Kaipātiki Project

Location: Birkdale, North Shore
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Team size: 5 - 25


This organisation is one of the largest restoration and environmental education providers in Auckland. A key objective is restoring the Eskdale catchment area and native bush in North Auckland, at the same time as increasing community engagement.

Your team will be able to get involved in a variety of tasks including work in the native plant nursery, potting up plants, weeding and composting, clearing rubbish from forests and streams, planting native trees (in the winter), monitoring pest traps and even enjoying a bushwalk.

This is a chance to enjoy a day outdoors with your team, whilst working to restore the area to its natural beauty for everyone to enjoy.

As a charity this organisation relies on the generosity of funders, supporters, members and sponsors to run great restoration projects. They ask any corporate group volunteering to consider making a donation of $350 for a half day, or $600 for a full day. This is a voluntary donation but does help cover costs.

By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;

Goal 3 - Good health and well-being
Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities
Goal 11 - sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13 - Climate action

We learned how to deal with flax, transplant seedlings to larger growing pots, the names and differences of some plant species. We got hands on experience with gardening and conservation. We also got some exercise for once, which was great.
It was satisfying to help this community project in a small way to achieve their goals.


Interested in this opportunity? Check out our membership information or send us an email: