Support us


Volunteer contributions remain steady at almost 14,500 hours per annum, which is a fantastic committment within the broad range of activity areas; from pest monitoring to hosting.

Working with our volunteers is a very rewarding and fun experience. You will need to check the days and frequency of each task. We welcome volunteers who are able to give their time on any of the following bases:

  • for a regular number of hours on a particular day each week, fortnight, or month;
  • for an agreed number of hours on any day each week, fortnight or month;
  • for one off tasks periodically.


We have many different areas volunteers work within, giving a broad range of appeal to different interests and skillsets. The following is a list of some of the areas and tasks that volunteers support us:

  • Cambridge market stall holders
  • Events
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Pest monitoring
  1. Monitoring a sector of the pest-proof fence (monthly)
  2. Monitoring tracking tunnels in one of the enclosures (monthly)
  3. Monitoring tracking tunnels out over the mountain (every three months)
  4. Working with field staff - week days only
  • Planting and weeding
  • Visitor hosts and guides
  • Special projects
  1. Specialist administration; I.T or secretarial skills for one-off projects
  2. Outside projects (control of weeds, spraying), fence - helping staff, large building projects - helping staff, light building projects (benches, feeders etc.) - helping staff

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete and submit the form below (which shows the tasks / areas in more detail) - N.B.  Fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory:

First Name*
Are you a machine? If not please enter nothing in here:
Last Name*
Phone (Day)*
Phone (Night)*
What is the best time to contact you?
Name and number(s) for alternative contact please (for emergencies only)*
Do you have a medical condition that the Trust should know about?*
Age group*
Fitness Level*
Realistically, how many times a month would you like to volunteer?*
Do you have any special skills to share with the Trust?
What time of the day/week are you available?*

In Which area(s) would you most like to help? Choose 1-2 only.

  Cambridge market stall holders - monthly (2nd Sunday of every month)

- Promoting the project / selling merchandise

  Events - weekends (but not always)

- Preparation
- Set up, transport equipment, man stall sites or car parks, pack down

  General light duties - weekdays (usually Tuesdays)

- Filling in the gaps – helping staff as requested

  Maintenance and cleaning - some week days

Small jobs around the Visitor Centre or in the Southern Enclosure: 
- Cleaning windows, decks, outsides of buildings etc.
- Cleaning signage, panels, plaques etc.
- Filling in the gaps – helping staff as required

Pest eradication1-2 times a month or 1-2 times every 3 months

For monitoring work you must have your own team of 2 or more.

(select 1 ONLY)
  Planting and weeding - every Friday fortnight

- Planting and weeding around the Southern Enclosure or Wetland areas

1)    Specialist Administration; IT or Secretarial skills for one-off projects
2)    Outside projects
    - Control of weeds (spraying)
    - Culverts/fence – helping staff 
    - Large building projects – helping staff 
    - Light building projects (benches, feeders etc.) – helping staff 


Special projects
  Visitor experience - tour guides - weekdays or weekends

Must be able to commit to regular days / times

- Guiding visitors through various locations (must be reasonably fit)

  Visitor experience - visitor centre hosts - weekends and some week-days

Must be able to commit to regular days / times

- Hosting visitors, selling food / merchandise, keeping the centre clean / tidy

We always try our best , however, we can only place you where vacancies exist.

Thank you for your interest in the Maungatautari project!