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Connect with nature and make a real difference.

We believe the positive steps we all take to protect and restore nature can make a big difference. Wild Heart Project is all about bringing passionate people together to grow the native forests and habitat that will let our native wildlife thrive. Conservation is a core part of the kiwi spirit, and something we are all part of.

Meet a few of the awesome people making a difference.

"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."


Get involved in our conservation volunteer projects across Aotearoa.

Our growing team of volunteers are looking after some of this country’s most special places. Get involved, so together we can care for this country’s precious nature.

Join our overnight volunteer projects across Aotearoa

Now is a perfect time to reconnect with nature and make a real difference. Volunteer for 2 days or 2 months, everyone’s welcome. To support the operation of our projects, a fee of $49.00 - $89.00 per day is required, with a minimum participation of 2 days which include:

  • Accommodation

  • Food & meals

  • Project-related transport

There is a 20% discount if you are volunteering for 3 days or more.

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Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park

At Punakaiki we’re transforming a former run-down farm and pilot mining site into a native rainforest. It’s beside a spectacular wild West Coast beach…

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In Christchurch we’re replanting and restoring important wetlands, to better protect the region’s waterways and natural resources...

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In Wellington we are re-growing the city’s green heart so it’s once more a haven for our native bird species…

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Ātiu Creek

At Ātiu Creek we’re planting a native forest across this stunning Regional Park, set right on the edge of the Kaipara Harbour, the country’s largest harbour…

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How our overnight volunteer projects work

Our projects start each Monday and Thursday, with volunteering activities taking place Monday to Friday. A trained volunteering guide will work alongside you during the day, with evenings left free to explore the area and catch up with fellow volunteers. Also, you’re welcome to extend your stay over the weekend so you can explore the local area in more depth.


Sign up to join us on your next holiday break


When you arrive, meet your guide and fellow volunteers


Put your passion to work on a range of great conservation activities


Take your time to enjoy the places and get to know your team members


Share the awesome things you’ve done to show others what they can do too!

Our Partners and Supporters

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