Connect with nature, volunteer, and make a real difference!

Wild Heart Project is part of Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and WildLABWe are bringing passionate people together to grow the home of our native wildlife. Learn more about us and our wonderful partners and supporters that make it all possible.

Join our
Summer Volunteering Getaways

Bring your mates along on a volunteering getaway in one of our awesome project sites to restore habitats, meet new friends and be immersed in nature!

Our places.

  • Punakaiki

    At Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park, we're transforming a former farm and mining site into native forest. It's beside a spectacular wild West Coast beach...

    $249  |  5 days, 4 nights

  • Christchurch

    Water is the source of all life and here in Christchurch we’re replanting and restoring important wetlands, to better protect the region’s waterways...

    $199  |  5 days, 4 nights

  • Wellington

    In Wellington we are re-growing the city’s green heart so it’s once more a haven for our native bird species. There a great range of projects to be involved in...

    $199  |  5 days, 4 nights

  • Auckland

    In Auckland we’re bringing biodiversity back to the city’s many parks and beaches...

    $199  |  5 days, 4 nights

At a glance.


5 Days and 4 Nights (Starts Monday morning and ends Friday afternoon)


Farm houses, cottages and/or baches at project sites with bunk beds, full bathroom, laundry and kitchen facilities.


The meeting point for each project site is easy to get to. You can let us know if you need a hand with getting there!


Food with vegetarian and vegan options is provided, with everyone joining in at mealtimes to prepare and share.


Anyone aged 18 or over can join. People aged under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You don't need any prior experience in conservation.


Include raising native seedlings, planting, cleaning up beaches, removing weeds, maintaining tracks and trails and more!


What do other volunteers say?

"The thing I liked the most about my volunteering experience was being immersed in nature. The work was good, we did a lot of different things. As a gardener, it was interesting for me to learn new things about New Zealand's flora. I would definitely recommend it."


View our stories.

What it's like to volunteer with us

Our volunteering programme involves both locals and volunteers from Aotearoa and all over the world who stay with us to protect our environment...

Looking after the Tuna / Longfin Eel

The longfin eel is a truly amazing creature. At up to 2m long, they are the largest eel in the world and can live to be over 100 years old...

Volunteer locally for single day projects.

Discover your local places and make a difference to our natural habitat by joining one of Conservation Volunteers NZ one-day projects. There's usually no cost for these projects, and you can join for just one event, or come as often as you like.


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0800 WILDHEART / 0800 945343

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