Volunteer

We have one last plantout day coming up for 2022

If you missed out on earlier planting days, if you didn’t get enough of the planting or if you want to be part of this stunning 6 hectare restoration project then please join us for the morning, the afternoon or both!

Day: Sunday 6th November
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: 107 Pococks Rd, just 3km from the Springfield Donut.
What to bring: yourself, your friends, your lunch, sturdy shoes & a hat
What we provide: spades, gloves, mallets, planting instructions, snacks & drinks

Look out for the Te Ara Kākāriki Flag on arrival.

Contact Letitia at [email protected] or text 027 7733 262 for enquiries or to let us know you’re coming.

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For all our Plantout Days an ecologist will speak about Te Ara Kākāriki and local biodiversity and you will be given a planting demonstration.  We will provide spades, clean gloves, drinking water and cups, morning and afternoon tea. A toilet will be available at each site.

Other planting opportunities:

Te Ara Kakariki can organise a planting day for your staff team or community group in September or October 2023.  For more info on staff planting days Click HERE.

For enquiries email [email protected]

Why become a volunteer?

With less than 1% of vegetation remaining on the Canterbury Plains, we need you help to plant native Greendots. Every year Te Ara Kākāriki plants natives at a number of sites.

Te Ara Kākāriki encourage those with an interest in the environment, those that love getting outdoors and those that want to want to be around like minded people to get involved.

Volunteer to become active agents of change.

Details about our large Spring Planting days

TRANSPORT: Upon registering, you will be able to choose the closest bus pickup location for you in the Christchurch or Selwyn District. The bus will take you to the sites, and back by 5pm.

PLANTING SITES: You will plant at a morning, and afternoon site, so you will experience a range of plants according to the soil, topography and micro climates. Sites vary within Selwyn, depending on the scheduled event.

THE DAY: We have ecologists laying plants, there will be a demonstration of how to plant, and opportunities for question and answers about the native plants selected for each site. There will be two concurrent groups, visiting at least two sites over the day

WE PROVIDE: Gloves and spades. Snacks and drinks.

FOOD: Please advise of dietary requirements when registering.

BRING: Please bring your friends and family, sturdy shoes, a sun hat and lots of enthusiasm.

REGISTER: Volunteers must register for events – this is via an online form, usually posted six weeks before the event, closing two days before the planting or when buses are full.

SMALL DONATION: Most of the funds for restoration projects are provided through public funding. This is the one time in the year we ask for a small contribution from volunteers. Please consider giving $10 per adult, and $5 per child to help us cover our costs. Click the yellow donate button – top right to donate.

POSTPONEMENT DATES: We always have a back up day the week after in case of bad weather, please note the postponement date when registering.

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