Volunteers undertake some of the most crucial work across our vibrant region.
Every year thousands of people, from primary school students to retirees, roll up their sleeves and get to work helping protect our wai, whenua and kararehe.
From cleaning out streams, replanting natives back into the environment to helping eradicate pest plants and animals – our volunteers get stuck in and help make our local environment thrive.
And while on the job our volunteers enjoy meeting new people, developing their skills and helping our region to thrive, it’s a two-way street.
Volunteers help Regional Council to extend work programmes, build community resilience and provide invaluable localised knowledge with their diverse skill-sets and experience.