Volunteering is a very rewarding experience !


Rotokare Sanctuary thrives on the voluntary support  of people like you and me.  Help maintain the success of Rotokare Sanctuary, which is a nationally significant project, having achieved a predator-free status.  A rare achievement among our nationwide sanctuaries.

It is entirely up to you how much time you can give, we welcome volunteers who are able to give time in any of the following ways:-


  • Join our Facebook page, have your friends join it too

  • Become a friend of the lake and receive newsletters and invites to special events

  • Raise funds by hosting your own event

  • Regular or varying number of hours on any particular or set day of the week or month

  • One off tasks or projects

  • Assist with "working Bee's" held every Sunday from 9am.  Followed by a complimentary hot lunch, cooked by another one of our dedicated volunteers.


We always have exciting projects on the go,  as well as ongoing tasks.  The following are some of the ongoing jobs we require help with at Rotokare: Fence inspections & maintenance, ecological monitoring, tunnel monitoring, building maintenance, track maintenance, native plantings, construction works, weed control, guided walks for eco-tourism and the education programme, and many more..... 

Please contact us if you require more information, download our latest volunteer bulletin and the volunteer handbook below, we look forward to meeting you.