Volunteers - Otanewainuku

In or out of the Bush

Volunteers are the life blood of the Trust.

There is a broad mix of activities where you can volunteer your time, for example, stoat trapping, line maintenance, administration or cooking the sausages at work days.  Some tasks do require specialist training and we can help with that.  Many things can be done from home such as publicity and education.  Your assistance can be on-going or a one-off. Let us know how you can help us.


  • Chair (Board)
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Work Day Helpers/General Helpers
  • Website 
  • Database
  • Work Day Supervisors
  • Work Day Hosts
  • Team Leaders
  • Mustelid Trapping Team Coordinator


  • Operations Team/OKT Secretary
  • Stoat Trappers
  • OKT Treasurer
  • Conservation Law
  • Article Writers
  • Education Team Coordinator
  • Education/Advocacy Team Member


Register as a Volunteer

Volunteer Noticeboard

Volunteers at our Work Day

Volunteer Notice Board
Spotted anything out of the ordinary?

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Bush Safety

Plan Ahead

  • How long will it take?
  • When will it get dark?
  • Poor cellphone coverage
  • BYO food and drink

Tell Someone Else

  • Which track will you take?
  • Due back by? 

Weather Check

  • NZ weather changes quickly. 
  • Check forecast

Know Your Limits

  • Stick to Tracks
  • Keep off pest control lines 
  • Plan to suit the abilities of your group 

Enjoy yourself!