Volunteering is a very rewarding experience!


Rotokare Scenic Reserve thrives on the voluntary support of people like you and me.  Come and help maintain our beautiful reserve; as a nationally-significant project with a predator-free status, our story tells a rare achievement among our nationwide sanctuaries.

You can decide how much time you can contribute! You can help in the following ways:


  • Join our Facebook page; have your friends join it too!

  • Become a Friend of the Lake (FoL) and receive newsletters and invites to special events;

  • Raise funds by hosting your own event;

  • Contribute regular or varying number of hours on any day (particular or set) of the week or month

  • No time for prolonged commitment? Come help with one-off tasks or projects

  • Join the Rotokare Working Bee every Sunday at 9am, followed by a complimentary hot lunch cooked by one of our dedicated volunteers.


We always have exciting projects on the go,  as well as ongoing tasks. Some of the ongoing jobs we require help with are fence inspections and maintenance, ecological monitoring, tunnel monitoring, building maintenance, track maintenance, native tree planting, 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!