General Sunday Volunteering

Please note:  Due to the closure of the Motuihe Wharf by the Department of Conservation (DOC), there are no Sunday volunteer trips planned.   We apologise for any inconvenience.  Updates on wharf access will be inserted here just as soon as we are notified by DOC.

Small weekday volunteer trips of numbers up to 10 may be possible with the use of a beach landing water taxi.  Please contact Simon Sheen at for further information.

  • Tree planting and nursery work is undertaken during the wetter months and over the summer season we turn to nursery work, potting up plants, seed collection, weedwork and track maintenance
  • Bring your lunch, a drink, sturdy shoes or gumboots, garden gloves if you have them and sun or rain protection.  Please remember to bring your own medication if required, i.e. EpiPen, Antihistamine
    We provide a BBQ sausage and a hot drink of tea, coffee or milo
  • Biosecurity is very important on Motuihe Island. Please make sure your shoes are clean and that your bag is sealed and does not have any ants, pests or other insects in it 

We look forward to meeting you and we hope you enjoy your day on Motuihe.  Any questions or queries, please email