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If you have a little time and energy to volunteer there are opportunities across many fields and in a range of roles.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can help you gain valuable work experience, get new skills and training, make new contacts, and make a positive difference in your community. 

Community centres

There are a range of volunteer opportunities at community centres. Get in touch with the venue directly.

Community centres

Emergency management

Wellington Region Emergency Management (WREMO) offers training for volunteers in Civil Defence Emergency Management.

You can also volunteer for the Wellington Rural Fire Force.

Parks, gardens and reserves

The work of Wellington volunteers helps restore our natural environment, eradicate pest plants and animals, and build tracks and walkways for everyone to enjoy.

Volunteer activities can include:

  • group planting and restoration
  • animal pest control
  • weed control
  • track building
  • rubbish collection
  • fundraising to enhance reserves
  • tour and guide work in a botanic garden with our Friends group or Trust

Volunteer outdoors with the Council

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo recruits for volunteers twice a year in March and August. You can find out all about it on the volunteer section of their website. 


Zealandia offers various roles within their volunteer workforce. They run a number of work-groups covering a wide range of tasks. Whether you donate your time once a month, or regularly each week, there’s bound to be a way for you to get stuck in.

Volunteer roles fall under the following categories:

  • Sanctuary care and preservation
  • Conservation
  • Visitor experience
  • Communications and marketing

For more information or to apply, contact our Volunteer and Guide Coordinator.

Phone: 04 920 9200