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Haere mai! We welcome volunteers to Taranaki Mounga Project. There are plenty of opportunities for helping out to suit your time and availability, skill level and comfort with the outdoors.  

Many volunteers help manage one of the many traplines that encircle Taranaki Maunga. It’s important work to protect our native species and help restore the biodiversity of the area. If that sounds like you, you’ll learn how to set, bait and check traps as well as stay safe in the outdoors.  

Volunteers also help with monitoring species, such as kiwi and toutouwai (North Island Robin), track maintenance and assisting visitors.  

We’ll work with you, whether you have a few hours to give or can regularly contribute half a day or more.

Depending on your volunteering interests and the area that suits to help with, you may also end up helping with one of our partner organisations, such as Taranaki Kiwi Trust, or Kaitake Ranges Conservation Trust. There are many iwi and community groups who are working collectively on the vision of restoring the ecological resilience of Taranaki Maunga.

You can browse all the restoration projects happening in Taranaki on the Action Hub, run by biodiversity trust, Wild for Taranaki. This is also where we list our project areas and stay in touch with volunteers.

 


How do I get involved?

Work on Taranaki Maunga and the national park, Te Papakura o Taranaki, is divided into 4 project areas,Pouakai (the Northern side), Taimāuru (the Western side), Taimarangai (the Eastern side) and Taitonga (the Southern side).

Pouakai
Te Papakura o Taranaki
Help Required: Pest Control
Taimarangai
Te Papakura o Taranaki
Help Required: Pest Control
Taimāuru
Te Papakura o Taranaki
Help Required: Pest Control
Taitonga
Te Papakura o Taranaki
Help Required: Pest Control

To become a volunteer with Taranaki Mounga Project, you need to register on the Action Hub. Click on one (or more) of our four project areas and then click the button to register.  It involves filling in some basic details including your name, contact email and phone and the type of volunteering you’d like to do. Then you’ll have access to more details about the project and we’ll be in touch to meet up with you and work out the details of your volunteering.  

What’s next? 

Once you’ve registered on the Action Hub and shown your interest in one (or more) of our projects, you can see any events coming up and this will be the main way we communicate with you and send you messages about your involvement. We’ll be in touch with you!