You Really Can and Will Make a Difference

Conservation volunteers are vital to our operations and we gratefully accept any support someone is willing to provide.

Volunteering is a rewarding experience and there are a number of ways you can contribute. Tasks include one-off projects or regular tasks. Some of the ongoing jobs we need help with include trap maintenance, trap building, pest control, track maintenance, education, office support and assistance with running events. You can decide how much time you contribute. Most projects are single day activities, and offer you opportunities to meet others, learn new skills, do useful conservation work and enjoy the outdoors. For long term projects, we still welcome those that may be able to attend for only one or two days.

 Check out our 2022-2023  Volunteers Year Calendar to see the types of opportunities we have during the year.

You can also help by:

  • Joining our Facebook and have your friends join it too.
  • Raise funds by hosting your own event.

What you do depends partly on your skills, interests and fitness level and our needs at the time. Unless otherwise specified, volunteers are required to provide their own transport, lunch and personal equipment.

Being a volunteer is fun and we want you to enjoy your experience with us! We have a number of events throughout the year to bring our volunteer community together and to thank our volunteers for their support and contribution to our project. Our project aims to create an inclusive environment community where our volunteers feel proud of their conservation efforts.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out our registration form.

Please note:
At the discretion of East Taranaki Environment Collective volunteers may be required to undergo a background and police check.



Our Volunteers

New Plymouth Boys High School video


Des and Allan Phillips

Allan Phillips has volunteered with the Trust for 6 years,

this is what he says about his experience:

“Other than meeting all the lovely team from East Taranaki Environment Trust,
a real highlight has being able to volunteer alongside my brother Des.

Seeing the expansion of ETET over the years and being part of the team that made it happen has been inspiring.
Volunteering is fun and you meet great people from all walks of life.”