Volunteering for the Motuihe Project

Motuihe is a very successful project because of the hundreds of people who have generously given their time and energy in a variety of ways since the project began in 2000.

There are many ways you can volunteer for the project either on the island or back on the mainland: sourcing seeds, planting, weeding, small building projects, manning the kiosk, guiding visitors, planning, raising funds, organising transport, designing brochures, signs or events, researching and recording island heritage and change, advertising, monitoring wild-life and leading work  groups.

Please visit this beautiful island to share your skills, learn new skills, meet amazing people or enjoy a physical workout. Check out the details for different ways of volunteering below.

No matter how small or large your contribution is, when the island is covered in mature native bush, when visitors are overcome by birdsong and tripping over ancient reptiles, you will know that you have helped to achieve this fantastic outcome.

Safety Information

Some parts of the island are potentially dangerous. There are unfenced clifftops, where extreme care is needed, especially with children. When walking the tracks, care must be taken with uneven ground.