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

Join the Wild Heart Project!

We believe the positive steps we all take to protect and restore nature can make a big difference. Wild Heart Project is part of Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Shades of Green. We bring 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.








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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.

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Join our overnight conservation volunteer projects across Aotearoa.

Our overnight projects are a great way to connect with different parts of the country, and meet awesome people! Projects start every Monday and Thursday. Volunteer for 2 days to 2 months, everyone's welcome.


A daily charge helps support costs for food, accommodation, transport and your guide ($89 adults, $49 kids). There’s also a 20% discount if volunteering for 3 days or more.

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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...

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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...

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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. There a great range of projects to be involved in...

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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…

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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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."



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