Find out how to volunteer and join the growing numbers of Kiwis for kiwi.

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Department of Conservation Haast Biodiversity team is looking for 1–2 volunteers for 6 months to assist them with the 2019/20 field season. The role will focus on monitoring the wild population of Haast tokoeka kiwi. 

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Volunteers are the heart of many kiwi conservation projects. Their time, expertise and energy are vital to help Kiwis for kiwi achieve our goals.

Some people join formal kiwi projects lead by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and other agencies; others put energy into community-driven projects.

Volunteer opportunities

Community-led kiwi conservation programmes are under way throughout New Zealand, with most supported by The Kiwi Trust. Find out what is happening in your community.

If you live near wild kiwi that are not being managed, you could set up a community kiwi care group.

Each year DOC runs a range of volunteer opportunities, and some provide the chance to work with kiwi. Like the one above.

Volunteer opportunities are also available through the New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers.