunteers in suitable roles on-site including in restoration, breeding and hosting. Short and long-term options available.
Without our generous volunteers, Pūkaha would be a very different place!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please scroll down to see what volunteer roles we currently have available.
Current Volunteer Opportunities – Updated 2023
Would you like to volunteer to become part of our highly skilled team working to protect our tāonga species?
How cool would it be to help monitor our special population of 40 kōkako pairs, other forest manu (birds), or reptiles and invertebrates.
Even better the chance to be involved in finding short-tail bats?
We have a range of activities depending on your interests – predator trapping, species monitoring, the establishment of a native plant nursery, or you could help our conservation rangers to feed and look after our threatened manu being bred for release into the wild.
Along the way you could learn new skills like catching predators, lizard and bird survey techniques, collecting and propagating native seeds, gathering a unique understanding of conservation management in practise!
To protect our 942-hectare ngahere (forest) and its manu (birds) we rely on an army of volunteers as well as our team of staff.
If you are after more information about volunteering with us, please contact: email@example.com.
In your email please indicate which area of work you are interested in.